Lutheranism and Anglicanism in Colonial New Jersey: An Early Ecumenical Experiment in New Sweden
|Author: ||Geissler, Suzanne|
The Lutheran Church of Sweden's ministry and mission began in the New World in 1636 with the short-lived colony of New Sweden and continued until 1789, or until about the time that the Swedish Lutheran churches of the Delaware Valley began joining the Episcopal Church (1784-1846). The story of the Swedish churches in colonial America constitutes a fascinating chapter in the history of ecumenical relations in America.
". . . well-researched, using both primary and secondary sources, and the story moves along. . . . makes a contribution to the ongoing talks between the Anglicans and the Lutherans." - Journal of Ecumenical Studies
". . . an attractively written summation of what appears in the official records of the church bodies and the correspondence of the clergymen involved" - Anglican and Episcopal History