Episcopalian identity tends to focus on history and worship, andsometimes on ethics-but "e;cradle"e; and new Episcopalians-plusseekers-will benefit from having a brief, accessible summary of theChristian faith as seen through an Episcopalian lens. There are two underlying convictions behind the book: first, thatecumenism is at the heart of the Episcopal faith. Episcopalians are wellplaced to offer themselves as a place of convergence between RomanCatholics and Protestants, and even between Roman Catholics and theOrthodox. Secondly, in the current conflicts both within the EpiscopalChurch and between the Episcopal Church and some of its AnglicanCommunion partners, there is no fundamental difference in doctrine. The book is an attempt to portray what all parties have in common. The book comes in four parts:The Faith-outlining notions of Trinity, Jesus, Israel, Holy Spirit, Church,Creation, Kingdom, and salvation. Sources of the Faith-Scripture, tradition and reason. The Order of the Faith-Worship, Ministry, Mission. The Character of the Faith-English legacies, American dreams, Globaldimensions.