Lutheranism and Anglicanism in Colonial New Jersey: An Early Ecumenical Experiment in New Sweden

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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

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