The Bishop’s Progress
Brahmin Prophet: Phillips Brooks and the Path of Liberal Protestantism
by Gillis J. Harp
Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2003
(256 pages; $32.95, paperback)
reviewed by C. FitzSimons Allison
The historian Allen Guelzo has observed that the Episcopal Church has been “served by self-protective biography.” In Brahmin Prophet, Gillis Harp shows how true that is in regard to Phillips Brooks. Previous biographers of the dominant figure of the late-nineteenth-century Episcopal Church—A. V. G. Allen, William Laurence, Raymond Albright, and E. Clowes Chorley—largely ignored the romantic influence on and the denigration of doctrine in Brooks’s theology.
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C. FitzSimons Allison is the retired Episcopal bishop of South Carolina and the author of The Cruelty of Heresy (Morehouse) and other books. He is one of the founders of the modern Evangelical movement in the Episcopal Church.
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