Religion: California Schism

The Right Rev. James Albert Pike, Protestant Episcopal Bishop of California, is an eminent churchman who does not try to hide his doubts about such Christian doctrines as the Virgin Birth and the Trinity. A year and a half ago, Pike's unorthodoxy led a group of High Church ministers from Georgia to demand that the House of Bishops try him for heresy (they didn't). Now Dissenter Pike is faced with a schism of dissenters right in his own diocese.

Center of the schism is the Church of the Redeemer in Palo Alto, whose parishioners are all former members of the nearby Episcopal...

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