"A study document authorized by The House of Bishops of the Episcopal Church at General Convention Phoenix, Arizona July 10-19, 1991".
"With funds provided by the Trinity Institute, the Committee on the Pastoral Letter commissioned three scholars to co-author the study. Those chosen were Robert Wright of General Theological Seminary (General Editor), Richard Norris of Union Theological in New York, and Louis Weil of Church Divinity School of the Pacific. Drafts of the document were circulated to all bishops for comment twice before this version was adopted by the House of Bishops at the General Convention in July 1991 for study throughout the Church". -- Foreword, p. v.
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents: Foreword / Edmond L. Browning, Presiding Bishop -- Precis -- Introduction -- The Bishop as Proclaimer and Teacher -- The Bishop as Provider of the Sacraments -- The Bishop as Leader in the Church -- Conclusion -- Study Guide -- Study Program.