Congratulations to the Rev. Oran Warder

Date: September 19, 2023

I am delighted today to announce the publication of Rebuilding Zion: William Holland Wilmer and the Rebirth of the Episcopal Church in Virginia, 1782-1827 by the Rev. Oran E. Warder.

This is the second book to be published that marks the Historic Bicentenary. This one focuses on our key founder. The story is told in rich detail. From the evil institution of slavery to the priest committed to creating institutions for the new America, the portrait of Wilmer is complete and rounded. It is a remarkable book.

I am grateful for Oran’s willingness to do this work; I am grateful to Christopher Poore of VTS Press for his high quality production work on the book. The result is astonishing and good. Thank you.

The Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, Ph.D.
Dean and President of Virginia Theological Seminary and the President of The General Theological Seminary

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