Guild of Scholars of The Episcopal Church

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The Guild of Scholars of the Episcopal Church is a society of lay Episcopal academics which meets annually at General Theological Seminary in New York in November of each year.

The guild was founded in 1945 and has included notable members such as Cleanth Brooks, Brooks Otis, Henry Babcock Veatch, Frederick Pottle, W. H. Auden, Dell Hymes, Hyatt Waggoner, and Richard W. Bailey. Norman Pittenger was a past chaplain. Current members include the literary academics John V. Fleming, Debora Shuger, and Charles Forker, the chemical weapons specialist George Parshall, the religious historians David L. Holmes and Robert Bruce Mullin, and the psychiatrist Margaret Morgan Lawrence. The chaplain, in perpetuity, of the guild is the Rev. Canon J. Robert Wright. David Hurd offers a regular organ recital at every meeting.

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