Richard Channing Moore




Early Life


Virginia Seminary





Bibliography for Richard Channing Moore

There are very few modern works that study Bishop Moore, so the researcher is left with contemporary works or later histories of the Episcopal Church.


"Bishop Richard Channing Moore and the Renewal of the Antebellum Episcopal Church of Virginia", by Susan H. Godson; appearing in Virginia Cavalcade, vol xxxii, No. 4, Spring 1983, Virginia State Library, Richmond, VA.

The Church of St. Andrew, Richmond, Staten Island; Its History, Vital Records and Gravestone Inspriptions by William T. Davis, Charles W. Leng and Royden Woodward Vosburgh; pub. by Staten Island Historical Society, Staten Island, NY, 1925.

Funeral Discourse on the Death of Rt. Rev. Richard Channing Moore, D.D. by Rev. Henry S. Keppler, Rector of St. Andrew's Church, preached in St. Andrew's Church, Baltimore, Sunday Morning, Nov'r 21, 1841; Baltimore, D. Brunner, Woods and Crane Printers, 1841.

History and Reminiscences of the Monumental Church, Richmond, Va., from 1814 to 1878 by Geo. D. Fisher; Richmond, Whittet & Shepperson, 1880.

History of the Theological Seminary in Virginia and Its Historical Background, by William A. R. Goodwin; New York, Edwin S. Gorham, 1923

Life of the Right Reverend Richard Channing Moore, D.D., Bishop of Virginia by John Nicholas Norton; New York, General Protestant Episcopal S. School Union and Church Book Society, 762 Broadway, 1859.

The Life and Character of Bishop Moore of Virginia, Written in 1841, Just After His Death; privately printed. [probably written by Rev. William Norwood]

Memoir of the Life of the Rt. Rev. Richard Channing Moore, D.D., Bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Virginia, by J. P. K. Henshaw; Philadelphia, William Stavely & Co., 1843.

"Richard Channing Moore and the Revival of the Southern Church," by Lawrence L. Brown, Historical Magazine of the Protestant Episcopal Church, March 1966.

The Richmond Theater Fire: Early America's First Great Disaster by Meredith Henne Baker; LSU Press, 2012

Six Centuries of the Moores of Fawley, Berkshire, England and their Descendants Amid the Titled and Untitled Aristocracy of Great Britain and America, by David Moore Hall; Richmond, O.E. Flanhart Publishing Co., 1904.

The Right Reverend Richard Channing Moore, D.D., and the Beginnings of the Theological Seminary in Virginia, by Wm. A. R. Goodwin; Published by the Alumni Association.

Virginia's Mother Church and the Political Conditions Under Which It Grew, vol II by George MacLaren Brydon; Philadelphia, Church Historical Society, 1952.

"Richard Channing Moore" by Donald S. Armentrout in American National Biography, John A. Garraty & Mark C. Carnes, ed., vol. 15; Oxford University Press, New York, 1999.


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