|Founder||Howard Lane Foland|
|Based in||Eureka Springs, Arkansas|
The Anglican Digest (sometimes called TAD) is a quarterly religious magazine in the United States providing information related to Anglicanism, including news, essays, book reviews, and devotional material.It is published by SPEAK, the Society for Promoting and Encouraging Arts and Knowledge (of the Church), which was founded as the Episcopal Book Club in 1953 by Howard Lane Foland, a priest of The Episcopal Church in Nevada, Missouri. Since 1960, it has been based on a former dairy farm in the Ozarks called Hillspeak near Eureka Springs, Arkansas.
The Anglican Digest affirms a “Prayer Book Catholic” heritage but says it serves "all expressions of Anglicanism: Anglo-Catholic, Broad, and Evangelical."When it began in 1958, it described itself as "A quarterly miscellany reflecting the words and work of the Churches of the Anglican Communion:
James B. Simpson became executive directorafter its founder retired in 1980. At that time, it reported a paid circulation of over 100,000 worldwide. By 1989, subscriptions had increased to almost 250,000 with six issues per year. However, in 2012 it reported 45,000 readers.
Edward L. Salmon, Jr. chaired the publication's board for 41 years.After his death, his daughter, Catherine S. Salmon, and Tony Clavier served as an editorial committee. In 2020, Fred Robinson became editor.
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Eureka Springs is a city in Carroll County, Arkansas, United States, and one of two county seats for the county. It is located in the Ozarks of northwest Arkansas. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 2,073.
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On St. Mark’s Day in 1960, Father Foland and his colleagues arrived here at Hillspeak, which was then an 1,100-acre working dairy farm nestled deep in the rural Ozark mountains.
The Episcopal Book Club will move April 25 from Nevada to the 1,100-acre "Silver Cloud Ranch," three and one-half miles south of Eureka Springs, Ark.
The new executive director of the Society for Preserving and Encouraging the Arts and Knowledge (of the Church)—SPEAK—and the Episcopal Book Club, and executive editor of The Anglican Digest is the Rev. James B. Simpson...
The enterprise is linked to the printed word and is associated with many names and titles—best known are Hillspeak, SPEAK, and The Anglican Digest, names coined by its founder, the Rev. Howard Lane Foland, the legendary "Father Foland," who retired in 1980.
After 20 years plus its circulation is well over 100,000 and it goes into all 50 states, all Canadian provinces and almost all foreign countries.