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American Methodism : a compact history

Author: Russell E Richey; Kenneth E Rowe; Jean Miller Schmidt
Publisher: Nashville : Abingdon Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this engaging and artful overview, Russell Richey, Kenneth Rowe, and Jean Miller Schmidt, some of Methodism's most respected teachers, give readers a vivid picture of soulful terrain of the Methodist experience in America. The authors highlight key themes and events that continue to shape the Church. Knowing their history, Methodists are better positioned, prepared, and inspired for faithful witness and holy  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Russell E Richey; Kenneth E Rowe; Jean Miller Schmidt
ISBN: 9781426742279 1426742274 9781472674227 1472674227 9781630885809 1630885800
OCLC Number: 806291261
Notes: Includes index.
Description: ix, 276 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: Spontaneous beginnings : 1760-68 --
Revolutionary Methodism : 1769-84 --
Reforming the continent and spreading scriptural holiness : 1792-1816 --
Print, nurture, missions : 1816-50s --
Connectional strains and contests : 1816-50s --
Methodism and slavery : 1830-60s --
A Methodist civil war : 1860-65 --
Reconstructions : 1866-84 --
Rethinking mission(s) : 1884-1939 --
Methodism conflicted : 1884-1939 --
Unifications and World Wars : 1939-68 --
The United Methodist Church : 1968-84 --
From bicentennial to century's end : 1984-2000.
Responsibility: Russell E. Richey, Kenneth E. Rowe, Jean Miller Schmidt.

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"In this engaging and artful overview, Russell Richey, Kenneth Rowe, and Jean Miller Schmidt, some of Methodism's most respected teachers, give readers a vivid picture of soulful terrain of the Methodist experience in America. The authors highlight key themes and events that continue to shape the Church. Knowing their history, Methodists are better positioned, prepared, and inspired for faithful witness and holy living."--Publisher's description.

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