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The Methodists

Author: James E Kirby; Russell E Richey; Kenneth E Rowe
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1996.
Series: Denominations in America, no. 8.
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This work assumes that the American Methodists developed in distinct fashion. It examines this American version, its organisation, leadership, and form of training and incorporating new members. The  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James E Kirby; Russell E Richey; Kenneth E Rowe
ISBN: 0313220484 9780313220487
OCLC Number: 34115713
Description: xv, 399 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. Bishops. American episcopacy ; Constitutional Methodism ; Two patterns of episcopacy --
pt. 2. Conference. The Methodist conference ; General conference : a continental order ; Conference politicized ; Fratricide ; Formalization ; Pluralism --
pt. 3. Members. Making moral Christians and moral Methodists ; Class meeting and Sunday School, 1816-1866 ; Sunday School for all, 1866-1915 ; From class meeting to probationer's class, 1866-1915 ; The Sunday School renaissance, 1915-1935 ; Making Methodist disciples, 1939-1968 --
pt. 4. biographical dictionary of Methodist leaders. A chronology of American Methodism.
Series Title: Denominations in America, no. 8.
Responsibility: James E. Kirby, Russell E. Richey, and Kenneth E. Rowe.

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