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Women bishops of The United Methodist Church : extraordinary gifts of the spirit

Author: Sharon Zimmerman Rader; Margaret Ann Crain
Publisher: Nashville : Abingdon Press, [2019]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Bishop Sharon Zimmerman Rader and Dr. Margaret Ann Crain interviewed the women bishops of The United Methodist Church, the first denomination to elect women to the episcopacy. Through the stories they collected, they learned what enabled these women to persevere, claim authority, define leadership in their own ways, and rise to the episcopacy. Their stories reveal how these clergy-women changed the church, blazing  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sharon Zimmerman Rader; Margaret Ann Crain
ISBN: 9781501886317 1501886312
OCLC Number: 1090652655
Description: 1 online resource (208 pages)
Contents: Prologue. "The United Methodist Church will have bishops who are women" --
Part One: Stories of the Election of Women Bishops.1980. Marjorie Swank Matthews; 1984. Leontine T. C. Kelly, Judith Craig; 1988. Susan Murch Morrison, Sharon Brown Christopher; 1992. Ann Brookshire Sherer, Sharon Zimmerman Rader, Mary Ann Swenson; 1996. Charlene Payne Kammerer, Susan Wolfe Hassinger, Janice Riggle Huie; 2000. Beverly J. Shamana, Violet Fisher, Linda Lee; 2004. Hope Morgan Ward, Deborah Kiesey, Jane Allen Middleton, Mary Virginia Taylor, Sally Dyck, Minerva Garza Carcaño; 2008. Rosemarie Wenner, Peggy Johnson, Elaine J. W. Stanovsky, Joaquina Felipe Nhanala; 2012. Sandra Lynn Steiner Ball, Debra Wallace-Padgett, Cynthia Fierro Harvey; 2016. Sharma D. Lewis, Sue Haupert-Johnson, Cynthia Moore-KoiKoi, Tracy Smith Malone, LaTrelle Miller Easterling, Laurie Haller, Karen Oliveto --
Part Two: What Difference Do Women Bishops Make? 1. Embodiment: Beyond God the Father; 2. Expanding Understandings of the Church and the Holy Spirit; 3. Resistance: Sexism, Tokenism, and Challenge. 4. Being a Change Agent and Claiming Authority; 5. The Unique and Heavy Burden of Being First and Making History; 6. Sisterhood and Support; 7. Holding Fast to the Vision: "I'm Living Tomorrow Today" --
Appendices: Appendix A. Interviews and Focus Groups; Appendix B. Being First; Appendix C. Women Bishops in The United Methodist Church: 1980-2016.
Responsibility: Sharon Zimmerman Rader and Margaret Ann Crain.

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"Bishop Sharon Zimmerman Rader and Dr. Margaret Ann Crain interviewed the women bishops of The United Methodist Church, the first denomination to elect women to the episcopacy. Through the stories they collected, they learned what enabled these women to persevere, claim authority, define leadership in their own ways, and rise to the episcopacy. Their stories reveal how these clergy-women changed the church, blazing leadership trails both before and after their elections"--Back cover.

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