American Methodism: A Compact History

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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.
 

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Contents

Revolutionary Methodism 176984
9
Reforming the Continent
27
Print Nurture Missions 181650s
47
Connectional Strains and Contests 181650s
65
Methodism and Slavery 183060s
81
A Methodist Civil War 186065
93
Reconstructions 186684
107
Rethinking Missions 18841939
127
Methodism Conflicted 18841939
145
Unifications and World Wars 193968
169
Mission Churches Exercise Options
201
From Bicentennial to Centurys End 19842000
235
Abbreviations
261
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About the author (2012)

(2011) Russell E. Richey is Dean Emeritus of Candler School of Theology and the William R. Cannon Distinguished Professor of Church History Emeritus in Atlanta, Georgia.

Kenneth E. Rowe, a retired clergy member of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference, the premier bibliographer of American United Methodism, was for 31 years Methodist Librarian and Professor of Church History at Drew University, as well as Professor of Church History in the Theological and Graduate Schools. He is also Emeritus Professor of Church History and Methodist Archives Librarian at Drew University Theological School in Madison, New Jersey.

Jean Miller Schmidt is Gerald L. Schlessman Professor Emerita of Methodist Studies, The Iliff School of Theology in Denver, Colorado.

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