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American Methodism A Compact History

ISBN-10: 1426742274

ISBN-13: 9781426742279

Edition: 2012

Authors: Russell E. Richey, Kenneth E. Rowe, Jean Miller Schmidt

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An essential guide to American Methodism.
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List price: $32.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Publication date: 10/1/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.122
Language: English

He is Associate Dean of Academic programs and Professor of Church History at the Duke University Divinity School in Durham, North Carolina.

He is Professor of History at Drew University and Librarian of the Methodist archives, Madison, New Jersey.

Jean Miller Schmidt is Professor of Modern Church History at Iliff School of Theology, Denver, Colorado.

Preface
Methodist History in a Digital Age
Using This Narrative with the Two MEA Volumes
Complementary United Methodist Resources
Introduction: Spontaneous Beginnings: 1760-68
Conversionist Religion
Colonial Awakenings
Otterbein and Boehm
Wesleyan Initiatives
Spontaneity and Order
Revolutionary Methodism: 1769-84
Pilmore and Boardman
Order(s)
Liberty
Conferencing
Discipline
Tensions and Controversies as Revolution Looms
Collaborators, Loyalists, Pacifists, Persecuted, Patriots
Americanization
A First Schism
Slavery and Revival
Awaiting Wesleyan Directives
Provisioning an American Church
Planting an American Church
Reforming the Continent and Spreading Scriptural Holiness: 1792-1816
The Christmas Conference
Otterbein in Baltimore
Race, Gender, and Gentility
Bishops and Conference
Multiple Conferences and the Council
General Conference
Republican, Primitive, and African Methodists
Denominationalism
United Brethren and Evangelical Association
Annual Conferences and General Conference (MEC)
Spirituality: In the Home and in Camp Meetings
Racializing the Church
A New Day Dawns
Print, Nuture, Missions: 1816-50's
Which Wesley to Emulate?
Apologetics and the Course of Study
Book Agents
A Print Church
Parsonages and Pastoring
Sunday Worship, the Sunday School, and the Sunday School Union
Missionary Societies
A New Connectionalism
Holiness Promotes
Collegiate Enterprise
Theological Seminaries and Brush Colleges
Connectional Strains and Contests: 1816-50s
Racial Divisions
German Methodisms
Women's Ministries
Native American Missions
Colonization and Mission to the Slaves
German, Spanish, and International Missions
Democratic and Anti-Episcopacy Divisions
A New Church
Methodism and Slavery: 1830-60s
Sectionalized Methodism
Methodist Abolition and an Antislavery Church
General Conferences 1844
Methodist Episcopal Church, South
MEC vs. MECS
Further Division over Slavery
A Methodist Civil War: 1860-65
Methodist Confederacy
Military Defeat and Moral Victory
Northern Methodist Patriotism
Ministry in the Army
Mobilizing Methodist Women
New Caring Institutions
African American Conferences
National Churches
Reconstructions: 1866-84
Looking Back and Looking Forward
Lay Rights in Episcopal Methodism
Denominational Accountability
Women's Organizational Revolution
Seminaries
Women in Seminary and in the Pulpit
Foreign and Home Missions
Southern African American Methodisms
"Fraternal" Relations among Methodists
Local Methodism
Rethinking Mission(s): 1884-1939
Reordering Foreigner Missions
Lay Ministries at Home
Korean Missions and Asian American Methodists
Deaconess Movements
Hospitals
Social Christianity
MFSS and the Social Creed
Rethinking Missions
Methodism Conflicted: 1884-1939
Laity Rights for Women
Conflicts over Holiness
A Methodist Social Gospel
Drying up America
Red Scare
Liberalism and Fundamentalism
MECS Women and Racial Reform
Women's Ordination: Another Round
Worship and Architecture
Mission(s) in War and of Peace
Reunification and Race
Unifications and World Wars: 1939-68
War and a New World Order
Holocaust, Japanese Internment, Hiroshima, and Nagasaki
Ordering the New Methodist Church
Jurisdictions and the Central Jurisdiction
Segregated Methodism-Segregated America
Progress toward Integration
Uniting Methodist Women
Full Clergy Rights for Women
Youth Ministries
The Evangelical United Brethren Church
Worship: EUBC and Methodist
Cold and Korean Wars
Social Activism and Another "Red Scare"
Ecumentical Efforts
The United Methodist Church
Mission Churches Exercise Options
The United Methodist Church: 1968-84
Caucus and Commission
African Americans in United Methodism
Asian American United Methodists
Latino/Hispanic United Methodism
Native American United Methodism
The UMC and the Vietnam War
Merger Commissions-Social Principles, Structure, Doctrine
New Women's Organizations
Homosexuality: Cause and Caucus
Elder Care
Divorce
Abortion
Good News a Forum for Scriptural Christianity
Spirituality and the Language of Praise
From Bicentennial to Century's End: 1984-2000
New Doctrinal Standards
Episcopal Initiatives
Native/American Ministries
Latino/Hispanic Ministries
Korean American Ministries
Abortion Policy
Homosexuality
Political Theologizing
Christian Unity
Sacraments, Worship, Hymnody
Women Get the Last Word
Abbreviations
Index