To serve the present age : Methodism's quest to be faithful / Paul F. McCleary. - [S.l.] : Xlibris Corp., c2009. - vii, 177 p. ; 23 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 169-171) and index.
To serve the present age Methodism's quest to be faithful -- The elements in establishing Methodism in America -- Fertile ground for growth : the American colonies in the 1790s -- The nature of leadership in American Methodism : the Asburian episcopacy -- The nature of leadership in American Methodism : the search for a viable organizational model -- Slavery : the divisive issue : Methodism embroiled in racism -- Race : the divisive issue : committed to being an inclusive church -- Experiential theology, holiness, and the social gospel -- Transformation from within : a radical hope.
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United Methodist Church (U.S.)--History.
Methodist Church--History.--United States
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