Methodist connectionalism : historical perspectives / Russell E. Richey. - Nashville, Tenn. : General Board of Higher Education and Ministry, The United Methodist Church, c2009. - xvi, 301 p. ; 23 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 249-289) and index.
History, the Methodist mode of self-identification -- The first word about Methodism : history in the Discipline -- Connectionalism : defined in conflict -- General Conference : a retrospective -- Itinerancy in historical perspective : "A wandering Arminian was my father" -- Extension ministries -- Organizing for missions -- Connecting at the table -- A study in conference self-preoccupation -- A Methodist doctrine of the church? -- Family values : a connectional concern -- Methodism as a machine -- Methodism and providence -- United Methodism at 40 : taking stock.
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United Methodist Church (U.S.)--Government
United Methodist Church (U.S.)--History
Methodist Church--History--United States
BX8331.3 / .R54 2009