Includes bibliographical references.
Preface -- Introduction / Russell E. Richey -- Connectionalism and itinerancy: Wesleyan principles and practice / Richard P. Heitzenrater -- Constitutional order in United Methodism and American culture / William Johnson Everett and Thomas Edward Frank -- African American Methodists: a remnant and a reminder / William B. McClain -- Methodist identities and the founding of Methodist universities / Bradley J. Longfield -- Redesigning Methodist churches: auditorium-style sanctuaries and Akron-plan Sunday Schools in Romanesque costume 1875-1925 / Kenneth E. Rowe -- Wesley's legacy of social holiness: the Methodist settlement movement and American social reform / Sarah Sloan Kreutziger -- United Methodist campus ministry and the Methodist student movement / Robert C. Monk -- The effect of mergers on American Wesleyan denominations / Robert W. Sledge -- God's mission and United Methodism / Mark W. Wethington -- Determinants of the denominational-mission funding crisis: an evaluation of three hypotheses / Charles E. Zech -- Understanding local mission: congregational models and public religion in United Methodist churches / Penny Edgell Becker -- Methodists on the margins: "self-authoring" religious identity / Penny Long Marler and C. Kirk Hadaway.
0687021898 (alk. paper)
United Methodist Church (U.S.)--Government
United Methodist Church (U.S.)--History
Methodist Church--History--United States
Church and culture--United States.
BX8331.2 / .C65 1997