United Methodism and American Culture, Volume 1:
United Methodism and American Culture, Volume 1:   -     Edited By: Russell E. Richey, Dennis Campbell
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From the United Methodism and American Culture series comes this volume on Connectionalism. This term, as defined in the introduction, reffers to an organized, hierarchical,and centralized church. Examples of this would be Roman Catholicism, Anglicanism and Methodism. It is this attribute that allows a church to have a clear ecclesiology, mission and identity. 364 pages.

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Format: Paperback
Vendor: Abingdon Press
Publication Date: 1997
ISBN: 0687021898
ISBN-13: 9780687021895

Publisher's Description

In a time when the United Methodist Connectional System is being questioned throughout the denomination, this volume explains the roots of the system, its rationale, and its success. Chapter essays: Connectionalism and Itinerancy; Constitutional Order in United Methodism and American Culture; African American Methodists; Methodist Identities and the Founding of Methodist Universities; Redesigning Methodist Churches: Auditorium Style Sanctuaries; Wesley's Legacy of Social Holiness; United Methodist Campus Ministry; The Effect of Mergers on American Wesleyan Denominations; Determinants of the Denominational Mission Funding Crisis; and others.

Author Bio

William B. Lawrence is dean and professor of American Church History at Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University (Dallas), where he has served since 2002. Dr. Lawrence is an ordained elder in the North Texas Annual Conference. He is the author of Sundays in New York and Methodism in Recovery, and he has co-edited numerous books, including Connectionalism: Ecclesiology, Mission and Identity; The People(s) Called Methodist: Forms and Reforms of Their Life; and Doctrines and Disciplines. Additionally, Dr. Lawrence is a member of the Judicial Council of The United Methodist Church.

Dennis M. Campbell is former Dean of the Divinity School and former Professor of Theology, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina. Currently he is Headmaster of Woodberry Forest School in Woodberry Forest Virginia. (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. 

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