Your Waterstones card is changing, introducing...
TELL ME MORE
The Episcopacy in American Methodism (Paperback)
  • The Episcopacy in American Methodism (Paperback)
zoom

The Episcopacy in American Methodism (Paperback)

(author)
£17.99
Paperback Published: 12/09/2000
  • Not available

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
The thesis explored and developed in this book is that the episcopacy was the binding and cohesive power which joined and kept the Methodist connection together, especially during its early period of rapid expansion. One question which needs far more consideration by students of Methodist history is why the various parts of the movement held together. Kirby's thesis is that it was because of the episcopal office as exercised by Francis Asbury.

The Episcopacy in American Methodism briefly examines the origins of the episcopal office in early Methodism, but the central focus is on its form, practice, and evolution in America. The volume is primarily about the Methodist Episcopal Church and the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, although it acknowledges other relevant movements in Methodist history in America. The narrative continues to the present and outlines the implications of changes which have taken place as the Methodist church has moved from an itinerant, general superintendency to diocesan episcopacy with leaders no longer elected to the office by their peers.

Publisher: Abingdon Press
ISBN: 9780687073337
Weight: 449 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 17 mm

You may also be interested in...

A Short History of the Reformation
Added to basket
The Christians and the Fall of Rome
Added to basket
Fathomless Riches
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Leaving Alexandria
Added to basket
The Stripping of the Altars
Added to basket
The Sign of the Cross
Added to basket
A History of Christianity
Added to basket
Whispering Hope
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
Confessions
Added to basket
£10.00
Hardback
Medieval Wall Paintings
Added to basket
Seven Storey Mountain
Added to basket
The Missionary Position
Added to basket
The Weight of Glory
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.