Polity, Practice, and the Mission of the United Methodist Church

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"Commissioned by the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry for use in United Methodist doctrine/polity/history courses." This in-depth analysis of the connection between United Methodist polity and theology addresses ways in which historical developments have shaped--and continue to shape--the organization of the church.
This revised edition incorporates the actions of The United Methodist General Conference, 2004. The book discusses continuing reforms of the church's plan for baptism and church ...
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Overview

"Commissioned by the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry for use in United Methodist doctrine/polity/history courses." This in-depth analysis of the connection between United Methodist polity and theology addresses ways in which historical developments have shaped--and continue to shape--the organization of the church.
This revised edition incorporates the actions of The United Methodist General Conference, 2004. The book discusses continuing reforms of the church's plan for baptism and church membership, as well as the emergence of deacon's orders and other changes to ordained ministry procedures. The text is now cross-referenced to the Book of Discipline, 2004, including the revised order of disciplinary chapters and paragraph numbering. Denominational statistics are updated, along with references to recent works on The United Methodist Church and American religious life.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780687335312
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/2006
  • Pages: 361
  • Sales rank: 639,489
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author


Thomas Edward Frank isUniversity Professor at Wake Forest University.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 11
Foreword: On Learning the Connection 15
Introduction: The Rhetoric of Crisis and United Methodist Polity 21
Ch. 1 Polity as Ecclesial Practice and Practical Discipline 41
Ch. 2 Denomination and Polity in America: The Case of United Methodism 69
Ch. 3 The Constitution of United Methodism 115
Ch. 4 History, Theology, and the Discipline 141
Ch. 5 The Ministry of All Christians 159
Ch. 6 The Local Church in United Methodism 173
Ch. 7 Called and Set Apart: Ordered Ministry in United Methodism 195
Ch. 8 Superintendency in United Methodism 229
Ch. 9 General, Jurisdictional, and Central Conferences and the General Agencies 255
Ch. 10 Annual Conference 285
Ch. 11 Church Property 299
Ch. 12 Judicial Administration 309
Conclusion: Issues for the Future of United Methodist Polity 319
Notes 327
Index 353
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