United Methodism in America

A Compact History

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United Methodism in America
Paperback ISBN: 9780687431700
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Published April 1992

This convenient volume offers a panoramic view of the forces and personalities that shaped The United Methodist Church in the United States. Three noted United Methodist historians provide laypersons with a brief history of The United Methodist Church. They skillfully trace the church's origins, beginning with a look at the renewal movement that led to the early denominations within Wesleyanism. They continue through the Second Great Awakening, the periods of slavery and the Civil War, the mergers and unions of the twentieth century, the causes championed by United Methodism, and more.

About the Authors

Kenneth E. Rowe

Kenneth E. Rowe, a retired clergy member of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference, the premier bibliographer of American United Methodism, was for 31 years Methodist Librarian and Professor of Church History at Drew University, as well as Professor of Church History in the Theological and Graduate Schools. He is also Emeritus Professor of Church History and Methodist Archives Librarian at Drew University Theological School in Madison, New Jersey.

Charles Yrigoyen

Charles Yrigoyen, Jr., a retired clergy member of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference has been a local church pastor, college teacher and chaplain, and for twenty-four years the General Secretary of the General Commission on Archives and history. He has taught at five theological seminaries and has written or edited eight books and numerous articles.

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Frederick E. Maser

1992 Frederick E. Maser, a former pastor and district superintendent in the Eastern Pennsylvania Annual Conference, is a well-known authority on the early days of Wesleyanism in America.