The Council of Bishops in Historical Perspective - ePub [eBook]

Celebrating 75 Years of the Life and Leadership of the Council of Bishops

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The Council of Bishops in Historical Perspective - ePub [eBook]
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Published November 2014

Behind the scenes with the Council of Bishops

Two authors who have served as a United Methodist bishop (William B. Oden) and as General Secretary of the General Commission on Archives and History (Robert J. Williams) collaborate on a history of the Council. They set the context for the development of what became the Council of Bishops in 1939 and recount the evolution of that body in recognition of its 75th anniversary. Includes photographs, a complete listing of all bishops of The United Methodist Church and predecessor bodies, the names of Council officers and bishops who delivered the Episcopal Address at General Conference, and an index.

About the Author

William B. Oden

William B. Oden (B.A. Oklahoma State; M.Div., Harvard Divinity School; Th.D., Boston University School of Theology) has served the church in parish ministry, as a delegate to Jurisdictional and General conferences, and as bishop. He has been president of the Council of Bishops, a member of the executive committee of the World Methodist Council, and co-chair of the International Methodist/Anglican dialogue. He is the author of several books and co-edited Vision and Supervision with the late Bishop James K. Mathews.