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Episcopacy in the Methodist tradition perspectives and proposals by Russell E. Richey

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Published by Abingdon Press in Nashville, Tenn .
Written in English


  • Methodist Church -- United States -- Bishops -- Appointment, call, and election -- History.,
  • Methodist Church -- United States -- Government -- History.

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Includes bibliographical references.

StatementRussell E. Richey and Thomas Edward Frank.
ContributionsFrank, Thomas Edward.
LC ClassificationsBX8345
The Physical Object
Pagination147 p. ;
Number of Pages147
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22112498M
ISBN 100687038618

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  The Episcopacy in American Methodism briefly examines the origins of the episcopal office in early Methodism, but the central focus is on the episcopacy's 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.5/5(1). Episcopacy in the Methodist tradition. Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, © (OCoLC) Material Type: Internet resource: Document Type: Book, Internet Resource: All Authors / Contributors: Russell E Richey; Thomas Edward Frank.   This book explores Methodist episcopacy in the U.S. and reviews notions of and expectations about episcopal leadership held by United Methodists today. After a careful historical study, Richey and Frank give helpful perspectives on a current proposal to the General Conference by the Council of Bishops to elect a bishop who will serve a four-year term as the Council's president. Kirby's thesis is that it was because of the episcopal office as exercised by Francis Asbury. 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.

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The nature of this new creation, Methodist Episcopacy as Wesley understood and perpetuated it, is the subject which will occupy this paper. THE NATURE OF EPISCOPACY From as early as Janu , John Wesley's understanding of episcopacy can be said to be fundamentally different from the conventional Anglican position. Methodism - Methodism - Worship and organization: Methodist worship everywhere is partly liturgical and partly spontaneous. The general pattern was established by John Wesley, who regularly used the Anglican Book of Common Prayer (which he adapted for use in the United States) and conducted services that included extemporaneous prayer. This tradition continued in British Methodism into the. An episcopal polity is a hierarchical form of church governance in which the chief local authorities are called bishops. It is the structure used by many of the major Christian Churches and denominations, such as the Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox, Church of the East, Anglican, and Lutheran churches or denominations, and other churches founded independently from these lineages. Churches with an episcopal polity . The Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church – Share United Methodists share with other Christians the conviction that Scripture is the primary source and criterion for Christian doctrine.