An Introduction to World Methodism

An Introduction to World Methodism

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The world Methodist community now numbers over 75 million people in more than 130 countries. The story of Methodism is fascinating and multi-faceted because there are so many distinct traditions within it, some stemming directly from Britain and some arising in the United States. In this book, the authors address the issue of what holds all Methodists together and examine the strengths and diversity of an influential major form of Christian life and witness. They look at the ways in which Methodism has become established throughout the world, examining historical and theological developments, and patterns of worship and spirituality, in their various cultural contexts. The book reflects both the lasting contributions of John and Charles Wesley, and the on-going contribution of Methodism to the ecumenical movement and inter-religious relations. It offers both analysis and abundant resources for further study.Thus, the 1932 Deed of Union of the British Methodist Church affirms in its opening sentence: aquot;The Methodist Church ... The United Methodist Church, for example, affirms in its Book of Discipline that: aquot;United Methodists profess the historicanbsp;...

Title:An Introduction to World Methodism
Author:Kenneth Cracknell, Susan J. White
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2005-05-05


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