A History of Methodists in the United States by James Monroe Buckley

A History of Methodists in the United States

byJames Monroe Buckley

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1896. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... REUNION. with assurances of a rapidly growing sentiment in the church in favor of an organic union. The response of the Methodist Church represented it as in full tide of progress toward reunion. Nine commissioners were ordered to be elected to confer with a similar body elected by the General Conference of the Methodist Protestant Church. The preceding year William Hunter appeared as fraternal messenger from the Methodist Kpiscopal Church, and the senior bishop, Janes, arrived unofficially and addressed the conference for an hour, distinctly favoring organic union for all branches of Methodism.1 Delegates of both branches appeared in 1876 before the General Conference of the Methodist Kpiscopal Church, ami in 1877 the general conventions of the Methodist Church and the Methodist Protestant Church respectively assembled at the same time in Baltimore. After discussion in each body, the basis of union was adopted, a committee of arrangements for merging the two conventions presented a plan, and on Wednesday afternoon, May 16, 1876, the union was consummated, and congratulations from other Methodist bodies were received. Since that time the denomination has steadily increased. The president, Dr. J. W. Herring, of Westminster, Md., in his report to the seventeenth quadrennial session of the General Conference, convened in Kansas City, Kan., in May, 1896, observed that as a result of his four years' experience in the presidency he was convinced that the conferences and churches freest from trouble and doing the best work were those that most scrupulously respected church law. He declared that the church was steadily growing, that its principles were more and more recognized as furnishing a true foundation for the highest ami best ecclesiastical system, and declared t...

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Title:A History of Methodists in the United StatesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:206 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.44 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217425585

ISBN - 13:9780217425582

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