A Charge to Keep
A Charge to Keep is the biography of Earl Gladstone Hunt, Jr., pastor, college president, and bishop of The United Methodist Church. In this account that captures the essence of a well-known leader in The United Methodist Church, readers will...
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A Charge to Keep is the biography of Earl Gladstone Hunt, Jr., pastor, college president, and bishop of The United Methodist Church. In this account that captures the essence of a well-known leader in The United Methodist Church, readers will see how one bishop has served the church in ways that reflect his background, education, love of language and history, and, most of all, his love for the church and the spreading of the gospel.
"Earl Hunt's vocation from the beginning has been that of pastoral ministry. Others will recall his years in administrative roles - as a college president, as a bishop, in "retirement" in executive leadership of the Foundation for Evangelism. Still others will think of him as an evangelist, a scholar, a theologian, a mediator." "Earl Hunt's baptism as an infant, his upbringing in the Methodist Episcopal Church, his decision for Christ in late childhood and his sense of calling to the ministry in late youth, his ordination to the ministry of Word and Sacrament, and his consecration as bishop have been the road signs to a varied, complex and full ministry. He witnessed the formation of a new united church. Always proud of his Wesleyan heritage, he nonetheless defended the Methodist Church's full participation in ecumenical efforts. He served as president of the Council of Bishops and chaired the General Committee on Our Theological Task."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Logan is E. Stanley Jones Professor of Evangelism at Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, DC.