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Episcopacy in the Methodist Tradition

Paperback|Apr 2004
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Thomas Edward Frank is Professor of Church Administration and Congregational Life at Candler School of Theology, Emory University.


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Thomas Edward Frank is Professor of Church Administration and Congregational Life at Candler School of Theology, Emory University.
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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 2004 General Conference by the Council of Bishops to elect a bishop who will serve a four-year term as the Council's president. More generally and for the longer term, this book examines the need for organizational change and theological reflection on the office of bishop, while reviewing the implications of such reorganization of the Council of Bishops including the election process. By examining what Methodists have meant by the words "itinerant general superintendent," the authors discuss the polity of the Church and explore the constraints, concern, and possibilities for episcopal leadership.
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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 224319
  • Product Code 0687038618
  • EAN 9780687038619
  • Pages 160
  • Department Academic
  • Category History
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Abingdon Press
  • Publication Date Apr 2004
  • Dimensions 229 x 152 x 11mm
  • Weight 0.249kg

Thomas Edward Frank

Frank is Associate Professor of Church Administration and Congregational Life and Director of Methodist Studies at Chandler School of Theology, Emory University.

Russell E Richey

RUSSELL E. RICHEY is Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Professor of Church History at The Divinity School at Duke University.

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