Reform Movements in Methodism Brought on By Societal Issues 1830-1885

by Paul McCleary



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 13/02/2015

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 214
ISBN : 9781503521773
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 214
ISBN : 9781503521797
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 214
ISBN : 9781503521780

About the Book

A thoughtful critic of his denomination who sees its future bound to the way in which it reacts to reformers and reform movements. In times of social change, social institutions feel the stress to be faithful to their purpose as well as the tension to be relevant to innovation. The institutions that survive will be those which are capable of responding to change as well as continuing to be faithful to its loyal supporters. The best way to manage that tension is by understanding the organization’s history in dealing with prior encounters with reform movements.

About the Author

The author has been an ordained minister for over fifty years and served as pastor, missionary, staff of a General Conference committee, staff of general agencies of his denomination, and staff of ecumenical agencies. He has been a member of national and international agencies, including those on which he has served as an officer: InterAction, the International Forum on Child Welfare, CICARWS of the World Council of Churches, and the nongovernmental organizations to UNICEF of the United Nations. He has conducted studies for the InterAmerican Development Bank and the World Bank. He has cotaught a course on international development with his daughter at SAIS (Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies) in Washington, DC.