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By Adrian Burdon

the $64000 questions in ecumenical discussion centre upon problems with authority and order. This ebook makes use of the improvement of ministry within the early Methodist Church to discover the origins of the Methodist Order and determine the character of authority exercised by means of John Wesley, the founding father of the Methodist Church. exhibiting Methodism as having been based upon Episcopalian ideas, yet in a fashion reinterpreted by means of its founder, Adrian Burdon charts the adventure made through John Wesley and his humans in the direction of the ordination of preachers, which turned this sort of significant factor among the 1st Methodist Societies. Implications for figuring out the character and perform of authority and order in smooth Methodism are explored, with specific connection with the covenant for cohesion among English Methodists and the Church of England.

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