Introduction

Who Determines Denominational Policy?

Methodism in Postwar America

The Interlude of the 1950s

The Re-emergence of Radicalism

Radical Consolidation

Reaction to Radicalism

Questions for United Methodism

Endnotes and Bibliography

Introduction

  1. Jerome Davis, Behind Soviet Power: Stalin and the Russians (New York: The Readers' Press, Inc., 1946), 32.
  2. David Jessup, "Preliminary Inquiry Regarding Financial Contributions to Outside Political Groups by Boards and Agencies of The United Methodist Church 1977-1979 (paper) April 7,1980 14.

Chapter One

  1. James Fogle Miller, "A Study of United Methodists and Social Issues" (Dayton: Research Information Bulletin 83-1, General Council of Ministries, the United Methodist Church, 1983).
  2. The Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church, 1980 (Nashville: United Methodist Publishing House, 1980), paragraphs 16-20.
  3. The Discipline (paragraph 610) is very explicit on this matter. It states that "no person, no paper, no organization has the authority to speak for the United Methodist Church, this right having been reserved exclusively to the General Conference. . ."
  4. The Daily Christian Advocate, The Methodist Episcopal Church, May 20, 1932, quoted in E. S. Bucke, Editor, History of American Methodism, Vol. III, (1964), 403-404.

Chapter Two

  1. Messages of the Council of Bishops of The Methodist Church, 1939-1979 (Office of the Secretary of the Council of Bishops of the United Methodist Church, 1979), 3.
  2. Journal ofthe 1944 General Conference of Methodist Church (Nashville: The Methodist Publishing House, 1944), 734.
  3. Messages, 5.
  4. Walter G. Muelder, Methodism and Society in the Twentieth Century (Nashville: Abingdon, 1961), 187.
  5. Doctrines and Discipline of the Methodist Church, 1948 (Nashville: The Methodist Publishing House, 1948), 597.
  6. Doctrines and Discipline, 1952, 646.
  7. Journal, 1948, 596.
  8. Journal, 1952, 154.
  9. Journal, 1952, 1425.
  10. Journal, 1948, 183.
  11. Journal, 1952, 648.
  12. Doctrines and Discipline, 1952, 648.
  13. Journal, 1948, 183.
  14. Journal, 1952, 187-188.
  15. John Huber Milton Jr., "A History of the Methodist Federation for Social Action" (Ph.D dissertation, Boston University, 1949), 202.
  16. Stanley High, "Methodism's Pink Fringe," Reader's Digest, (February, 1950): 134-138.
  17. Is There A Pink Fringe In The Methodist Church? (Pamphlet, Houston: The Committee for the Preservation of Methodism, 1951).

Chapter Three

  1. Journal of the 1952 General Cornference of the Methodist Church (Nashville: The Methodist Publishing House, 1952). 153.
  2. Journal, 1952. 1423.
  3. Doctrines and Discipline of the Methodist Church, 1960 (Nashville: The Methodist Publishing House, 1960),699.
  4. Doctrines and Discipline, 1956, 706.
  5. Doctrines and Discipline, 1960, 690.
  6. Messages of the Council of Bishops of The Methodist Church, 1939-1979 (Office of the Secretary of the Council of Bishops of the United Methodist Church, 1979), 13.
  7. The Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church, 1980 (Nashville: The United Methodist Publishing House, 1980), 103.
  8. Messages, 14.
  9. Ibid., 20.
  10. Ibid., 24.

Chapter Four

  1. Journal ofthe 1964 General Conference of the Methodist Church, Vol. I (Nashville: The Methodist Publishing House, 1964), 208.
  2. Journal, 1964, Vol. II, 129.
  3. Messages, 1979, 43.
  4. Journal of the General Conference of The United Methodist Church, 1968, Vol. I (Nashville: The United Methodist Publishing House, 1968), 251.
  5. Journal, 1968, Vol. 1, 414.
  6. Journal, 1970, 194.
  7. Ibid., 571.
  8. Ibid., 432-437.
  9. Ibid., 437.
  10. Ibid., 340.
  11. Journal, 1972, Vol. II, 1045-1046.
  12. Ibid., 1047.
  13. Ibid., Vol. 11, 441.

Chapter Five

  1. Paul A. Mickey and Robert L. Wilson, What New Creation? The Agony of Church Restructure (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1977).
  2. Journal of the 1972 General Conference of The United Methodist Church, Vol. II (Nashville: The United Methodist Publishing House, 1972), 1668-1669.
  3. Journal, 1976, Vol. II, 1945.
  4. Ibid., 1937.
  5. Ibid., 1945.
  6. Journal, 1976, Vol. I, 261.
  7. Ibid., 262.
  8. Ibid., 264.
  9. Journal, 1976, Vol. II, 1202.
  10. Ibid., 191-192.
  11. Ibid., 1204.
  12. Ibid., 1194-1195.
  13. Ibid., 1118.
  14. Ibid., 1569.
  15. Ibid., 1136.
  16. Daily Christian Advocate, (April 24, 1980): 703-704.
  17. Daily Christian Advocate, (April 19, 1980): 285.
  18. Daily Christian Advocate, (April 26, 1980): 1035.

Chapter Six

  1. The official title is: Good News, A Forum for Scriptural Christianity within the United Methodist Church. A history of the Good News movement can be found in Good News, May/June 1980.
  2. James S. Robb, "Missions Derailed," Good News (May/June 1983): 22.
  3. Ibid., 21, 25.
  4. Christianity and Democracy, Our Statement of Purpose (pamphlet, Institute on Religion and Democracy, 1981).
  5. Rael Jean Isaac, "Do You Know Where Your Church Offerings Go?" Reader's Digest (January, 1983): 120-124.
  6. Ibid., 121.
  7. Ibid., 125.
  8. Response to Reader's Digest Article, (Duplicated paper, National Council of Churches of Christ, December 17, 1982).
  9. Reply by Rael Jean Isaac to NCC Statement on Reader's Digest Article, (Duplicated paper).
  10. The Gospel According to '60 Minutes' (News Release, NCC, January, 1983).
  11. The United Methodist Reporter, (April 8, 1983): 1.
  12. Journal of the 1984 General Conference of The United Methodist Church, Vol. I (Nashville: The United Methodist Publishing House), 173.
  13. Report of the Conciliar Review Conunittee to the Council of Bishops (Nashville: The United Methodist Publishing House, April, 1984).
  14. Daily Christian Advocate, The General Conference of The United Methodist Church, Vol. 7, (April 27, 1988): 79.
  15. Ibid.
  16. Daily Christian Advocate, (May 3, 1988): 354.
  17. Ibid., 364.
  18. Ibid., 356.
  19. Ibid., 358.
  20. Ibid., 372.
  21. Daily Christian Advocate, (May 7, 1988): 657.
  22. Two examples are: Edmund W. Robb and Julia Robb, The Betrayal of the Church (Westchester: Crossway Books, 1986). And a study done by Mark Tooley, a layman in the Central United Methodist Church of Fairfax, Virginia and presented in a letter dated February 29, 1988 to his bishop and other Virginia Annual Conference leaders and local church officials.
  23. Daily Christian Advocate, Advanced Edition, (General Conference of the United Methodist Church, St. Louis, 1988), H-2-87.
  24. Ibid., H-2-67.
  25. Ibid., H-2-75.
  26. Ibid., H-2-60.
  27. Ibid., H-2-48.
  28. Ibid., H-2-83.
  29. Ibid., H-2-69.
  30. Ibid., H-2-62.
  31. Robb and Robb, Betrayal of the Church, 224-225.

Chapter Seven

  1. Frederick A. Norwood, Editor, "A Century of Methodist Life," Sourcebook of American Methodism (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1982), 506.
  2. The Book of Resolutions of the United Methodist Church, 1976 (Nashville: The United Methodist Publishing House, 1976),185.
  3. Mark R. Armstutz, Christian Ethics and US. Foreign Policy (Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, Academic Books, 1987), 172-173.
  4. Doctrines and Discipline of The Methodist Episcopal Church in America, 1798 (Rutland, VT., Academy Books, 1979), 1.


Official United Methodist Documents
Books of Discipline

Doctrines and Discipline of The Methodist Church, 1948. Nashville: Tne Methodist Publishing House, 1948.

Doctrines and Discipline, 1952.

Doctrines and Discipline, 1956.

Doctrines and Discipline, 1960.

Doctrines and Discipline, 1964.

Doctrines and Discipline of The Methodist Episcopal Church in America, 1798 (Rutland, VT., Academy Books, 1979), 1.

The Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church, 1964. Nashville: The United Methodist Publishing House, 1968.

The Book of Discipline, 1972. The Book of Discipline, 1976. The Book of Discipline, 1980. The Book of Discipline, 1984.


Statements of the Council of Bishops

Messages of the Council of Bishops of The Methodist Church/The United Methodist Church. Office of the Secretary of the Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church, 1979.


Records and Actions of the General Conferences

The Book of Resolutions of The United Methodist Church, 1976. Nashville: The United Methodist Publishing House, 1976.

The Book of Resolutions, 1980.

The Book of Resolutions, 1984.

Daily Christian Advocate. April 15-26,1980.

Daily Christian Advocate. April 26-May 7, 1988.

Journal of the 1944 General Conference of The Methodist Church. Nashville: The Methodist Publishing House, 1944.

Journal, 1948.

Journal, 1952.

Journal, 1956.

Journal, 1960.

Journal, 1964.

Journal of the 1966 Adjourned Session of the 1964 General Conference of The Methodist Church. Volume 3. Nashville: The Methodist Publishing House, 1966.

Journal of the 1968 General Conference of The United Methodist Church. Volumes I, II. Nashville: The United Methodist Publishing House, 1968.

Journal, 1970.

Journal, 1972. Volumes I, II.

Journal, 1976. Volumes I, II.

Journal, 1984. Volumes I, II.


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