A History of the Methodist Church, South in the United States

A History of the Methodist Church, South in the United States

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A History of the Methodist Church, South in the United States

A History of the Methodist Church, South in the United States

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In a history confined to brief limits, only a general outline of leading events can be given. The leading events in the history of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, took place, for the most part, in connection with the General Conferences. This fact has largely determined the plan and order of treatment in the present instance. It is true, also, that in the case of the Southern Methodist Church the action of the various General Conferences has been, throughout, representative, in a singular degree, of the thoughts, views, and status of the membership at large. But for these considerations the scheme of treatment according to General Conferences might seem arbitrary and artificial.

The author has drawn largely upon the original sources, and has introduced what may appear frequent and lengthy extracts from the original documents. This seemed better than to give his own abstract of their contents. The reproduction of essential portions of the original documents will give to the history a reality and authority, and to the reader a corresponding sense of satisfaction, which could not come from any summary, determined and colored, as that would be, by the author's interpretation of the originals. These are accessible to only a few. With the ex-

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