Church Cooperation in the United States: The Nation-Wide Backgrounds and Ecumenical Significance of State and Local Councils of Churches in Their Historical Perspective

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SOME INTERDENOMINATION ABBREVIATIONS

The complexity of the church cooperation task has deposited the following, along with many other "alphabetical" agencies:

ACS Association of Council Secretaries ( 1940- )
AES Association of Executive Secretaries ( 1915-1940)
BFA Board of Field Administration ( ICRE)
CDFA Central Department of Field Administration ( NCC,
1950-1954)
CWHM Council of Women for Home Missions ( 1908-1940)
DCEDivision of Christian Education ( NCC)
DCLWDivision of Christian Life and Work ( NCC)
DFMDivision of Foreign Missions ( NCC)
DHMDivision of Home Missions ( NCC)
DUCDepartment of the Urban Church (DHM, NCC)
DUCWDepartment of United Church Women ( NCC)
ECOA Employed Council Officers' Association ( 1934-1940)
EFSC Education Field Services Committee (DCE, NCC)
EOA Employed Officers' Association ( ISSA)
FC Federal Council of the Churches of Christ ( 1908-1950)
FCBFederal Council Bulletin
FMCForeign Missions Conference of North America
( 1911-1950)
FCFDFC Field Department (there were various predecessor
commissions and Committees)
GCPFO General Committee on Program and Field Operations
( NCC)
HMC Home Missions Council ( 1908-1940)
Home Missions Council of North America ( 1940-1950)
ICFC Inter-Council Field Committee ( 1934-1939)
ICFD Inter-Council Field Department ( 1939-1950)
ICRE International Council of Religious Education ( 1922-1950)
IJRE International Journal of Religious Education ( 1924- )
ISSA International Sunday School Association
NCC National Council of Churches
NCFCW National Council of Federated Church Women
NCCW National Council of Church Women
OCCOffice for Councils of Churches ( NCC, 1954- )
UCM United Church Men
UCW United Church Women

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Table of contents

  • Title Page 3
  • Contents 5
  • Foreword 7
  • Preface 9
  • Some Interdenomination Abbreviations 11
  • Chapter I- The American Scene 12
  • Reference Notes 28
  • Chapter II- The Sunday School Movement in the United States 31
  • Reference Notes 52
  • Chapter III- Federative Progress, 1900-1908 54
  • Reference Notes 75
  • Chapter IV- Shakedown Voyage, 1908-1915 77
  • Reference Notes 98
  • Chapter V- First Period of Expansion, 1915-1924 99
  • Reference Notes 123
  • Chapter VI- Appraisal and Testing, 1925-1931 125
  • Reference Notes 149
  • Chapter VII- The Merging Thirties 152
  • Reference Notes 179
  • Chapter VIII- The Expectant Forties 182
  • Reference Notes 204
  • Chapter IX- Since 1950, Solid Growth 205
  • Reference Notes 231
  • Chapter X- Meanings and Expectations 233
  • Reference Notes 252
  • Appendix I 259
  • Appendix II 262
  • Index 267
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