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dc.contributor.authorSmith, James Alfreden_US
dc.date.accessioned2019-04-08T17:48:03Z
dc.date.issued1964
dc.date.submitted1964
dc.identifier.otherb14622233
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/34714
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph.D.)--Boston Universityen_US
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dc.description.abstractThe developing roles of the Methodist general superintendent (bishop) are studied from the year 1784 to the present. Major attention is given to the twentieth century. Contemporary role theory, leadership theory, and theories of authority and bureaucracy are used in the interpretation of historical data. The scope of the study includes the Methodist Episcopal Church; the Methodist Episcopal Church, South; relevant developments in the Methodist Protestant Church; and The Methodist Church (formed in 1939 with the union of the three Methodist groups). Attention is given to the bishops in the Washington, D. C., area in the twentieth century as a case study. Primary sources include General Conference minutes for the denominations mentioned and minutes of many Jurisdictional Conferences; fifty- two Episcopal Addresses delivered since 1840; the complete minutes of the Council of Bishops of The Methodist Church for the period 1940 to 1960; biographies, eulogies, letters, and the like, of selected bishops; Methodist apologetic literature and magazines; and Methodist Protestant polemical works. Secondary sources include the popular press and various historical and theological works [TRUNCATED]en_US
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dc.publisherBoston Universityen_US
dc.subjectUnited Methodist Churchen_US
dc.subjectDistrict Superintendent (Methodism)en_US
dc.titleThe developing roles of the General Superintendent in the Methodist Churchen_US
dc.typeThesis/Dissertationen_US
dc.description.embargo2031-01-01
etd.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen_US
etd.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
etd.degree.disciplineReligionen_US
etd.degree.grantorBoston Universityen_US
dc.identifier.barcode11719025555766
dc.identifier.mmsid99190933400001161


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