The history presented in this area is reprinted from an out-of-print book, A Brief History of The United Methodist Church, published in 1999 by Discipleship Resources (Nashville, TN), ISBN 0-88177-256-9. Reprinted with permission of Discipleship Resources and Discipleship Ministries.
The Historical Statement from
The Book of Discipline
Approved by the 1996 General Conference
With Introduction by Alan K. Waltz
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The Churches Grow, 1817-1843
The Slavery Question and Civil War, 1844-1865
Reconstruction, Prosperity, and New Issues, 1866-1913
World War and More Change, 1914-1939
Movement Toward Union, 1940-1967
Developments and Changes Since 1968