Date of Award
Master of Divinity (MDiv)
During the past two centenaries there have been several Methodist bodies formed either by a split off of, or as a result of the influence of Methodism started under John Wesley. However, in the past forty years there has been an ecumenical movement to reunite many of these bodies. The Congregational Methodist Church is one of the Methodist bodies that has not been included in this ecumenical trend. Disagreement on aspects of doctrine and a distaste for the episcopial form of government are the major reasons for the Congregational Methodist Church not involving themself in this ecumenical trend. Thus, the Congregational Methodist Church, whose doctrine is Methodistic and government republican, has spread its message all across the southern part of the United States.
Rhodes, Daniel Wayne, "A History of the Congregational Methodist Church From 1957 to 1973" (1973). Western Evangelical Seminary Theses. 415.