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Timeline: The Creation of the Global Methodist Church

by | Feb 18, 2023


This timeline is a work in progress. We are adding to it to provide additional historical context, as well as attempting to keep up with new developments as they occur. We make no claim that it is comprehensive; there are many contributing events along the way, and it is not possible to include everything. If you think we need to add something, please let us know!

Dr. Barlow is finalizing a series of articles which will offer some additional framing to the separation that we are witnessing. Please check back for more information. 

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As noted above, these events are still occuring – indeed, the Methodist tradition is living through some remarkable history right now!

No printed texts can possibly be up-to-date. However, a key text that I use in my teachings is American Methodism: Revised and Updated, by Ashley Boggan D., Russell E. Richey, Kenneth E. Rowe, and Jean Miller Schmidt. This book is a remarkable effort to tell the complex story of Methodism in the United States, and final chapters were updated in 2022 to capture much of the developments leading to the splintering of Methodism as we are experiencing it today.

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