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Courageous PastBold Future

The Journey Toward Full Clergy Rights for Women in The United Methodist Church
  • By Patricia J. Thompson
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The year 2006 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the historic decision in 1956 to accord full clergy rights to women clergy in The Methodist Church. Courageous Past–Bold Future chronicles this historic journey of passion, struggle, courage, and hope.

Thompson begins by recounting the stories of the 27 women from 19 annual conferences who were received on probation at the 1956 General Conference, as well as three women elders from The Methodist Protestant Church still serving that year. She also tells the story of women elders in the Evangelical United Brethren Church leading up to the 1968 merger with The Methodist Church to form The United Methodist Church. Subsequent chapters relate first-person accounts of more than 280 women who were the first in their annual conferences or central conferences to receive full clergy rights. In the United States, these are the stories of the first woman in every annual conference in every ethnic group represented in that conference to receive full clergy rights.

Courageous Past–Bold Future
is a historic book. Many of the stories recounted in its pages have never been told and recorded in one place before.

Published by The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of the United Methodist Church.
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    Product Specs
    • SKU: 9780938162995
    • Language of Text: English
    • ISBN 13: 9780938162995
    • ISBN 10: 0938162993
    • Strategic Partners: Methodist
    • Publication Date: 04/25/2006
    • Format: Paperback
    • Author: Patricia J. Thompson
    • Page Count: 220
    • Width: 8.25 inches
    • Height: 0.46 inches
    • Length: 11.00 inches
    • Weight: 0.07 pounds

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