Slavery and the Episcopacy: Being an Examination of Dr. BASCOMs Review of the Reply of the Majority to the Protest of the Minority of the Late General Conference of the M. E. Church, in the Case of Bishop Andrew
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Excerpt from Slavery and the Episcopacy: Being an Examination of Dr. Bascoms Review of the Reply of the Majority to the Protest of the Minority of the Late General Conference of the M. E. Church, in the Case of Bishop AndrewThe great controversyMoreExcerpt from Slavery and the Episcopacy: Being an Examination of Dr. Bascoms Review of the Reply of the Majority to the Protest of the Minority of the Late General Conference of the M. E. Church, in the Case of Bishop AndrewThe great controversy which commenced in the General Conference of 1844 has now resulted in the division of the Methodist Episcopal Church. The convention of delegates from sixteen Annual Conferences which met in Louisville, Kentucky, in May last, adopted the report of the committee on division, in which they declare the jurisdiction heretofore exercised over said conferences by the General Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, entirely dissolved- and that said Annual Conferences shall be, and they hereby are, constituted a separate ecclesiastical connection - to be known by the style and title of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South.The result now is no longer matter of speculation, but of history. The deed is done. The Methodist Episcopal Church, South, has come into being, and exists entirely independent of the jurisdiction of the Methodist Episcopal Church. This very important result having been brought about, it is now incumbent upon us to survey the facts of the past and the prospects of the future with calmness, candor, and charity. If there has ever been a time for heated discussion and declamation, that time has gone by. This is the period for sober thought and reflection - for inquiry as to the best measures to prevent all the evils of schism- and to adjust the relations of the parties which are henceforward to act under separate jurisdictions, but still have many interests in common, and many delicate and difficult matters to settle.Hitherto I have taken no part in the paper-war which has grown out of the action of the last General Conference in the case of Bishop Andrew. I have no personal feelings, growing out of unpleasant collisions, to gratify.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.