Planning a study of American Methodism

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Start Date: 
Fri, 02/01/1991
End Date: 
Tue, 06/30/1992

Dennis M. Campbell and Russell Richey coordinated efforts to design a major study of American Methodism. In this planning stage, they identified major issues in the Methodist Church, collated findings and approaches from two other Lilly-funded projects that would be germane to research on American Methodism. Furthermore, they itemized aspects of the denomination that needed study, inventoried works in process, listed and prioritized projects, and selectively recruited participants. They organized and held two 1-day conferences, one for church leaders and one for scholars, as well as conducted on-site consultations.(MG)