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Author Rader, Sharon Zimmerman, author.

Title Women bishops of The United Methodist Church : extraordinary gifts of the spirit / Sharon Zimmerman Rader and Margaret Ann Crain
Published Nashville : Abingdon Press, [2019]
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Description 1 online resource (208 pages)
Contents Part Two: What Difference Do Women Bishops Make? 1. Embodiment: Beyond God the Father; 2. Expanding Understandings of the Church and the Holy Spirit; 3. Resistance: Sexism, Tokenism, and Challenge. 4. Being a Change Agent and Claiming Authority; 5. The Unique and Heavy Burden of Being First and Making History; 6. Sisterhood and Support; 7. Holding Fast to the Vision: "I'm Living Tomorrow Today" -- Appendices: Appendix A. Interviews and Focus Groups; Appendix B. Being First; Appendix C. Women Bishops in The United Methodist Church: 1980-2016
Prologue. "The United Methodist Church will have bishops who are women" -- Part One: Stories of the Election of Women Bishops.1980. Marjorie Swank Matthews; 1984. Leontine T.C. Kelly, Judith Craig; 1988. Susan Murch Morrison, Sharon Brown Christopher; 1992. Ann Brookshire Sherer, Sharon Zimmerman Rader, Mary Ann Swenson; 1996. Charlene Payne Kammerer, Susan Wolfe Hassinger, Janice Riggle Huie; 2000. Beverly J. Shamana, Violet Fisher, Linda Lee; 2004. Hope Morgan Ward, Deborah Kiesey, Jane Allen Middleton, Mary Virginia Taylor, Sally Dyck, Minerva Garza CarcaƱo; 2008. Rosemarie Wenner, Peggy Johnson, Elaine J.W. Stanovsky, Joaquina Felipe Nhanala; 2012. Sandra Lynn Steiner Ball, Debra Wallace-Padgett, Cynthia Fierro Harvey; 2016. Sharma D. Lewis, Sue Haupert-Johnson, Cynthia Moore-KoiKoi, Tracy Smith Malone, LaTrelle Miller Easterling, Laurie Haller, Karen Oliveto
Summary "Bishop Sharon Zimmerman Rader and Dr. Margaret Ann Crain interviewed the women bishops of The United Methodist Church, the first denomination to elect women to the episcopacy. Through the stories they collected, they learned what enabled these women to persevere, claim authority, define leadership in their own ways, and rise to the episcopacy. Their stories reveal how these clergy-women changed the church, blazing leadership trails both before and after their elections"--Back cover
Notes Online resource; title from PDF file page (EBSCO, viewed March 28, 2019)
Subject United Methodist Church (U.S.) -- Bishops -- Biography
United Methodist Church (U.S.)
Methodist Church -- United States -- Bishops -- Biography
Women bishops -- United States -- Biography
Women clergy -- United States -- Biography.
Women in the Methodist Church -- United States -- Biography
Methodist Church -- Bishops.
RELIGION -- Christian Church -- History.
RELIGION -- Christianity -- History.
Women bishops.
Women clergy.
Women in the Methodist Church.
United States.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
Author Crain, Margaret Ann.
ISBN 1501886312