In this Book, the Author has tried to provide a synopsis of a tour of
inspection, conducted by S. Earl Taylor with John F. Goucher, named as
Methodist Centenary. The inspection was into the working of World Churches
so as to emphasize them to undertake more seriously the Christian
possibilities of the Generation.
The Book is the summation of three sections. The first section outlines the
areas covered by the inspection team, that interalia includes; the then
territories of Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America and the United States.
The intervening section provides an overview of the structure, kind of
works done by the Boards and Commissions formed during the Methodist
Centenary. Also, it gives out a basic idea in relation to the work that can
be done by the World Churches in Foreign Missions in the years to roll by.
The final section covers the subjects of operation reports and approved
needs of the financial activities of the concerned Boards and Commissions.
It also provides information about a report that was submitted by the
sub-committees after detailed discussions and deliberations, to the
Committee of Twenty-five on January 11, 1923. This composite report got
unanimously approved and thus, this historic event according to the
Authoris characterized by a sense of Deep Devotion, High Obligation, and
The first of its kind, a basic reference for Students and Researchers
including Christian Laity, Church Clergies and Missionaries; encompassing
various subjects like Religion, History, Cultural Studies and Women
Ralph Eugene Diffendorfer (1879-1951) was an American clergyman. He
completed his education at Ohio Wesleyan University, Drew Theological
Seminary, and Union Theological Seminary. His professional curriculum vitae
is vast but broadly it includes; Secretary of the Missionary Education
Movement in the United States and Canada, Associate Secretary of the
Centenary Commission of the Board of Home Missions and Church Extension,
Director of the Home Missions Survey of the Inter-Church World Movement and
Secretary of the Department of Education of the Committee on Conservation
and Advance of the Methodist Episcopal Church in Chicago.