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The World Service of the Methodist Episcopal Church
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Editor: Ralph E. Diffendorfer.
Bibliographical Details iv, viii, 707 p. ills. maps. 25 cm.
Edition, Place & Publisher Reprint ed. New Delhi, Christian World Imprints.
ISBN-10 8192512150
ISBN-13 9788192512150, 978-8192512150
Year of Publication 2013.
Series Christian Classics Revived - 1.
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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 Kingdom Responsibility.

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 Studies.

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.

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