The Encyclopedia Americana; A Library of Universal Knowledge Volume 12

The Encyclopedia Americana; A Library of Universal Knowledge Volume 12

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ... presented his message to the General Conference of 1816. It then goes to the committee on reference which distributes its parts to the proper committees. The presentation of this "address" is the onlv active part the bishops may have in the Conference, beside the function of presiding. They may not enter into a debate, nor vote. They can only address the Conference as a matter of privilege. Next the roll of Annual Conference delegations is called, and petitions and memorials are presented by the delegation when called without debate. They include memorials from individuals, churches and Conferences. After the committee to which a memorial is referred has its discussion and formulates its report, it is published in the Daily Christian Advocate, and after laying over a day or more is acted upon after such debate as the Conference may see fit. Then the question is closed, the vote taken and the majority decides the question. More than one call for memorials is made. Resolutions for immediate passages are often presented and passed. Sometimes when the report of a committee involves a change, the report is referred to the committee on judiciary, asking for an opinion as to its constitutionality, or if it conflicts in any way with civil law. Publications.--In addition to the Daily Christian Advocate published during the session of the Conference, the secretaries publish, after the Conference adjourns, 'The Journal of the General Conference, ' which contains all acts and other papers in full. It also contains all proceedings but none of the debates; these are found only in the Daily Christian Advocate. They also publish "The Doctrines and Discipline of the Methodist Episcopal Church, ' which contains all the Church law for clergy...show more

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  • Paperback | 782 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 40mm | 1,370g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236880315
  • 9781236880314