From Bedlam to Shalom: Towards a Practical Theology of Human

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After the formal recognition of American independence in 1783, Wesley realized that the Methodists in America were free of English control, religious as well as civil, and should become an independent Methodist church. The same principle applies as the leadership development process continues: people are given an opportunity to practice and train far more quickly than in most traditional church settings. In emergencies when the parish priest is not available, the hospital will assist in contacting a priest for the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick.

Pages: 176

Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing Inc. (May 22, 2000)

ISBN: 0820444251

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