Using this e-resource alongside the revised edition
This volume is closely related to, indeed, a companion to two other
Abingdon Press volumes: our Methodist Experience in America: A History and Methodist Experience in America: A Sourcebook (MEA I and II). It can be used independently. However, we recommend ready access to the two MEA volumes, particularly the Sourcebook.
We developed the two-volume MEA as a set, and this volume relies on and references MEA II, the Sourcebook, as does MEA I. The Sourcebook contains documents, a vast array of them organized chronologically. A header on each document specifies the date, with a following letter distinguishing multiple documents for a specific year. We refer the reader to the Sourcebook with the in-text shorthand of (S xxxx or S xxxxa), the xxxx or xxxxa standing for a document’s date. For instance, (S 1785a) calls the reader’s attention to the first Discipline of The Methodist Episcopal Church, published soon after the founding Christmas Conference.
Primary sources from the final chapter in this revised edition will be made available HERE!. The bolding of the document numbers helps distinguish them from other dates. By relying on the two MEA volumes (in the library or as a common purchase) for documentation, illustrations, and
further treatment, we are able to contain the length and cost of this volume.
For the final, additional chapter covering 2000–2022, we have used a designator of (eS xxxx) to indicate that this is an electronic source. These electronic sources are housed by GCAH and can be found using their online teaching platform, UM History Hub (yes, you're in the right place!). The documents are provided free of charge through their course platform.