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The Doctrines and Discipline of the African Methodist Episcopal Church
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Published in 1817, The Doctrines and Discipline of the African Methodist Episcopal Church was the first definitive guide to the history, beliefs, teachings, and practices of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Beginning with a brief history, the book moves into a presentation of the "Articles of Religion," including the Trinity, the Word of God, Resurrection, the Holy Spirit, scripture, original sin and free will, justification, works, the church, purgatory, the sacraments, baptism, the Lord's Supper, marriage, church ceremonies, and government. Immediately following the articles is an extended four-part catechism that more fully explicates the meanings and implications of the doctrinal statements.

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Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
  2. pp. 1-2
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  1. About This Edition
  2. pp. 3-4
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  1. Summary
  2. pp. 5-7
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  1. To the Members of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, in the United States of America:
  2. pp. 8-13
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  1. CHAPTER I.
  2. pp. 14-52
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  1. CHAPTER II.
  2. pp. 53-61
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  1. CHAPTER III. SACRAMENTAL SERVICES, &c.
  2. pp. 61-92
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  1. The Temporal Economy of the African Methodist Episcopal Church.
  2. pp. 93-95
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  1. SECTION I.
  2. pp. 96-97
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  1. SECTION II.
  2. p. 98
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  1. SECTION III.
  2. p. 99
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  1. SECTION IV.
  2. p. 100
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  1. SECTION V.
  2. p. 101
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  1. Contents.
  2. pp. 102-103
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