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Finley has asked and nominated Elliott to become a bishop in the Methodist Church, but Elliott asks him to forget about it because he does not believe himself worthy or capable of such an office. Elliott then proceeds to tell Finley of some new books which he has received from Paris, all written by the leading authors of the day. Half of the books comprise a course on the Bible, the remainder "embrace a course on theology." Abstract Number - 221
Nomination to bishopric; Episcopacy; General Ministry
Elliott, Charles, "Letter from Charles Elliott to James B. Finley" (1844). Finley Letters. 220.