Discipline, Book of
Discipline, Book of in the Methodist Episcopal Church, is a volume puiblished quadrennially, after the sessions of the General Conference (q.v.), and entitled The Doctrines and Discipline of the Methodist Episcopal Church. It is divided into six parts:
I. Origin, Doctrines, and General Rules; II. Government of the Church; III. Administration of Discipline; IV. Ritual; V. Education and Benevolent Institutions; VI. Temporal Economy.
All but the constitutional portions (see Restrictive Rules, in part 2, chapter 1, § 1) are liable to change under the authority of the General Conference. For the modifications which the book has undergone, see Emory, History of Discipline (N.Y. 1860, 12mo); see also Baker, Guide to Administration of Discipline (N.Y. 16mo).