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Methodism: Ethics and Business

Syllabus of the Sub-subject: Methodism (Protestants) Ethics and Business.

  1. Introduction to Methodism (Protestant - Christianity)
  2. The figure of John Wesley
  3. Doctrinal principles of Methodism
  4. Methodists in the World
  5. The North-American Methodist Businessman Ray L. Hunt
  6. The Nobel Peace Prize and President of Liberia Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf
The Sub-subject “Methodism: Ethics and Business” is part of the following programs:
  1. Doctorates: Religion and Business, America, Europe, Africa
  2. Professional Master's Program in International Business

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Sample of the Sub-subject: Methodism (Ethics and Business)
Methodists Business and Ethics

Description of the Sub-Subject: Methodis,.

The Methodists belong to the Christian Protestant branch. It emerged in the 18th century in the United Kingdom (John Wesley) and expanded throughout the British Empire, especially in the United States.

  1. Methodism accepts the theory of the Trinity: God (the Father), the Son and the Holy Spirit. They accept the Bible as a sacred book.
  2. Methodists must perform both Baptism and Communion.
  3. Methodism favours the use of reason in theological interpretations.

There are about 75 million Methodists around the world. According to the United Methodist Evangelical Church, 90% are Methodists in:

  1. Africa (25 million): Congo (2 million), Ivory Coast (1,3), Ghana (1,4) Nigeria (3 million), Sierra Leone (2), South Africa (4), and Zambia (4,5)
  2. America: Canada, the United States, and Mexico with 24 million. Chile has 2 millions of Methodists
  3. Asia (16 million): India (7.5 million), South Korea (2 million), Australia (1), and Papua (1)

Famous Methodist.

Methodists have had a significant influence on business, politics, and culture, both in the United States and Taiwan, Macedonia Zimbabwe and Canada. The Former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan is Methodist.


  1. Thomas Welch -  founder of the company grape juice
  2. Gustavus Swift - founder of Swift and Company (producers of meat)
  3. Ray L. Hunt - President of Hunt petroleum
  4. Julian H. Robertson is a former hedge fund manager. Now retired


The United States Methodists Presidents: James Knox Polk, Ulises S Grant, Rutherford B. Hayes, William McKinley, and George W. Bush.
Boris Trajkovski (President of Macedonia), Chiang Ching- Kuo - President of Taiwan (1978-1988), Chiang Kai- Shek (Taiwan), Abel Muzorewa - former President of Zimbabwe, Taufa'ahau Tupou IV - King of Tonga, Oliver Tambo (ex President of South Africa 1969-1991), and Lester Bowles Pearson - Prime Minister of Canada (1963-1968).

Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf (President of Liberia) is Methodist.

Singers: Dionne Warwick, Nina Simone, and Roberta Flack.

Cine: George Lucas (Director), Christopher Walken, Robert Mitchum, Kim Basinger, and Kathleen Turner.

Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf Liberia

Ray L Hunt Methodist Businessman

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