Sub-subject: Methodists (Protestants) and business. Syllabus:
- Introduction to Methodism (Protestant - Christianity)
- The figure of John Wesley
- Doctrinal principles of Methodism
- Methodists in the World
- Ray L. Hunt (North-American
- Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf (Nobel Peace Prize and President of Liberia)
Sample of the Sub-subject: Methodism: Ethics and Business:
Sub-Subject Description: Methodists.
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.
Methodism accepts the theory of the Trinity: God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. They accept the Bible as a sacred book. The Methodists must perform both Baptism and Communion. 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 are in:
- 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)
- America: Canada, the United States, and Mexico with 24 million. Chile has 2 millions of Methodists.
- Asia (16 million): India (7.5 million), South Korea (2 million), Australia (1), and Papua (1)
The 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.
- Thomas Welch - company founder grape juice
- Gustavus Swift - founder of Swift and Company (producers of meat)
- Ray L. Hunt - President of Hunt petroleum
- Julian H. Robertson is a former hedge fund manager. Now retired.
- 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 - ex-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.
Religion and Global Business