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Abingdon Press is the book publishing arm of the United Methodist Publishing
Publishing
House[1] which publishes sheet music, ministerial resources, Bible-study aids, and other items, often with a focus on Methodism
Methodism
and Methodists. History[edit] Abingdon Press was begun in the early 1900s by the Methodist Church, with headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee. The name of the imprint is a reference to the town of Abingdon, Maryland, location of the Methodist university Cokesbury College.[2] In 1923 the Methodist Episcopal Church, South
Methodist Episcopal Church, South
adopted the name Cokesbury for its own publishing concern.[2] When the northern and southern branches of the Methodist Episcopal Church reunified in 1939, the name Abingdon- Cokesbury was chosen as the name of publishing house of the unitary Methodist Church.[2] This name remained in use until 1954, when a return was made to the name Abingdon Press, with the church's retail division for its publishing enterprises assuming the name Cokesbury.[2] In 1965 the joint Abingdon Press and the associated Cokesbury retail shops employed more than 2,000 people.[3] Footnotes[edit]

^ Abingdon Press: About Us Archived April 12, 2010, at the Wayback Machine. accessed April 3, 2010 ^ a b c d Alan K. Waltz, "Abingdon Press," in A Dictionary for United Methodists. New York: Abingdon Press, 1991. Cited in United Methodist Church: Glossary: Abingdon Press, www.umc.org/. ^ Leland D. Case, "Origins of Methodist Publishing
Publishing
in America," Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, vol. 59, no. 1 (First Quarter 1965), pg. 27. In JSTOR.

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