OLIVER'S TRAVELS One Bishop's Journey Author:Oliver Eugene Slater In this memorable autobiography, Oliver Eugene Slater brings us on a personal journey from his early boyhood through his many years as one of United Methodism's most beloved and respected bishops. Urged to write this autobiography by some of United Methodism's most important figures, Bishop Slater offers us in Oliver's Travels not only a clear r... more »ecord of his own life story, but also a uniquely compelling vision of recent United Methodist Church history.
"Bishop Eugene Slater has the singular vantage point to report the current history of the United Methodist Church... he was on the cutting edge of theological thought and research... his reporting makes a record that must not be neglected and reveals him to be a crucial influence and a model minister of Jesus Christ." - Willis M. Tate, President Emeritus, Southern Methodist University
"Bishop Slater presents an interesting and informative interweaving of his life, American cultural history, and the development of United Methodism--a fascinating journey through eight significant decades. This is a very personal narrative, offering intimate glimpses of boyhood in Louisiana, parsonage life and pastoral ministry in Texas, and episcopal leadership in the South Central Jurisdiction. Readers will discover a valuable contribution to the study of the social and religious climate of twentieth century America, and find their own lives enriched." - Dr. Norman W. Spellman, Professor of Religion and Methodist historian, Southwestern University« less