The Articles of Religion
are an official doctrinal statement of American Methodism
. John Wesley
abridged for the American Methodists the Thirty-Nine Articles
, removing the Calvinistic
parts among others. The Articles were adopted at a conference in 1784 and are found in paragraph 103 of the United Methodist Church Book of Discipline
. They have remained relatively unchanged since 1808 (save for a few additional articles added in later years).