The Oxford Handbook of Methodist Studies

Paperback | October 1, 2011

EditorWilliam J. Abraham, James E. Kirby

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With the decision to provide of a scholarly edition of the Works of John Wesley in the 1950s, Methodist Studies emerged as a fresh academic venture. Building on the foundation laid by Frank Baker, Albert Outler, and other pioneers of the discipline, this handbook provides an overview of thebest current scholarship in the field. The forty-two included essays are representative of the voices of a new generation of international scholars, summarising and expanding on topical research, and considering where their work may lead Methodist Studies in the future.Thematically ordered, the handbook provides new insights into the founders, history, structures, and theology of Methodism, and into ongoing developments in the practice and experience of the contemporary movement. Key themes explored include worship forms, mission, ecumenism, and engagement withcontemporary ethical and political debate.

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With the decision to provide of a scholarly edition of the Works of John Wesley in the 1950s, Methodist Studies emerged as a fresh academic venture. Building on the foundation laid by Frank Baker, Albert Outler, and other pioneers of the discipline, this handbook provides an overview of thebest current scholarship in the field. The for...

William J. Abraham is the Albert Cook Outler Professor of Wesley Studies and the Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor in Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. James E. Kirby is Professor Emeritus of Church History in Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Te...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:784 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.01 inPublished:October 1, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

William J. Abraham and James E. Kirby: PrefaceI: History of Methodism1. Richard Heitzenrater: The Eighteenth Century Context2. John H. Wigger: Founding Brothers, John and Charles Wesley3. John H. Wigger: Francis Asbury and American Methodism4. David Hempton: The People Called Methodists, Transitions In Britain and North America5. Manfred Marquardt: Methodism in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Century6. J. Steven O'Malley: Evangelical United Brethren Church7. Will Gravely: African-American Methodism8. Pablo R. Andinach: Methodism in Latin America9. Martin Wellings: British Methodism and Evangelicalism10. Donald Dayton: Methodism and Pentecostalism11. Lamin Sanneh: Methodism in World ChristianityII: Ecclesia Forms and Structures12. Russell Richey: Christian Conferencing and Connectionalism13. James E. Kirby: Episcopacy, Scriptural and Apostolic14. Thomas Edward Frank: Discipline15. Dennis Campbell: Ministry and Itinerancy16. Ted Campbell: Means of Grace and Forms of PietyIII: Worship, Sacraments, Liturgy, Hymnody, Music, Preaching17. Karen Westerfield Tucker: Mainstream Liturgical Developments18. Lester Ruth: Liturgical Revolutions19. Swee Hong Lim: Music and Hymnody20. Geoffrey Wainwright: Sacraments21. Gennifer Benjamin Brooks: PreachingIV:Spiritual Experiences, Evangelism, Mission, Ecumenism22. Tom Albin: Experience of God23. Elaine Heath: The Quest for Holiness24. Philip Meadows: The Journey in Evangelism25. Dana Robert, Douglas D. Tzan: Traditions and Transitions in Mission26. David M. Chapman: Methodism and the Future of Ecumenism27. Sergei Nikolaev: Methodism and the Challenge of Orthodoxy in RussiaV: Theology28. Sarah Heaner Lancaster: Scripture and Revelation29. Elmer M. Colyer: Trinity30. Barry Bryant: Original Sin31. Marjorie Suchocki: Grace32. Jason Vickers: Christology33. D. Lyle Dabney: Pneumatology34. William J. Abraham: Christian Perfection, the Grand Depositum35. Kenneth J. Collins: Assurance36. Jerry L. Walls: PredestinationVI: Ethics and Politics37. Stanley Hauerwas and Steven Long: Theological Ethics38. Robin Lovin: Moral Theology39. Jane Craske: Methodism and Feminism40. Harold Recinos: Methodism and Race41. Simeon Ilesanmi: Methodism and Politics in Africa42. David Bebbington: Methodism and Culture

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"This volume on Methodist Studies in the Oxford Handbook series will not disappoint... [it] will remain an essential reference book for many years to come" --Mary Tanner, Church Times