Heart Religion In The Methodist Tradition And Related Movements

Heart Religion In The Methodist Tradition And Related Movements

by Richard B. Steele
     
 

This resource displays the variety of ways in which the Wesleys' concept of 'the religion of the heart' (that is, the affective dimension of Christian faith) has been understood and embodied in the Methodist tradition. The author offers some practical suggestions on how a livelier piety, a more deeply felt faith, can be fostered in local congregations, without

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This resource displays the variety of ways in which the Wesleys' concept of 'the religion of the heart' (that is, the affective dimension of Christian faith) has been understood and embodied in the Methodist tradition. The author offers some practical suggestions on how a livelier piety, a more deeply felt faith, can be fostered in local congregations, without leading into anti-intellectualism, fanatical emotionalism, or maudlin sentimentality. This part approaches theology, worship, preaching, pastoral care, and educational ministry.

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Proceedings Of The Wesley Historical Society
This is a welcome and thorough study of Wesley's 'religion of the heart'...
Methodist Recorder
There is much good meat here...I commend this book to readers who want to explore the heart of our tradition springing up in very varied styles in the "Many Methodisms," especially in the black and very divergent feminist forms. This is a well-produced set of essays...
Reference and Research Book News
These 11 essays trace the development of religions of the heart, especially in the United States. They trace the historical, social, and cultural dimensions of the German Pietists, the African-American tradition, the Holiness movement, and the experiences of women in American Methodism. They also consider the state of heart religions today, centering the discussion on issues like preaching, education, the passions, faith and grace, and orthopathy. Contributors include ministers, philosophers, theologians, and behavioral scientists. 2001
Booknews
These 11 essays trace the development of religions of the heart, especially in the United States. They trace the historical, social, and cultural dimensions of the German Pietists, the African-American tradition, the Holiness movement, and the experiences of women in American Methodism. They also consider the state of heart religion today, centering the discussion on issues like preaching, education, the passions, faith and grace, and orthopathy. Contributors include ministers, philosophers, theologians, and behavioral scientists. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810840577
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
09/28/2001
Series:
Pietist and Wesleyan Studies Series, #12
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.78(h) x 0.96(d)

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