Methodist and Radical: Rejuvenating a Tradition

Overview

The thoughts and beliefs of John Wesley and the Early Methodist traditions are frequently related to recent progressive tendencies in theology. There are numerous parallels between contemporary interests in people at the margins and Wesley's concern for poor people and his commitments to the sick and imprisoned. In this volume, contributors from diverse backgrounds in the United States and around the globe reflect on radical and liberation traditions in Methodism in their own context. In conversation with ...

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Overview

The thoughts and beliefs of John Wesley and the Early Methodist traditions are frequently related to recent progressive tendencies in theology. There are numerous parallels between contemporary interests in people at the margins and Wesley's concern for poor people and his commitments to the sick and imprisoned. In this volume, contributors from diverse backgrounds in the United States and around the globe reflect on radical and liberation traditions in Methodism in their own context. In conversation with contemporary Methodism and the Wesleyan heritage, each chapter focuses on the question of how radical and liberation traditions provide new visions for the present and future of the church.

Contributors: Jose Miguez Bonino, Rebecca S. Chopp, Stephen G. Hatcher, Jione Havea, Theodore Jennings, Jr., Cedric Mayson, Mercy Amba Oduyoye, Andrew Sung Park, Jong Chun Park, Harold J. Recinos, Joerg Rieger, John J. Vincent, and Josiah U. Young, III.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780687038718
  • Publisher: Kingswood Books
  • Publication date: 1/1/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 220
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Joerg Rieger is Associate Professor of Systematic Theology, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University.

John Vincent is founder and Director Emeritus of the Urban Theology Unit, and Honorary Lecturer at Sheffield University, UK

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Table of Contents

Preface 9
Abbreviations 11
Ch. 1 What Do Margins and Center Have to Do with Each Other? 15
Ch. 2 Basics of Radical Methodism: Challenges for Today 31
Ch. 3 Breaking Down the Walls of Division: Challenges Facing the People Called Methodist 53
Ch. 4 Distinguishing Sterility from Fecundity in the Wesleyan Tradition 67
Ch. 5 Barrio Christianity and American Methodism 77
Ch. 6 Holiness and Healing: An Asian American Voice Shaping the Methodist Traditions 95
Ch. 7 Hearing, Holiness, and Happiness: Listening to God and Neighbor 107
Ch. 8 The Radicalism of Primitive Methodism 123
Ch. 9 South African Voices Reshaping Methodism 139
Ch. 10 Radical Methodism: The Challenges of Partnership and Mutuality in the Task of Evangelizing Ghana 153
Ch. 11 Interliving Theology as a Wesleyan Minjung Theology 165
Ch. 12 [Y]our book, [Y]our Reading: Writing Tasilisili Readings 181
Ch. 13 Methodism and Latin American Liberation Movements 193
Conclusion 207
Contributors 209
Index 213
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