The Oxford Handbook of Methodist Studies

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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 the best 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 with contemporary ethical and political debate.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199212996
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 12/15/2009
  • Series: Oxford Handbooks Series
  • Pages: 624
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 2.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface, William J. Abraham and James E. Kirby
I: History of Methodism
1. The Eighteenth Century Context, Richard Heitzenrater
2. Founding Brothers, John and Charles Wesley, John H. Wigger
3. Francis Asbury and American Methodism, John H. Wigger
4. The People Called Methodists, Transitions In Britain and North America, David Hempton
5. Methodism in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Century, Manfred Marquardt
6. Evangelical United Brethren Church, J. Steven O'Malley
7. African-American Methodism, Will Gravely
8. Methodism in Latin America, Pablo R. Andinach
9. British Methodism and Evangelicalism, Martin Wellings
10. Methodism and Pentecostalism, Donald Dayton
11. Methodism in World Christianity, Lamin Sanneh
II: Ecclesia Forms and Structures
12. Christian Conferencing and Connectionalism, Russell Richey
13. Episcopacy, Scriptural and Apostolic, James E. Kirby
14. Discipline, Thomas Edward Frank
15. Ministry and Itinerancy, Dennis Campbell
16. Means of Grace and Forms of Piety, Ted Campbell
III: Worship, Sacraments, Liturgy, Hymnody, Music, Preaching
17. Mainstream Liturgical Developments, Karen Westerfield Tucker
18. Liturgical Revolutions, Lester Ruth
19. Music and Hymnody, Swee Hong Lim
20. Sacraments, Geoffrey Wainwright
21. Preaching, Gennifer Benjamin Brooks
IV:Spiritual Experiences, Evangelism, Mission, Ecumenism
22. Experience of God, Tom Albin
23. The Quest for Holiness, Elaine Heath
24. The Journey in Evangelism, Philip Meadows
25. Traditions and Transitions in Mission, Dana Robert, Douglas D. Tzan
26. Methodism and the Future of Ecumenism, David M. Chapman
27. Methodism and the Challenge of Orthodoxy in Russia, Sergei Nikolaev
V: Theology
28. Scripture and Revelation, Sarah Heaner Lancaster
29. Trinity, Elmer M. Colyer
30. Original Sin, Barry Bryant
31. Grace, Marjorie Suchocki
32. Christology, Jason Vickers
33. Pneumatology, D. Lyle Dabney
34. Christian Perfection, the Grand Depositum, William J. Abraham
35. Assurance, Kenneth J. Collins
36. Predestination, Jerry L. Walls
VI: Ethics and Politics
37. Theological Ethics, Stanley Hauerwas and Steven Long
38. Moral Theology, Robin Lovin
39. Methodism and Feminism, Jane Craske
40. Methodism and Race, Harold Recinos
41. Methodism and Politics in Africa, Simeon Ilesanmi
42. Methodism and Culture, David Bebbington

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