The Oxford Handbook of Methodist Studies

The Oxford Handbook of Methodist Studies

by William J. Abraham, James E. Kirby
     
 

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

Overview

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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From the Publisher
"[T]his book is a helpful overview of the past fifty years of Methodist Studies, beneficial to both the casual reader and scholar as well...most of the chapters are quite insightful."—Anglican and Episcopal History

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199696116
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/15/2011
Series:
Oxford Handbooks Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
780
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.80(d)

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