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The Ashgate Research Companion to World Methodism

Edited by: William Gibson , Peter Forsaith , Martin Wellings

Print publication date:  February  2013
Online publication date:  March  2016

Print ISBN: 9781409401384
eBook ISBN: 9781315613789
Adobe ISBN: 9781317040996

10.4324/9781315613789
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As a religious and social phenomenon Methodism engages with a number of disciplines including history, sociology, gender studies and theology. Methodist energy and vitality have intrigued, and continue to fascinate scholars. This Companion brings together a team of respected international scholars writing on key themes in World Methodism to produce an authoritative and state-of-the-art review of current scholarship, mapping the territory for future research. Leading scholars examine a range of themes including: the origins and genesis of Methodism; the role and significance of John Wesley; Methodism’s emergence within the international and transatlantic evangelical revival of the Eighteenth-Century; the evolution and growth of Methodism as a separate denomination in Britain; its expansion and influence in the early years of the United States of America; Methodists’ roles in a range of philanthropic and social movements including the abolition of slavery, education and temperance; the character of Methodism as both conservative and radical; its growth in other cultures and societies; the role of women as leaders in Methodism, both acknowledged and resisted; the worldwide spread of Methodism and its enculturation in America, Asia and Africa; the development of distinctive Methodist theologies in the last three centuries; its role as a progenitor of the Holiness and Pentecostal movements, and the engagement of Methodists with other denominations and faiths across the world. This major companion presents an invaluable resource for scholars worldwide; particularly those in the UK, North America, Asia and Latin America.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  The Origins and Early Growth of Methodism, 1730–91 Download PDF
Chapter  3:  The Price of Respectability: Methodism in Britain and the United States, 1791–1865 Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Methodism: Consolidation and Reunion, 1865–1939 Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Methodism: Shifting Balances, 1939–2010 Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Church Statistics and the Growth of Global Methodism: Some Preliminary Descriptive Statistics Download PDF
Chapter  7:  The Wesleys” Role in World Methodism Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Methodism, Ecumenism and Interfaith Relations Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Holiness and Pentecostal Movements Within Methodism Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Methodism and Women Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Methodism and Liberation Theology Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Methodism, Globalisation and John Wesley  Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Methodism and the Bible Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Music, Hymnody and the Culture of Methodism in Britain Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Episkopé and Connexionalism: Ecclesiology and Church Government in Methodism Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Methodist Liturgy and Worship Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Methodist Spirituality Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Methodism and the Evangelical Tradition Download PDF
Chapter  19:  A Historical Survey of Methodist Preaching Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Methodism and Politics: Mapping the Political on the Methodist Genome Download PDF
Chapter  21:  The Methodist Conscience: Slavery, Temperance and Pacifism Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Material and Cultural Aspects of Methodism: Architecture, Artefacts and Art  Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Methodism and Education Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Methodists and Business, 1860–1960 Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Methodism in Literature Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Methodism and Social Justice Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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