2. The Scope of the Wesleyan Connection Today The family of churches
Wesley's ministry spawned is vast and worldwide. It includes not only the eight-
millionmember United Methodist Church (larger than combined Lutheran and
Episcopalian bodies in the United States), but ... No serious account of the history
of world evangelical thought could omit Wesley. ... My vocation since 1970 has
been centered on the recovery of classic Christian teaching, especially in its early
phases in the ...
Author: Thomas C. Oden
The first presentation of John Wesley's doctrinal teachings in a systematic form that is also faithful to Wesley's own writings in ebook format. Wesley was a prolific writer and commentator on Scripture, yet it is commonly held that he was not systematic or internally consistent in his theology and doctrinal teachings. On the contrary, Thomas C. Oden intends to demonstrate here that Wesley displayed a remarkable degree of consistency over sixty years of preaching and ministry. The book helps readers to grasp Wesley's essential teachings in an accessible form so that the person desiring to go directly to Wesley's own writings (which fill eighteen volumes) will know exactly where to turn.
Takayuki Ishii, Pastor, Metropolitan-Duane United Methodist Church, New York,
NY George McClain, Executive Secretary, ... (I330, #1, '96 Discipline) There are
times in history when those two expectations are in tension with one another. ...
Conference of 1996 regarding homosexuality, we are moved to a statement of
conscience and commitment. The classical ... and experience convince us that “
the practice of homosexuality” is not in itself “incompatible with Christian teaching
Author: Russell E. Richey
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Commissioned by the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry for use in United Methodist doctrine/polity/history courses. From a Sunday school teacher's account of a typical Sunday morning to letters from presidents, from architects' opinions for and against the Akron Plan to impassioned speeches demanding full rights for African Americans, women, homosexuals, and laity in the Church, this riveting collection of documents will interest scholars, clergy, and laity alike. This Sourcebook, part of the two-volume set The Methodist Experience in America, contains documents from between 1760 and 1998 pertaining to the movements constitutive of American United Methodism. The editors identify over two hundred documents by date, primary agent, and central theme or important action. The documents are organized on a strictly chronological basis, by the date of the significant action in the excerpt. Charts, graphs, timelines, and graphics are also included. The Sourcebook has been constructed to be used with the Narrative volume in which the interpretation of individual documents, discussions of context, details about events and individuals, and treatment of the larger developments can be found.
Since the time of Campbell, the grammatico-historical interpretation of the
Scripture has developed dramatically, first in Germany, then early in this century
in Great Britain and in the United States. Collier has identified the manner in
which scholars in the Churches of Christ have entered contemporary
international ... 1°J. S. Lamar, The Organon of Scripture (Philadelphia: J. B.
Lippincott, reprint 1960); D. R. Dungan, Hermeneutics (Cincinnati: Standard, n.d.
); Thomas, We Be Brethren.
Author: Carroll D. Osburn
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Contributors Fred A. Bailey Robert F. Hull, Jr. David B. Jackson Earl Lavender Jack P. Lewis Bill Love Rick Marrs Allan McNicol John McRay Michael S. Moore Frederick W. Norris Tom Olbright Carroll D. Osburn Dale Pauls Kathy J. Pulley Charme E. Robarts Gary Selby James Thompson Gerald C. Tiffin Jack W. Vancil James Walters Frank Wheeler John T. Willis Timothy M. Willis Wendell Willis
Author: Reed Reference PublishingPublish On: 1995-10
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Judaic 4 Christian Interpretation of Texts: Contents 4 Contexts , Vol. 3. Ed. by ...
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Life = Brethren in Christ History and Life ( 1978 - ) Brethren Encyclopedia ( 1983 )
= The Brethren Encyclopedia , 3 vols . ( Philadelphia and Oak Brook , Ill . : Brethren Encyclopedia , Inc . , 1983 ) BRN 2 = Bibliotheca Reformatoria
Neerlandica , vol . ... CRR 1 = John H . Yoder , ed . and trans . , The Legacy of
Michael Sattler , Classics of the Radical Reformation , vol . ... The Believers ' Church : The History and Character of Radical Protestantism ( New York :
Macmillan , 1968 ; reprinted ...
Author: Cornelius J. Dyck
Publisher: Herald Press
Comprehensive reference work covering 400 years of the history, faith, life, culture of Anabaptism-Mennonitism.
Mr. Wood remained with this church for ten years, and then removed to Talbot
county. ... In this more difficult sphere he has commended himself to his brethren
and, we doubt not, to his Lord—his and ours. ... of Ancient and Modern
Languages in Mercer University, is an accomplished classical and English
scholar and a polished Christian gentleman. ... a large fund of information, united
with facility of expression, acuteness of perception, good humor and a fine flow of
He has the respect of the whole community and the love of his brethren. A man of
piety, he is active in church work, prompt and faithful in the discharge of his Christian duties, and speaks and prays with great ... When young he removed to
Poulton, in Cheshire, where he received a classical education. ... 1812, soon
after he went to the metropolis, he began his “History of the Waldenses and
Albigenses. ... He then united with the Marcus Hook church, and was at once
Author: R.R. Bowker Company. Dept. of BibliographyPublish On: 1983
(Reprints of economic classics) Reprint of the 1937 cd., which was published
under title: Methodism and the working-class movements of England, ... I. Methodist Church (United States). Woman s Division of Christian Service. II. Methodist Church (United States). ... 23 1/2 cm. Preface of v. 1 signed: S. Allen. Vol. 2 has title: History of Methodism in East Maine. From the date of its coming,
in 1793, to 1886.
Author: R.R. Bowker Company. Dept. of Bibliography
( 1963 , reprinted 1973 ) , the most complete account of the Baptists ; H . LEON
MCBETH , The Baptist Heritage ( 1987 ) , a ... The Shaping of the United Church
of Christ : An Essay in the History of American Chris - tianity ( 1977 ) , which looks
at the ... JONES , The Quakers in the American Colonies ( 1911 , reissued 1966 )
, and The Later Periods of Quakerism , 2 vol . ... See also METHODIST CHURCH
( GREAT BRITAIN ) , The Methodist Service Book ( 1975 ) , and Hymns and
History of Joseph Smith, the Prophet Joseph Jr. Smith Brigham Henry Roberts ...
divided into three departments—the classic, where the languages only are taught
; the English department, where mathematics, ... The brethren in Missouri were
very busy in gathering into Caldwell county, entering United States land, building
Author: Joseph Jr. Smith
Publisher: the Church.
In this second volume is recorded the arrival of a delegation from the exiled Saints in Missouri, seeking advice and the word of the Lord from the Prophet; the organizations of Zion's Camp for the deliverance of Zion; its march from Kirtland to Missouri; its rich educational experiences; its disbandment and the return of many of the brethren to Ohio; the establishment of a school for the Elders at Kirtland, the first educational movement in the Church; the discovery of the Book of Abraham; the organization of the first, or Kirtland High Council; the organization of the quorums of the foreign ministry; the Twelve and the Seventy; the publication of the Doctrine and Covenants; the completion and dedication of the Kirtland Temple; the purification and spiritual endowment of the Elders of the Church; the appearance of Messiah in the Temple declaring His acceptance of it; the appearance of Moses, Elias and Elijah, on the same occasion, delivering the keys of their respective dispensations to the Prophet of the Dispensation of the Fullness of Times; the commencement of the ministry of the Twelve among the branches of the Church in the eastern States of the American Union; the misunderstandings that arose between them and the Presidency of the Church; the revelations of God which came in consequence of their misunderstandings, more clearly defining the rights, powers, and relations of the respective quorums of the Priesthood; the peaceful exodus of the Saints from Clay county, Missouri, and the founding of Far West; the opening of the first foreign mission by sending two of the Twelve and several Elders to England; the attempt to mass the several industrial pursuits and temporal interests of the Saints under one general concern, the "Kirtland Safety Society Company;" the failure of that concern in the general financial maelstrom that swept over the country in 1837, hastened also—sad to relate—by the unwise management and dishonesty of some of the incorporators and directors; the manifestation of excessive pride and worldliness on the part of some of the Saints at Kirtland; the disaffection of many hitherto leading Elders of the Church against the Prophet Joseph; the extensive apostasy of many Elders and Saints in Kirtland; with the account of which calamitous events this volume closes.
HISTORY OF MYSELF. 11) 223 Drennan, Orlena et al. The Church. The Children
. Firm Foundation Publishing House. (TRAINING ... (TRIPLE-A WESTERN CLASSIC) 716 --Death Rides the Pecos, Jefferson House. (TRIPLE-A ... Joint Ed
What Is Christian Education. ... Vol. 6. No. 2) 54 --Northwest California, University
of California Press. ("ANTHROPOLOGICAL RECORDS. Vol. 1, No. ... United Brethren Publishing House. ... The Library and Its Home: Reprints of Articles and
Library of Christian Classics. Philadelphia: Westminster. Bakke, Ray and Jim Hart
1987 The Urban Christian: Effective Ministry in Today's Urban World. Downer's
Grove, Ill.: Intervarsity. Barrett, David B. 1987 Evangelizel: A Historical Survey of
the Concept. AD 2000 ... Church Dogmatics, Volume IV, 3, 2. Trans. ... Book of
Discipline of the United Methodist Church, 2000 2000 Ed. Harriett Jane Olson, et
Author: Scott J. Jones
Publisher: Abingdon Press
There are, it seems, as many definitions of the term "evangelism" as there are people doing the defining. For some, it means proclaiming the gospel to those who have not heard it. To others, it means making disciples of Jesus Christ. To others, it means working for the transformation of the world into the kingdom of God. For still others, it has principally to do with building vibrant, healthy congregations. Underlying this confusion is a fundamental inability to locate the practice of evangelism within one's overall theological convictions. We will never understand the part that proclamation, disciple making, kingdom building, and church growth play in evangelism until we first ask a more important question: What does evangelism have to do with who God is? What is it we know about God that makes evangelism a central part of what it means to be Christian? In this comprehensive theology of evangelism, Scott J. Jones proposes to ground the practice of evangelism in an understanding of God's love for the world, specifically as seen in the incarnation of God in Christ. In Jesus, God took on all of what it means to be human. Because of this, evangelism must be a ministry to the whole person. The typical distinctions between soul-winning, social action, and church growth evaporate; individual conversion and acts of mercy are part of the same ministry of bringing persons more fully into the reign of a loving God.
Book of I/l/orship [Church of the Brethren] (Elgin: Brethren Press, 1964), p. 230. .
The United Methodist Book of Worship (Nashville: The United Methodist
Publishing House, 1992), pp. 613-29. . The Book of ... James Atkinson, in Luther's
Works, vol. ... Karen Westerfield Tucker, “Till Death Do Us Part: The Rites of
Marriage and Burial Pre\II VI \I'ILIIVIVIRII \0 O0 \IQm-Pw 66. pared by John
Wesley ... J. K. S. Reid, Library of Christian Classics 22 (Philadelphia:
Westminster Press, 1954), pp.
Author: James F. White
Publisher: Abingdon Press
The sacraments were a major factor in the Reformation of the sixteenth century. Ever since, they have been an important part of Protestant church life. Major changes have occurred in our time as most traditions have revised their sacramental rites and experienced many changes in sacramental practices. This book traces the most significant practices in the past five centuries, explains how they often led to controversies, and examines the faith that was expressed and experienced in the sacraments. James F. White attempts to depict the whole sweep of Protestant sacramental life, so that an overall picture is possible. And he outlines the possibilities for future developments.
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