American Methodist Worship by Karen B. Westerfield Tucker

American Methodist Worship
  • Title : American Methodist Worship
  • Author : Karen B. Westerfield Tucker
  • Publisher : OUP USA
  • ISBN Code : 0199774153
  • Pages : 368
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  • Language : English
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This book offers a comprehensive examination of Methodist practice, tracing its evolution from the earliest days up to the present. Using liturgical texts as well as written accounts in popular and private sources, Karen Westerfield Tucker investigates the various rites and seasons of worship in Methodism and examines them in relation to American society.


Methodist Worship by R. Matthew Sigler

Methodist Worship
  • Title : Methodist Worship
  • Author : R. Matthew Sigler
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN Code : 0429959923
  • Pages : 238
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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What makes Methodist worship "Methodist" or "Wesleyan?" How do Methodists evaluate emerging forms of worship in light of their own liturgical heritage? This book considers these questions by bringing to light the work and significance of three Methodist liturgists who have until now received precious little scholarly focus: Thomas O. Summers (1812-1882), Nolan B. Harmon (1892-1993), and James F. White (1932-2004). Exploring each one’s contribution to the Methodist movement, it evaluates their continuing legacies as scholars and practitioners of Methodist worship. Importantly, the work of all these men occurred during times of cultural change, which gave rise to new ways of worship within the landscape of American Methodism. Addressing them in chronological order, this study shows how each figure enacted liturgical reform and renewal by drawing from the liturgical textual tradition inherited directly from John Wesley’s Sunday Service of the Methodist in North America as well as the hymnody of Charles Wesley. It also demonstrates how they sought to inculturate the Wesleyan liturgical tradition in the midst of these significant changes. Evaluating historic and emerging trends in Methodist liturgical praxis, this is a book that will be of great interest to scholars of Methodism, the History of Religion, Liturgical Studies and Theology.


The Cambridge Companion to American Methodism by Jason E. Vickers

The Cambridge Companion to American Methodism
  • Title : The Cambridge Companion to American Methodism
  • Author : Jason E. Vickers
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1107433924
  • Pages : 400
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  • Language : English
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A product of trans-Atlantic revivalism and awakening, Methodism initially took root in America in the eighteenth century. In the mid-nineteenth century, Methodism exploded to become the largest religious body in the United States and the quintessential form of American religion. This Cambridge Companion offers a general, comprehensive introduction to various forms of American Methodism, including the African-American, German Evangelical Pietist, holiness and Methodist Episcopal traditions. Written from various disciplinary perspectives, including history, literature, theology and religious studies, this volume explores the beliefs and practices around which the lives of American Methodist churches have revolved, as well as the many ways in which Methodism has both adapted to and shaped American culture. This volume will be an invaluable resource to scholars and students alike, including those who are exploring American Methodism for the first time.


Our Excellent Women of the United Methodist Church in England and America by N.A

Our Excellent Women of the United Methodist Church in England and America
  • Title : Our Excellent Women of the United Methodist Church in England and America
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : N.A
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The Oxford Handbook of Methodist Studies by William J. Abraham,James E. Kirby

The Oxford Handbook of Methodist Studies
  • Title : The Oxford Handbook of Methodist Studies
  • Author : William J. Abraham,James E. Kirby
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • ISBN Code : 0191607436
  • Pages : 780
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  • Language : English
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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.


A Compendious History of American Methodism by Abel Stevens

A Compendious History of American Methodism
  • Title : A Compendious History of American Methodism
  • Author : Abel Stevens
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 608
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  • Language : English
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Lost Chapters Recovered from the Early History of American Methodism by Joseph Beaumont Wakeley

Lost Chapters Recovered from the Early History of American Methodism
  • Title : Lost Chapters Recovered from the Early History of American Methodism
  • Author : Joseph Beaumont Wakeley
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 635
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  • Language : English
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The Methodist Worship Book by Großbritannien Methodist Church,Methodist Church (Great Britain)

The Methodist Worship Book
  • Title : The Methodist Worship Book
  • Author : Großbritannien Methodist Church,Methodist Church (Great Britain)
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781858521169
  • Pages : 605
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  • Language : English
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The Heritage of American Methodism by Kenneth C. Kinghorn

The Heritage of American Methodism
  • Title : The Heritage of American Methodism
  • Author : Kenneth C. Kinghorn
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 176
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  • Language : English
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The Heritage of American Methodism traces the grand legacy of American Methodism and shows how it became such a leading influence in the life of the nation. The drama of Methodism in America stands out as one of the most fascinating stories in the history of Christianity. This volume highlights the main reasons for this astonishing success and shows how the vitality of the Wesleyan way can be recovered. This illustrated history of American Methodism is presented for non-specialists in a beautifully designed, full-color format. Key Features: - A user-friendly, informative, and spell-binding account showing the impact of inspirational characters resounding today - Outstanding full-color photos and illustrations throughout - Portrays common links within the United Methodist Church and the unfolding drama of each conference - An attractive hardcover, "coffee-table" book Key Benefits: - Readers get the benefit of the history of American Methodism from a well-known expert - Can be used to help leaders prepare for classes on Methodism - An excellent gift for both young people and adults - Helps readers understand the challenges of tomorrow and the applications for the turbulence of life today


African American United Methodist Churches in Missouri by Arnold Parks,John Wright

African American United Methodist Churches in Missouri
  • Title : African American United Methodist Churches in Missouri
  • Author : Arnold Parks,John Wright
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • ISBN Code : 1105647595
  • Pages : 277
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  • Language : English
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The Oxford History of Christian Worship by Geoffrey Wainwright,Karen B. Westerfield Tucker

The Oxford History of Christian Worship
  • Title : The Oxford History of Christian Worship
  • Author : Geoffrey Wainwright,Karen B. Westerfield Tucker
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199881413
  • Pages : 960
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  • Language : English
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The Oxford History of Christian Worship is a comprehensive and authoritative history of the origins and development of Christian worship to the present day. Backed by an international roster of experts as contributors, this new book will examine the liturgical traditions of Orthodox, Catholic, and Protestant, and Pentecostal traditions throughout history and across the world. With 240 photographs and 10 maps, the full geographical spread of Christianity is covered, including Europe, North America, Latin America, Africa, East Asia, and the Pacific. Following contemporary trends in scholarship, it will cover social and cultural contexts, material culture and the arts. Written to be accessible to the educated layperson, this unique and beautiful volume will also appeal to clergy and liturgists and more generally to students and scholars of the liturgy, Christian theology, church history, and world history.


John Wesley and Marriage by Bufford W. Coe

John Wesley and Marriage
  • Title : John Wesley and Marriage
  • Author : Bufford W. Coe
  • Publisher : Lehigh University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780934223393
  • Pages : 177
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  • Language : English
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"In this book, a Methodist minister examines the sources of John Wesley's ideas about marriage and shows how those beliefs found expression in the cleric's revision of the Anglican wedding service." "Author Bufford W. Coe describes the radical differences between a typical eighteenth-century wedding and a church wedding of today. He also tells the fascinating story of Wesley's romances with Sophia Hopkey and Grace Murray, based on his own private diaries, and shows how those relationships, as well as his miserably unhappy marriage, were affected by Wesley's beliefs about matrimony." "Four days after Wesley decided he would marry at the age of forty-seven, he spoke to a group of unmarried men and encouraged them to remain single. In the matrimonial service he devised for American Methodists, Wesley eliminated the custom of the bride being given in marriage by her father, although Wesley consistently taught that Christians should not marry without the consent of their parents. Wesley strongly condemned the Roman Catholic Church for requiring celibacy of its priests, but his own rules required that Methodist preachers who married during their initial probationary period were thereby disqualified." "In 1784, Wesley published The Sunday Service of the Methodists in North America with Other Occasional Services. Coe studies the components of Wesley's marriage liturgy from the Sunday Service to try to determine why Wesley revised the Anglican wedding service in the way that he did."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved


History of the Methodist Church Within the Territories Embraced in the Late Conference of Eastern British America by Thomas Watson Smith

History of the Methodist Church Within the Territories Embraced in the Late Conference of Eastern British America
  • Title : History of the Methodist Church Within the Territories Embraced in the Late Conference of Eastern British America
  • Author : Thomas Watson Smith
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : N.A
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American Methodist Bicentennial, 1766-1966 by Methodist Church (U.S.). Conferences. Baltimore. American Methodist Historical Society,Methodist Church (U.S.). Baltimore Conference. American Methodist Historical Society

American Methodist Bicentennial, 1766-1966
  • Title : American Methodist Bicentennial, 1766-1966
  • Author : Methodist Church (U.S.). Conferences. Baltimore. American Methodist Historical Society,Methodist Church (U.S.). Baltimore Conference. American Methodist Historical Society
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 128
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  • Language : English
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Bulletin by N.A

Bulletin
  • Title : Bulletin
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : N.A
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Religious Bodies, 1906 by United States. Census Office

Religious Bodies, 1906
  • Title : Religious Bodies, 1906
  • Author : United States. Census Office
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : N.A
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Worship and Christian Identity by E. Byron Anderson

Worship and Christian Identity
  • Title : Worship and Christian Identity
  • Author : E. Byron Anderson
  • Publisher : Liturgical Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780814661925
  • Pages : 225
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  • Language : English
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Develops the claim that sacramental and liturgical practices are central means by which a Church shapes the faith, character and consciousness of its members. Explores the relationship between worship and belief, the relationship between corporate worship and the formation of Christian persons and communities within ecclesial tradition, and the relationship between worship and our knowledge of ourselves, our world and God. Argues that attention to the reform and renewal of worship and sacramental practice provides a framework for the theological, evangelical and sacramental renewal of mainline Protestant Churches.


A Will to Choose by Gordon J. Melton

A Will to Choose
  • Title : A Will to Choose
  • Author : Gordon J. Melton
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • ISBN Code : 1461636434
  • Pages : 330
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  • Language : English
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A Will to Choose surveys the first century of African American Methodism from its emergence in the 1860s through the changes wrought by the Civil War. From the beginning of Methodism in the United States, African Americans appropriated Methodism, helped transform it from a revitalization movement into an evangelical church, and integrated it into their struggle for liberation and wholeness.


American Methodism by Russell E. Richey,Kenneth E. Rowe,Jean Miller Schmidt

American Methodism
  • Title : American Methodism
  • Author : Russell E. Richey,Kenneth E. Rowe,Jean Miller Schmidt
  • Publisher : Abingdon Press
  • ISBN Code : 1426742274
  • Pages : 276
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  • Language : English
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An essential guide to American Methodism.


The Dictionary of Religion by William Benham

The Dictionary of Religion
  • Title : The Dictionary of Religion
  • Author : William Benham
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 1148
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  • Language : English
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John Wesley's Sunday Service of the Methodists in North America by John Wesley

John Wesley's Sunday Service of the Methodists in North America
  • Title : John Wesley's Sunday Service of the Methodists in North America
  • Author : John Wesley
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 37
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  • Language : English
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United Methodist Worship by Hoyt L. Hickman

United Methodist Worship
  • Title : United Methodist Worship
  • Author : Hoyt L. Hickman
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780687431960
  • Pages : 110
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  • Language : English
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Guidebook clearly explains why United Methodists worship as they do. An ideal gift book for new members or useful to anyone seeking a deeper understanding of United Methodist worship and a renewed sense of vitality in his or her own worship experience. This book also offers information on the Christian year and on various rites of passage such as baptism, weddings, and funerals.


He Restores Our Soul by Stafford Miller

He Restores Our Soul
  • Title : He Restores Our Soul
  • Author : Stafford Miller
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • ISBN Code : 0595202659
  • Pages : 152
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  • Language : English
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The path of the gospel and the path of justice cannot be separated, As disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ, his faith community must somehow join them together in our pilgrimage.By putting justice into practice on behalf of those who need it, the gospel is strengthens.. In this way divine justice, Christians can then actively take part by demonstrating the loving acts of God.It is my hope that you will be inspired to assume a Biblical balance of what justice is, how we have acquired a posture of un-justice finally how divine justice can be achieved.Many persons suppose that Jesus's role on earth was to give us inner joy and peace and to prepare us for eternal life. Were as I do agree, I also affirm that eternal life begins now. Jesus also lifts up a theological balance of faith and justice. And my book entitled He Restores our Soul shows how this balance of faith and divine justice can be achieved.


The Changing Face of Jewish and Christian Worship in North America by Paul F. Bradshaw,Lawrence A. Hoffman

The Changing Face of Jewish and Christian Worship in North America
  • Title : The Changing Face of Jewish and Christian Worship in North America
  • Author : Paul F. Bradshaw,Lawrence A. Hoffman
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 271
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Volume 1 of Two Liturgical Traditions, surveyed the origins and growth of Christian and Jewish liturgy from the first century of the common era until our time. This second volume The Changing Face of Jewish and Christian Worship in North America, follows up with an examination of the recent revolution in Jewish and Christian liturgies. The book reflects the particular role of North America in the worldwide experiment in liturgical renewal. The introductory essay asks what a liturgical tradition is. Part 1 (Liturgical Traditions and Theologies of "The Other") is a self-conscious reflection on how Jewish and Christian attitudes toward each other have been expressed in the forms of each tradition's worship. All six of the authors in Part 2 (American Reform or Second Reformation?) have been intimately involved with current liturgical editing and write first-hand accounts of what they think they and their colleagues have accomplished in the new Catholic, Protestant, and Jewish liturgical books. Part 3 (Critiquing Liturgical Reforms) addresses the questions of theology, feminist theory, and poetics against which the liturgical works themselves must be judged. The conclusion of this volume considers where our traditions are heading. A reconsideration of liturgical traditions in general against the backdrop of case studies and critiques, this book re-evaluates the challenges posed to Jews and Christians alike as they aspire to reshape, yet retain, the liturgical traditions they have inherited.


Ireland and the Centenary of American Methodism by William Crook

Ireland and the Centenary of American Methodism
  • Title : Ireland and the Centenary of American Methodism
  • Author : William Crook
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 263
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  • Language : English
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An Historical and Genealogical Record of the First United Methodist Church of Pennington by N.A

An Historical and Genealogical Record of the First United Methodist Church of Pennington
  • Title : An Historical and Genealogical Record of the First United Methodist Church of Pennington
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 109
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  • Language : English
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Sound of Worship by Doug Jones

Sound of Worship
  • Title : Sound of Worship
  • Author : Doug Jones
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN Code : 1136114939
  • Pages : 307
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  • Language : English
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Whether you are designing a new system or need to update and get the most out of the one in place Sound of Worship will offer essential information to guide and inform you choices. Written to give the context to help you focus your choices as well as the technical information to understand options, this essential guide will help you avoid costly mistakes when working with acoustics and the sound systems of the church. When planning a system this book has you covered! Considering everything from building design and understanding the purpose and use of the sound system to the technical aspects of the acoustic equipment and sound specification and types. The website has numerous audio examples to illustrate points made and tools used in the book. It demonstrate the terms used and what different choices will sound like, with before and after recordings of acoustic treatment and how it effects the overall sound of the church.


Annals of the American Methodist Pulpit; Or Commemorative Notices of Distinguished Clergymen of the Methodist Denomination in the United States, by William Buell Sprague

Annals of the American Methodist Pulpit; Or Commemorative Notices of Distinguished Clergymen of the Methodist Denomination in the United States,
  • Title : Annals of the American Methodist Pulpit; Or Commemorative Notices of Distinguished Clergymen of the Methodist Denomination in the United States,
  • Author : William Buell Sprague
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 856
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  • Language : English
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A Little Heaven Below by Lester Ruth

A Little Heaven Below
  • Title : A Little Heaven Below
  • Author : Lester Ruth
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 267
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  • Language : English
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For early American Methodists, quarterly meetings were great festivals at the heart of Methodism's liturgical life. The meetings lasted several days and could attract thousands. In this volume, Lester Ruth offers a revisionist description of worship at the quarterly meetings in early American Methodism (ca. 1772-1825). The author describes the quarterly meeting as the setting in which early Methodism most "dramatized" itself for public view as graced fellowship. He explores each of the liturgical dynamics of this experience, including the distinction between public and private worship, the loud exuberance of American Methodists, the vivid proclamation of God's Word, the role of the sacraments and of Wesley's liturgical innovations, the power of fellowship as eschatological manifestation, and the interaction between the personal experience of grace and ecclesial inclusion. Unique in its analysis of the quarterly meetings as a key to understanding Early Methodism's liturgical life, this book redefines methodology for doing early Methodist liturgical historiography. It makes ample use of primary materials, including much unpublished archival material: hymns, letters, dairies, prayers, sermons, homiletical manuals, etc. The book offers a fuller, more accurate portrayal of the life of early American Methodists. It will enable readers to understand how Methodist polity shaped worship rhythms and practices and how Methodist piety affected worship and its interpretation. Readers will gain increased understanding of how ecclesial context affects personal experiences of God's grace.


American Methodism by Moses Lewis Scudder

American Methodism
  • Title : American Methodism
  • Author : Moses Lewis Scudder
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 592
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The American Evangelical Story by Douglas A. Sweeney

The American Evangelical Story
  • Title : The American Evangelical Story
  • Author : Douglas A. Sweeney
  • Publisher : Baker Academic
  • ISBN Code : 080102658X
  • Pages : 208
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  • Language : English
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Examines the important events and personalities of the major strands of evangelicalism from the Great Awakening of the 1700s to the present, and each chapter includes annotated suggestions for further reading.


History of the Free Methodist Church of North America by Wilson Thomas Hogue

History of the Free Methodist Church of North America
  • Title : History of the Free Methodist Church of North America
  • Author : Wilson Thomas Hogue
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : N.A
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The History of the Southern Illinois Conference, the Methodist Church by Joseph Calvin Evers

The History of the Southern Illinois Conference, the Methodist Church
  • Title : The History of the Southern Illinois Conference, the Methodist Church
  • Author : Joseph Calvin Evers
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 267
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  • Language : English
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The African Methodist Episcopal Church by Dennis C Dickerson

The African Methodist Episcopal Church
  • Title : The African Methodist Episcopal Church
  • Author : Dennis C Dickerson
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0521191521
  • Pages : 500
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  • Language : English
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Explores the emergence of African Methodism within the black Atlantic and how it struggled to sustain its liberationist identity.


The Sunday Service of the Methodists; with Other Occasional Services by Wesleyan Methodist Church,Wesleyan Methodist church. Liturgy and ritual

The Sunday Service of the Methodists; with Other Occasional Services
  • Title : The Sunday Service of the Methodists; with Other Occasional Services
  • Author : Wesleyan Methodist Church,Wesleyan Methodist church. Liturgy and ritual
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 331
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  • Language : English
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Methodist History by N.A

Methodist History
  • Title : Methodist History
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : N.A
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Encyclopedia of World Religions by Bruno Becchio,Johannes P. Schadé

Encyclopedia of World Religions
  • Title : Encyclopedia of World Religions
  • Author : Bruno Becchio,Johannes P. Schadé
  • Publisher : Foreign Media Group
  • ISBN Code : 9781601360007
  • Pages : 960
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Enhanced by more than one thousand full color illustrations, a concise guide features thousands of references to literature, art, history, famous figures, and philosophy with respect to religion, covering the beliefs, doctrines, practices, teachings, rites of passage, and specific rituals of the world's major religions.


Pocket Dictionary of North American Denominations by Drew Blankman,Todd Augustine

Pocket Dictionary of North American Denominations
  • Title : Pocket Dictionary of North American Denominations
  • Author : Drew Blankman,Todd Augustine
  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780830814596
  • Pages : 144
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Of the making of many denominations there is no end, or so it seems in North America.Baptists, Lutherans, Methodists, Presbyterians and Schwenkfelders--how do you keep track of them all? What are their differences? Are there similarities? Where do they each belong on the Christian family tree?Editors Drew Blankman and Todd Augustine have designed the Pocket Dictionary of North American Denominations as a quick reference guide to orthodox and not-so-orthodox church groups in the United States and Canada. Among the denominations and groups examined areBible churchesAfrican American denominationsconfessional churchesmainline denominationschurches in the evangelical traditionPentecostal churchesgroups on the Christian fringeBased on the award-winning Dictionary of Christianity in America, this pocket dictionary is an affordable and easily accessible "help key" for understanding the Christian traditions of your North American neighbors.


Methodist Evangelism, American Salvation by Mark R. Teasdale

Methodist Evangelism, American Salvation
  • Title : Methodist Evangelism, American Salvation
  • Author : Mark R. Teasdale
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN Code : 1630873276
  • Pages : 292
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  • Language : English
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Powerful ideas have the capacity to inspire great good. They also have the capacity to prompt unspeakable acts of evil. The ideas of "America" and "the gospel" have been used for both. The situation was no different when the Methodist Episcopal Church (MEC) brought these two ideas together in its evangelistic work from 1860 to 1920, including during the Civil War and the First World War. Methodist Evangelism, American Salvation traces the MEC's home missions among African Americans and whites in the South; among Native Americans, Mexicans, and white settlers in the West; and among newly arrived immigrants, their children, the poor, and the rich in the East's burgeoning cities. It shows the innovative and courageous work of the MEC to improve the quality of life for these most marginalized populations in the United States. It also shows the fear the MEC had that these populations would overthrow American civilization if they did not conform to the values held by white, middle-class, native-born Americans.


Philemon in Perspective by D. Francois Tolmie

Philemon in Perspective
  • Title : Philemon in Perspective
  • Author : D. Francois Tolmie
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
  • ISBN Code : 3110221748
  • Pages : 406
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  • Language : English
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All the essays in this book are devoted to the interpretation of Paul’s Letter to Philemon. The most important characteristic of the book is the wide range of perspectives from which this brief letter of Paul is interpreted. The following issues receive attention: tendencies in the interpretation of the letter since 1980, epistolography, rhetoric, style, ancient legal and documentary sources, slavery in early Christianity, contextual interpretation, post-colonialism, the letter’s legacy of hierarchy and obedience and the reception of the letter by Church Fathers.