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978-0-8108-6546-4 • eBook • March 2005 • $115.50 • (£89.00)
Charles Yrigoyen, Jr. is General Secretary for the General Commission on Archives and History with the United Methodist Church. He teaches history and theology at Drew University and Union Theological Seminary (NY), and has authored and co-authored several publications, including John Wesley: Holiness of Heart and Life. He is on the Board of Directors of the Wesley Works Editorial Project. Susan E. Warrick is Assistant General Secretary of the General Commission on Archives and History, The United Methodist Church in Madison, NJ.
Chapter 1 Editor's Foreword
Chapter 2 Preface
Chapter 3 Acronyms
Chapter 4 Chronology
Chapter 5 A Brief History of Methodism
Chapter 6 Photos
Chapter 7 DICTIONARY
Chapter 8 Bibliography
Chapter 9 Contributors
Contributors explain or describe important ideas, people, events and locations in the 300-year history of Methodism, which now includes over 300 denominations and 39 million members. Topics include the Methodist concepts of grace and salvation, the historical role of women in the church, the lives of circuit-riding preachers and missionaries, and modern Methodism?s approach to significant social issues and controversies. This edition expands its focus from North America and Great Britain to include information about Africa, Asia, Central and South America, and the Pacific Islands. The illustrations include period engravings and photographs...
Released nearly a decade after the first edition, this book represents a substantial expansion of an excellent work....Highly recommended. Any library collection needing information on Christian denominations; all levels.....
Most useful, perhaps, will be the biographical entries...The bibliography, though, is excellent, and includes a few journal articles....Scarecrow Press have improved the appearance of their volumes greatly in recent years and any library that has a complete set of the volumes in this series will be a library worth using....
Contributors to the 2d edition of this recommended reference work are university professors, historians, church officials, musicians, ministers, editors, and missionaries from all over the world.....
A comprehensive and precise collective study of Methodism and Christianity in whole...very highly recommended for students of the history of Methodism for its expansive and through coverage of the many variables and constructs of its church and philosophies....