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Author: F. Douglas Powe Jr. and Jack Jackson, General Editors
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9781945935107
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9781945935114

Reclaim the Third Way of Evangelism

Produced in cooperation with The Foundation for Evangelism, this book offers a Wesleyan evangelism through the lens and in the spirit of E. Stanley Jones. As Christians seek ways to authentically, faithfully, and genuinely share the gospel, they find themselves pulled in two opposite directions.

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F. Douglas Powe Jr. is James C. Logan Professor of Evangelism, an E. Stanley Jones Professorship, and Professor of Urban Ministry; Managing Director for The Institute for Community Engagement; Director of Urban Ministry Program at Wesley Theological Seminary.

Jack Jackson is E. Stanley Jones Associate Professor of Evangelism, Mission, and Global Methodism at Claremont School of Theology.

Foreword by Jane Boatwright Wood.

Contributors: Thomas R. Albin, Jeffrey Conklin-Miller, Robert E. Haynes, Jack Jackson, Joon-Sik Park, F. Douglas Powe Jr., Mark R. Teasdale, Kimberly D. Reisman, Brian Yeich

Encoding Methodism Telling and Re-Telling Narratives of Wesleyan Origins
Author: Ted A. Campbell
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9780938162445
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9780938162452

We shape and are shaped by the stories we tell about ourselves.

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Ted A. Campbell is Professor of Church History, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas. Some of his books include: Wesleyan Beliefs: Formal and Popular Expressions of Core Teachings of Wesleyan Communities; The Gospel in Christian Traditions; Methodist Doctrine: The Essentials.

Author: Ashley Boggan Dreff
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9781945935329

The United Methodist impasse over human sexuality has its roots in two dichotomous ideologies of history and theology. This book maps how American Methodists have responded to sexual change since World War II. It argues that the current United Methodist impasse over human sexuality has its root in the existence of two dichotomous ideologies of Methodist history and theology—one liberal and one evangelical, which come to the foreground in discussions of human sexuality.

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Ashley Boggan Dreff, PhD, is Director of United Methodist Studies, Hood Seminary, Salisbury, North Carolina.

Extension Ministers
Author: Russell E. Richey
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9780938162889

Eminent United Methodist historian Russell Richey skillfully analyzes the evolving marginalization of "extension ministers"—United Methodist clergypersons serving the denomination in ministry settings beyond the local parish. Drawing on denominational history, theological argument, and practical experience, Richey offers trenchant insights for reintegrating this vital ministry into the United Methodist connectional covenant today.

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Russell E. Richey is Dean Emeritus of Candler School of Theology and the William R. Cannon Distinguished Professor of Church History Emeritus in Atlanta, Georgia.

Formation for Ministry
Author: Russell E. Richey
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9780938162094

This study originated as a plenary address at THE UMC AFTER TAMPA: WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? A United Methodist Faculty Consultation for the 2012-16 Quadrennium, an event sponsored and hosted by Candler School of Theology, Emory University.

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Russell E. Richey is Dean Emeritus of Candler School of Theology and the William R. Cannon Distinguished Professor of Church History Emeritus in Atlanta, Georgia.

Henry Foxall: Methodist, Industrialist, American, by Jane B. Donovan
Author: Jane B. Donovan
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9780938162117

A tale of one man’s impact on both a church and state in a country that enshrines their separation.

Henry Foxall set the tone for subsequent American Methodists: adapters, entrepreneurs, and leaders. He was the quintessential catalyst for the transformation of a Spirit-filled movement into a church denomination and a young nation into an economic powerhouse. Foxall was a friend to Bishop Francis Asbury, a generous contributor to the Methodist enterprise, and a successful business person. This biography of Henry Foxall (1758—1823), sheds light on second-generation Methodism.

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Jane B. Donovan is Lecturer in Religious Studies at West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia. Author of many books and articles, Dr. Donovan is also the Book Review Editor for Methodist History and a member of the General Commission on Archives and History of The United Methodist Church.

Methodist Connectionalism
Author: Russell E. Richey
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9780938162858

United Methodist historian Russell Richey explores various dimensions of the history, theology, and practice of connectionalism in American Methodism.

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Russell E. Richey is Dean Emeritus of Candler School of Theology and the William R. Cannon Distinguished Professor of Church History Emeritus in Atlanta, Georgia.

Ministerial Orders and Sacramental Authority in The United Methodist Church and Its Antecedents,  1784—2016
Author: Rex D. Matthews
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9781945935190

The history of sacramental authority is key to understanding United Methodist ministerial orders.

While sacramental authority is and has been misunderstood and misused, it remains interwoven into United Methodism and is a significant element of the history of Christian ecumenical conversations about ministry.

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Rex D. Matthewsis Professor in the Practice of Historical Theology and Wesleyan Studies, Candler School of Theology, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia.

Latest Book Release from GBHEM Publishing Challenges Assumptions about Middle-Class Methodism’s Roots
Author: Jared Maddox
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9781945935312

To know the story of Nathan Bangs is to understand American Methodism between the death of Asbury and the Civil War.

During the nineteenth century, the Methodist Episcopal Church transformed from an alternative society into a middle-class, mainstream denomination. While some scholars attribute Bangs with a desire for respectability, this book argues that respectability might have been more the result of Bang’s mission to spread Scriptural holiness than the cause.

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Jared Maddox, PhD.
Dr. Maddox’s PhD is from Southern Methodist University. His area of expertise is American Methodism, with a focus on nineteenth-century Methodist history and theology. His teaching experience includes courses on American religious history, Wesleyan theology, and United Methodist history, doctrine, and polity.

Sermones de Juan Wesley Tomo 1
Author: John Wesley
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978-1-945935-01-5

Sermones de Juan Wesley, Tomo I and Sermones de Juan Wesle, Tomo II is a scholarly compilation of John Wesley’s sermons in Spanish. First published in 1996 by the Wesley Heritage Foundation as part of Obras de Wesley, these historic sermons are a leading source of indigenous and authentic Methodist tradition and Wesleyan theology among those who speak Spanish.