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A Wesleyan Theology of the Eucharist: The Presence of God for Christian Life and Ministry
Author: Jason E. Vickers
Paperback (306 pages)
ISBN: 
9780938162575
Hardback (306 pages)
ISBN: 
9780938162520
Ebook
ISBN: 
9780938162513

A Wesleyan Theology of the Eucharist: The Presence of God for Christian Life and Ministry by Jason E. Vickers, general editor. This book brings together noted Wesleyans who seek to recover the importance of Holy Communion. Leading Wesleyan scholars reflect on the Eucharist in connection with each of the major areas of Christian theology and on the relationship between the Eucharist and aspects of Christian life and ministry.

Author Information:

Jason E. Vickers, PhD is Professor of Theology and Site Coordinator, Memphis Campus, Asbury Theological Seminary. Dr. Vickers is an elder the Western North Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church, past president of the Wesleyan Theological Society, and current editor of the Wesleyan Theological Journal. Dr. Vickers is the author or editor of ten books. 

Bid Our Jarring Conflicts Cease
Author: David N. Field
Paperback
ISBN: 
9780938162247

Schism and heresy are not doctrinal divisions but failures to love.

Author Information:

David N. Field is Research Associate of the Research Institute for Theology and Religion at the University of South Africa and Academic Coordinator for the Methodist e-Academy, which is a theological education project for Methodist Churches in Europe providing online supplementary education in Methodist Studies for ordination candidates and continuing education for pastors and lay leaders. His PhD is from University of Cape Town, South Africa. Author of many publications, Dr. Field is a lay member of the Evangelisch–methodistische Kirche (United Methodist Church) where he serves on the Commission for Church and Society of the Swiss Annual Conference, and he is a member of the World Methodist Council and a member of the executive committee of the Basel Bible Society.

Grace Under Pressure
Author: Joerg Rieger
Paperback
ISBN: 
9780938162773

Distancing himself from liberals and conservatives but also pointing to the uselessness of a middle way, Rieger explores the theology of grace in situations of human pressure. Following John Wesley in his move to consider the 'works of mercy' as part of the means of grace, the author proposes to us a relational concept of grace that will prosper in dialogue and solidarity with those in distress, the oppressed 'other' who make present the gracious 'Other.' 

Author Information:

Joerg Rieger is Distinguished Professor of Theology at Vanderbilt University. Previously he was the Wendland-Cook Endowed Professor of Constructive Theology at Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University. He received an M.Div. from the Theologische Hochschule Reutlingen, Germany, a Th.M. from Duke Divinity School, and a Ph.D. in religion and ethics from Duke University.

Theology for Ministry
Author: Elaine A. Robinson
Paperback, Ebook
ISBN: 
Paperback: 9780938162407, Ebook: 9780938162414

There is no ministry without theology.

Written from a United Methodist perspective, this introduction begins, as did John Wesley, with scripture and an understanding of Jesus, who embodies ministry with theological integrity. From this starting point author, Elaine Robinson, moves to defining theology and how it developed. From there, Robinson lays out issues of method and language. In the final section, she systemically discusses basic doctrines of faith, including: God, Christ, Holy Spirit, Church, Last Things, and Humanity.

Author Information:

Elaine A. Robinson is Professor of Methodist Studies and Christian Theology at Saint Paul School of Theology.

A Methodist Requiem: Words of Hope and Resurrection for the Church
Author: William B. Lawrence
Paperback
ISBN: 
9780938162469
Ebook
ISBN: 
9780938162476

 “…unrevealed until its season, something God alone can see.”

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William LawrenceWilliam B. Lawrence is Professor of American Church History, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University and Research Fellow, Center for Studies in the Wesleyan Tradition, Duke Divinity School.

No Religion but Social Religion: Liberating Wesleyan Theology book cover
Author: Joerg Rieger With Contributions by Paulo Ayres Mattos, Helmut Renders, and José Carlos de Souza
Paperback
ISBN: 
9781945935169
Ebook
ISBN: 
9781945935176

Grace changes everything. 

This book invites you to rethink core concepts of the Christian faith in the invigorating, life-giving light of grace that has the power to free us and change everything. We all live with the pressures of life, but those at the margins of society struggle mightily. Too many of us, who enjoy some of the privileges of life, are preoccupied with ourselves, our problems, our idiosyncratic view of self and other. We cannot see the possibilities of life that lay beyond us.

Author Information:

Joerg Rieger is Cal Turner Chancellor’s Chair of Wesleyan Studies, Distinguished Professor of Theology at the Divinity School and Graduate Department of Religion, Vanderbilt University. An internationally recognized scholar and activist, he engages in questions of liberation, theology, and economics, addressing the relation of theology to public life. Rieger is the author of many books, including Globalization and Theology; No Rising Tide: Theology, Economics, and the Future; and Christ and Empire: From Paul to Postcolonial Times. A popular speaker, Dr. Rieger travels extensively, lecturing in churches and universities all over the world.

Paulo Ayres Mattosis is President of the Graduate Ecumenical Institute of Religious Science, São Bernardo do Campo, São Paulo, Brazil. 

Helmut Rendersis an elder of the Methodist Church in Brazil; Professor, Graduate Program of Religion; School of Communication Education and Humanities and School of Theology, Methodist University of São Paulo, Brazil. 

José Carlos de Souzais an elder of the Methodist Church in Brazil; Doctor in Religious Science by Methodist University of São Paulo; Professor in School of Theology, Methodist University of São Paulo, Brazil. 

Preaching Methodist Theology & Biblical Truth  Classic Sermons of C. K. Barrett
Author: Edited by Ben Witherington III
Paperback
ISBN: 
9780938162322
Ebook
ISBN: 
9780938162339

Preach so that others will come if only to watch you burn.

In C. K. Barrett, we meet a masterful biblical scholar and gifted preacher who never lost touch with his Wesleyan heritage. In the wake of the discovery of his sermon notebooks, it became immediately apparent to Dr. Ben Witherington that these sermons were of immense value for, not only students of modern Methodism and its homiletics but also for theologians and pastors who want to see how the interweaving of insightful biblical exposition and Wesleyan theology can be done with skill and clarity.  

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Ben Witherington III

Ben Witherington III is an American New Testament scholar. Witherington is Professor of New Testament for Doctoral Studies, Asbury Theological Seminary, in Wilmore, Kentucky; Doctoral Faculty at St. Andrews University, Scotland; and an ordained pastor in The United Methodist Church.

Christian as Minister
Author: Meg Lassiat
Paperback
ISBN: 
9780938162636
Spanish
ISBN: 
9780938162780

An introduction and explanation of the different types of ministry available for people considering God’s call to ministry in The United Methodist Church. This book is required reading for anyone considering the call to licensed or ordained ministry.

The Prophetic Voice
Author: Matthew W. Charlton and M. Kathryn Armistead
Paperback
ISBN: 
9780938162681
Ebook

Hear prophetic voices of campus ministers and college and university chaplains. By speaking in a prophetic way to the issues that impact the lives of college students, this book embraces the possibilities of peace for God's people, which is the ground of human flourishing.

Author Information:

Matthew W. Charlton, PhD is Assistant General Secretary, Collegiate Ministry, General Board of Higher Education and Ministry, The United Methodist Church.

M. Kathryn Armistead, PhD is Publisher, General Board of Higher Education and Ministry, The United Methodist Church.

The Vocation of Theology: Inquiry, Dialogue, Adoration
Author: Editor Rex D. Matthews
Paperback
ISBN: 
9781945935039

What does it mean to be a theologian?