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

Author Information:

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.

I Was in Prison
Author: James M. Shopshire, Mark C. Hicks, and Richmond Stoglin
Paperback
ISBN: 
9780938162896

United Methodists have a rich history of involvement in prison ministry and criminal justice work. Yet today, precisely at a time when incarceration is reaching unprecedented levels in the United States, prison ministry in The United Methodist Church is fragmented and badly in need of a fresh vision. I Was In Prison seeks to address this need.

Intersection cover
Author: Mark E. Hanshaw & Timothy S. Moore, General Editors
Paperback
ISBN: 
9781945935206
Ebook
ISBN: 
9781945935213

Preparing Leaders for an Interfaith World

Colleges strive to educate students for leadership in communities, businesses, churches, governments, and the academy, and they must also prepare them for an increasingly religiously pluralistic world by offering opportunities for interfaith cooperation.

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Contributors: Kent Andersen, Wesley Ariarajah, Eva Semien Baham, Gladys Childs, Nathan Eric Dickman, Hans Gustafson, Dennis Hall, Mark E. Hanshaw, Timothy S. Moore, Eboo Patel, Chad Pevateaux, Nicholas Rademacher, Carolyn Roncolato, Jikyo Shoultz, John Tures, Aaron R. Twitchell, Diane Wiener.

Mark E. Hanshaw is Associate General Secretary of the Division of Higher Education, The United Methodist Church.

Timothy S. Moore is Director of Donor Development for Union Presbyterian Seminary in Charlotte, North Carolina. 

Introduction to Christian Faith
Author: Neal F. Fisher
Paperback
ISBN: 
9780938162421
Ebook
ISBN: 
9780938162438

God is when everything else is not. What shall we do if God is not our friend?

Looking for God is intensely personal and yielding to God is often surprising. Fisher says, “Confronting the genuine joys we experience and the agony and sorrows we endure, we reach out to connect our lives with a source of meaning, an object of devotion that will anchor our lives in something more lasting than ourselves.” The Good News is that God is there for us even before we seek God, because God loves us.

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Neal F. Fisher is Senior Scholar in Theology and President Emeritus of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary.  An elder in The United Methodist Church, he has served as Associate Dean at Boston University School of Theology. A prolific author, his book The Parables of Jesus: Glimpses of God’s Reign is used in churches nationwide. Dr. Fisher is also a popular preacher and speaker.

Introduction to Christian Worship Grammar, Theology, & Practice
Author: Steven D. Bruns
Paperback
ISBN: 
9781945935404
eBook
ISBN: 
9781945935411

The who, what, when, where, why, and how of worship

Preaching, fellowship, sacraments, and prayer continue to serve as the model of worship. The forms have changed, but these four elements, worship’s basic grammar, remain constant despite the richly diverse practices of Christian communities.

Author Information:

Steven D. Brunsis Chair of Ministry and Theology Department at Central Christian College of Kansas. 

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.

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

Meeting God at the Boundaries
Author: Lucia Ann McSpadden
Paperback
ISBN: 
9780938162193

Lucia Ann McSpadden offered a penetrating analysis of the struggles as well as the joys and opportunities experienced by persons engaged in cross-cultural-cross-racial ministry in The United Methodist Church. Soon after the book was published, it became apparent that a volume was needed that would offer the various individuals and groups involved in this ministry hands-on, practical understanding, skills, and competencies for serving in cross-cultural-cross-racial ministry. Meeting God at the Boundaries: A Manual for Church Leaders fills that need.

Mentoring into Vocation
Author: Mark A. Fowler
Paperback
ISBN: 
9780938162735

Designed as a companion to mentors and those training mentors, Mentoring into Vocation offers a comprehensive framework for guiding persons into ordained or lay vocations. Written specifically from the perspective of United Methodist polity and theology, the book provides leaders in annual conferences charged with oversight of candidacy and clergy mentoring programs with theological grounding, touchstones along the mentoring journey, and a spiritual and theological focus for their work. The book is also an excellent resource for mentoring laity into their vocations in the world.

Methodist Connectionalism
Author: Russell E. Richey
Paperback
ISBN: 
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.