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Author: Mark E. Hanshaw & Timothy S. Moore, General Editors
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ISBN: 
9781945935206
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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.

Theology for Ministry
Author: Elaine A. Robinson
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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
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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
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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
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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.

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.

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

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
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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.

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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. 

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