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A Methodist Requiem: Words of Hope and Resurrection for the Church
Author: William B. Lawrence
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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.

Missio Dei and the United States: Toward a Faithful United Methodist Witness
Author: Group of Contributors
Paperback
ISBN: 
978-1-945935-37-4

Join the movement and go make disciples in an ever-changing world.

The United States continues to experience change in ways that are increasingly rapid and drastic.

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Contributors: Peter J. Bellini, Paul W. Chilcote, Kenneth J. Collins, Timothy R. Eberhart, Thomas W. Elliott Jr., Robert Allan Hill, Robert Hunt, Arun W. Jones, M. Fulgence Nyengele, Luther Oconer, Hendrik R. Pieterse, Joerg Rieger, Elaine A. Robinson, David W. Scott, Mark R. Teasdale, Anne E. Streaty Wimberly, Edward P. Wimberly, Philip Wingeier-Rayo

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

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.

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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. 

Ordained Ministry in the United Methodist Church
Author: William B. Lawrence
Paperback
ISBN: 
9780938162698

Author Dr. William B. Lawrence gives us a gift in this history of ordination in the Methodist tradition. From our beginnings, ordination has always been about the community. The community confirms one's call, helps him/her make decisions about preparation for ministry, and shares in the supervision and ongoing evaluation of the ordained. Ordination is a communal affirmation for the common good. Dr. Lawrence challenges us to look outside the church to the needs of the whole world as we make decisions about who will be ordained and how they will live out ordination.

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

Quick and Easy Guide to United Methodist Polity cover
Author: Anne L. Burkholder and Thomas W. Elliott Jr.
Paperback
ISBN: 
9781945935121
Ebook
ISBN: 
9781945935138

A convenient, reliable guide to your polity questions

250+ entries, containing:

an important quote from John Wesley or other notable Methodists;
a definition and how the entry relates to pastors and leaders;
brief notes on historical/theological roots;
related Discipline paragraph numbers;
other essentials.

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Anne L. Burkholder is Associate Dean of Methodist Studies and Professor in the Practice of Ecclesiology at Candler School of Theology, Emory University.

Thomas W. Elliott Jr. is Assistant Professor in the Practice of Practical Theology, Director of Contextual Education II, Teaching Parish, and Ministry Internships at Candler School of Theology, Emory University.

Raising Hope book cover
Author: Anne E. Streaty Wimberly and Sarah Frances Farmer
Paperback, Ebook
ISBN: 
9780938162346, 9780938162353

Move to courageous hope in action.

This book gives tried-and-true methods to effectively reach out to Black youth and motivate them to make healthier choices that promise positive outcomes. The authors offer: 1) a narrative orientation that links real life with Christian faith supports and helps youth ask the right questions; 2) an artistic method that provides a cathartic space where youth can express themselves through poetry, music, and visual arts; 3) a curricular approach that centers specifically on conflict resolution; and 4) exposure to new possibilities.

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Anne E. Streaty Wimberly, Professor Emerita of Christian Education at the Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC), currently serves as Executive Director of the Youth Hope-Builders Academy at ITC and is founder and coordinator of the Annual Youth and Family Convocation.

Sarah Frances Farmer is an associate research scholar and lecturer at Yale Divinity School and helps direct the Adolescent Faith and Flourishing Program at Yale Center for Faith and Culture.

Sermones de Juan Wesley Tomo 1
Author: John Wesley
Paperback
ISBN: 
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.