United Methodist Scholars Writing from Their Global Contexts
The United Methodist Church continues to live into its global nature, and this book, written by scholars from their own contexts, helps develop deeper global sensibilities as it tells the stories of Annual Conferences throughout the world. This edited volume shares the insights of those teaching and learning about the origins, development, and contemporary expressions of United Methodism.
Contributors: Pablo Andiñach, Daniel Bruno, Chan-Hie Kim, Amos Nascimento, Sergei Nikolaev, M. Fulgence Nyengele, Luther Oconer, Elaine A. Robinson, Ulrike Schuler, Júlio André Vilanculos
Praise for Global United Methodism
“A welcome and valuable addition full of instructive stories, this book is abundantly documented, from Russia to Mozambique, from Korea to Argentina, raising essential questions about a fundamental issue for Christians today: what it means to be a World Church, and how we can function as such.”
—Andrew Walls, Honorary Professor in the University of Edinburgh and Professor of the History of Mission at Liverpool Hope University, and Professor in the Akrofi-Christaller Institute for Theology, Mission and Culture, Akropong, Ghana
“As United Methodists seek to live into the reality of being a global denomination, it is critical that we expand our historical knowledge and broaden our scholarly vision to incorporate more stories of Methodists from outside the United States. This book serves as an invaluable resource in doing so.”
—David W. Scott,Director of Mission Theology at Global Ministries and blogmaster of UM & Global
Elaine A. Robinsonis Professor of Methodist Studies and Christian Theology at Saint Paul School of Theology.
Amos Nascimentois Associate General Secretary for Global Education and New Initiatives of the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry, The United Methodist Church.