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Major United Methodist Beliefs
Mack B. Stokes
0687082129
November 1998
Hardcover
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A Generous Orthodoxy: Why I Am a Missional, Evangelical, Post/Protestant, Liberal/Conservative, Mystical/Poetic, Biblical, Charismatic/Contemplative, Fundamentalist/Calvinist, Anabaptist/Anglican, Methodist, Catholic, Green, Incarnational, Depressed-yet-Hopeful, Emergent, Unfinished CHRISTIAN
Brian D. McLaren
0310257476
September 1, 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
A confession and manifesto from a senior leader in the emerging church movement—A Generous Orthodoxy calls for a radical, Christ-centered orthodoxy of faith and practice in a missional, generous spirit. Brian McLaren argues for a post-liberal, post-conservative, post-protestant convergence, which will stimulate lively interest and global conversation among thoughtful Christians from all traditions.

In a sweeping exploration of belief, author Brian McLaren takes us across the landscape of faith, envisioning an orthodoxy that aims for Jesus, is driven by love, and is defined by missional intent. A Generous Orthodoxy rediscovers the mysterious and compelling ways that Jesus can be embraced across the entire Christian horizon. Rather than establishing what is and is not "orthodox," McLaren walks through...


Wesley for Armchair Theologians
William J. Abraham
0664226213
Oct 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Written by experts but designed for the novice, the Armchair series provides accurate, concise, and witty overviews of some of the most profound moments and theologians in Christian history. These books are essential supplements for first-time encounters with primary texts, lucid refreshers for scholars and clergy, and enjoyable reads for the theologically curious. Wesley for Armchair Theologians engagingly presents the life and theology of John Wesley (1703-1791), the founder of Methodism. Written by prominent Wesley scholar William ("Billy") Abraham, who aimed to "make Wesley come alive for those who would truly love to become armchair theologians," the book is an excellent, entertaining, and expert guide to the work of this important Christian figure.

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The Sunday Wife
Cassandra King
0786890703
January 2005
Mass Market Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Finely drawn characters and complicated social intrigue make King's second novel (after Making Waves in Zion) a charming read. When Dean Lynchs ambitious preacher husband, Ben, is assigned to a pulpit in the small Florida town of Crystal Springs, Dean is resigned to the prospect of yet another church-owned house and the necessity of putting aside her own beloved music (she plays the piano and the dulcimer) in favor of the congregations choir. Orphaned as a child, the retiring Dean has spent 20 years of marriage in the shadow of her overbearing, charismatic husband, always feeling out of place. But when she befriends Augusta, a wealthy, well-born, caustic beauty whose attendance at the Crystal Springs Methodist Church would be Ben's greatest coup, Dean finds herself coming out of her shell and tangled up in...


Being Methodist in the Bible Belt
F. Belton Joyner
066422685X
Apr 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Written in a humorous, accessible style, this book is an easy-to-understand guide to the kinds of theological questions that many Methodist youth and others are asking today. "Being Methodist in the Bible Belt" will help any Methodist youth, parent, or educator better understand their unique brand of Christianity in light of the understandings of those from the evangelical tradition. With helpful sidebars explaining Methodist history and polity and questions after each chapter for reflection and action, this book is ideal for Christian education courses for youth and adults, new member classes in Methodist churches, as well as personal reading. This is an ideal book for adolescents and young adults and those who nurture them.

About the Author
F. Belton Joyner Jr. is a Methodist...


God Was Here & I Was Out to Lunch
James W. Moore
0687097223
September 2001
Paperback
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Seizing the Moments: Making the Most of Life's Opportunities
James W. Moore
0687015529
March 2001
Paperback
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John and Charles Wesley
John Wesley
0060576510
Sept 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
John and Charles Wesley led the Methodist revival that swept eighteenth-century England and America and changed the face of Christianity forever. Their spirituality synthesized a unique blend of elements from the church fathers, Catholic mystics, and Protestant Reformers. This selection includes John's incisive writings on the spiritual life as well as the famous hymns of Charles, giving vibrant expression to the faith of the Wesleys. "About a quarter before nine, while he was describing the change which God works in the heart through faith in Christ, I felt my heart strangely warmed. I felt I did trust in Christ, Christ alone for salvation; and an assurance was given me that he had taken away my sins, even mine, and saved me from the law of sin and death." -- John Wesley  


Methodist Doctrine: The Essentials
Ted A. Campbell
0687034752
April 1999
Paperback
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Questions and Answers about the United Methodist Church
Tom McAnally
0687016703
May 1995
Paperback
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Sistema de Gobiemo Practica y Mision de La Iglesia Methodista Unida
Thomas Edward Frank
0687050219
May 2002
(Paperback) - Spanish
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Language Notes
Text: Spanish (translation)
Original Language: English


Songs of Zion
James T. Campbell
0195078926
Sept 1995
Hardcover
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Book Description
This is a study of the transplantation of a creed devised by and for African Americans--the African Methodist Episcopal Church--that was appropriated and transformed in a variety of South African contexts. Focusing on a transatlantic institution like the African Methodist Episcopal Church, the
book studies the complex human and intellectual traffic that has bound African American and South African experience. It explores the development and growth of the African Methodist Episcopal Church both in South Africa and America, and the interaction between the two churches. This is a highly
innovative work of comparative and religious history. Its linking of the United States and African black religious experiences is unique and makes it appealing to readers interested in religious history and black experience in both...


The Short Day Dying
Peter Hobbs
0156032414
March 20, 2006
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Spiritual rumination and magnificent descriptions of nature drive Hobbs's inventively written debut, a character study that credibly evokes the colloquial rhythms of its time. Over the course of the year 1870, 27-year-old Charles Wenmoth, an apprentice blacksmith and Methodist lay preacher, thoughtfully records his lonely existence in Cornwall, England. Under the "drab unblemished skin of cloud," the Industrial Revolution has caused local farmers to abandon their land, their faith and their families in search of more lucrative work in the mines or abroad. Charles mourns the loss of these worshippers but finds strength in his faith and its manifestations in the earthly world. He also finds an Edenic calm in his frequent visits to blind, dying Harriet French. Their conversations renew Charles's belief in himself as...


Meet the Methodists: An Introduction to the United Methodist Church
Charles Livingstone Allen
0687082323
January 1998
Paperback
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The Sunday Wife
Cassandra King
0641577524

Hardcover
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This Holy Mystery: A United Methodist Understanding of Holy Communion
Gayle Carlton Felton
088177457X
March 30, 2006
Paperback
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Methodism & the Southern Mind 1770-1810
Cynthia Lynn Lyerly
0195114299
Feb 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
This book looks at the role of Methodism in the Revolutionary and early national South. When the Methodists first arrived in the South, Lyerly argues, they were critics of the social order. By advocating values traditionally deemed "feminine," treating white women and African Americans with
considerable equality, and preaching against wealth and slavery, Methodism challenged Southern secular mores. For this reason, Methodism evoked sustained opposition, especially from elite white men. Lyerly analyzes the public denunciations, domestic assaults on Methodist women and children, and mob
violence against black Methodists. These attacks, Lyerly argues, served to bind Methodists more closely to one another; they were sustained by the belief that suffering was salutary and that persecution was a mark of true faith. ...


American Methodist Worship
Karen B. Westerfield Tucker
019512698X
Mar 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
This book offers a comprehensive examination of Methodist practice, tracing its evolution from the earliest days up to the present. Using liturgical texts as well as written accounts in popular and private sources, Karen Westerfield Tucker investigates the various rites and seasons of worship
in Methodism and examines them in relation to American society.


Confronting the Controversies: Biblical Perspectives on Tough Issues
Adam Hamilton
0687346002
January 2005
Hardcover
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Robin W. Lovin, Dean- Perkins School of Theology
This is the sort of solid guidance on hard questions that Christians ought to expect from their pastors and churches. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Joseph L. Allen, Professor Emeritus of Ethics- Perkins School of Theology
Adam Hamilton's Confronting the Controversies is valuable for pastors, laity, and teachers. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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John Wesley (Library of Protestant Thought)
John Wesley, A. C. Outler
0195028104
November 13, 1980
Paperback
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Book Description
A major figure in eighteenth-century Christianity, John Wesley sought to combine the essential elements of the Catholic and Evangelical traditions and to restore to the laity a vital role in church life. He began one of the most dynamic movements in the history of modern Protestantism, a movement which eventually produced the Methodist churches. This volume offers a representative selection of theological writings by Wesley and includes historically oriented introductions and footnotes which indicate Wesley's Anglican, patristic, and biblical sources.


Resident Aliens: Life in the Christian Colony-A Provacitive Christian Assessment of Culture and Ministry for People Who Know That Something is Wrong
Stanley Hauerwas
0687361591
January 1989
Paperback
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Download Description
In this bold and visionary ebook, two leading Christian thinkers explore the "alien" status of Christians in today's world, and offer a compelling new vision of how the Christian church can regain its vitality, battle its malaise, reclaim its capacity to nourish souls, and stand firmly against the illusions, pretensions, and eroding values of today's world. Hauerwas and Willimon call for a radical new understanding of the church. By renouncing the emphasis on personal psychological categories, they offer a vision of the church as a colony, a holy nation, a peole, a family standing for sharply focused values in a devalued world. --This text refers to the Digital edition.


The Sermons of Charles Wesley
Kenneth G. C. Newport
0198269498
Nov 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
This book brings to publication all of the famous hymn-writer Charles Wesley's sermon material. Included are four substantial introductory chapters which place Charles Wesley's preaching in the context of early Methodism and the eighteenth century more generally. Annotations on the texts
themselves are substantially text-critical and include discussion of Charles's use of Byrom's shorthand, the script in which a significant portion of the material is written. Other notes include an attempt to trace Charles's use of sources, specifically the Bible, the Homilies, and the Book of
Common Prayer.


The Top Ten List for Christians: Priorities for Faithful Living
James W. Moore
0687975700
March 1999
Paperback
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John Wesley: A Biography
Stephen Tomkins
0802824994
August 2003
Paperback
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From Booklist
The tricentenary of the birth of Methodism's founder could bring no finer introduction to his life and work than Tomkins' synthetic biography. Drawing upon the best previous biographies, Wesley's letters and published journal, and the writings of Wesley's closest associates, Tomkins presents a keenly engaging portrait of a great man full of contradictoriness. Wesley (1703-91) insisted he was loyal to the Church of England yet consented to his followers setting up establishments and engaging in practices that flouted Anglican authority. Perhaps he just didn't see himself as a leader, in which case it is odd that Methodism was legally a sole proprietorship for most of his life; there were frequent general conferences, but Wesley held the purse strings and organizational reins. He was no hypocrite, especially about money; he...


Peter Cartwright, Legendary Frontier Preacher
Robert Bray
0252029860
Aug 2005
Hardcover
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Attitude Is Your Paintbrush: It Colors Every Situation
James W. Moore
0687076706
March 1998
Paperback
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The Sunday Wife
Cassandra King
0786890444
July 2003
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Finely drawn characters and complicated social intrigue make King's second novel (after Making Waves in Zion) a charming read. When Dean Lynchs ambitious preacher husband, Ben, is assigned to a pulpit in the small Florida town of Crystal Springs, Dean is resigned to the prospect of yet another church-owned house and the necessity of putting aside her own beloved music (she plays the piano and the dulcimer) in favor of the congregations choir. Orphaned as a child, the retiring Dean has spent 20 years of marriage in the shadow of her overbearing, charismatic husband, always feeling out of place. But when she befriends Augusta, a wealthy, well-born, caustic beauty whose attendance at the Crystal Springs Methodist Church would be Ben's greatest coup, Dean finds herself coming out of her shell and tangled up in...


Speak Up for Just War or Pacifism
Paul Ramsey
0271006390
Jan 1988
Paperback
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