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Trans (Wesleyan Poetry Series)


Trans (Wesleyan Poetry Series) by Hilda Raz
ISBN: 0819565040 | PDF | 12.6 MB | 108 pages | Wesleyan; 1st edition (October 17, 2001)

This elegant and moving collection grew out of Hilda Raz’s experience with her son’s journey to a transgender identity. Born Sarah, now Aaron, Raz’s child has had a profound impact on her understanding of what it means to be a family, to be whole, and to know oneself. The collection moves between past and present, allowing Raz to reflect on her own childhood, and on her experience with Read more…

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‘Heart Religion’ in the Methodist Tradition and Related Movements (Pietist and Wesleyan Studies)


‘Heart Religion’ in the Methodist Tradition and Related Movements (Pietist and Wesleyan Studies) by Richard B. Steele and Don E. Saliers
ISBN: 081084057X | PDF | 9.5 MB | 376 pages | Scarecrow Press (July 17, 2001)

This resource displays the variety of ways in which the Wesleys’ concept of ‘the religion of the heart’ (that is, the affective dimension of Christian faith) has been understood and embodied in the Methodist tradition. The author then offers some practical suggestions on how a livelier piety, a more deeply felt faith, can be fostered in local congregations, without leading into anti-inte Read more…

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‘Live While You Preach’: The Autobiography of Methodist Revivalist and Abolitionist John Wesley Redfield (1810-1863) (Pietist and Wesleyan Studies)


‘Live While You Preach’: The Autobiography of Methodist Revivalist and Abolitionist John Wesley Redfield (1810-1863) (Pietist and Wesleyan Studies) by Howard A. Snyder
ISBN: 0810852802 | PDF | 13.22 MB | 450 pages | Scarecrow Press (April 27, 2006)

John Wesley Redfield (1810-1863), controversial “lay” evangelist in the Methodist Episcopal and later Free Methodist churches, was the cofounder of the Free Methodist Church and in the 1840s and 50s had a broad ministry in the M.E. Church and beyond. An outspoken abolitionist, Redfield was controversial among Methodist leaders and in the M.E. press as his revivals typically were marked b Read more…

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Making Disciples: Faith Formation in the Wesleyan Tradition


Making Disciples: Faith Formation in the Wesleyan Tradition by Sondra Higgins Matthaei
ISBN: 0687024757 | PDF | 6.26 MB | 220 pages | Abingdon Press (November 1, 2000)

How is it that we come to know ourselves as Christians? What were the elements of John Wesley’s work that contributed to spiritual formation for a Christian life, and how did these elements interrelate? Focusing on matters of formation and transformation in faith, Sondra Matthaei answers such questions in light of early Methodist practices of formation. Through research and dialog Read more…

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Devotional Life in the Wesleyan Tradition


Devotional Life in the Wesleyan Tradition by Steve Harper
ISBN: 0835804674 | PDF | 12.12 MB | | Upper Room Books (October 1983)

This workbook describes major features in John Wesley’s devotional life, and it illustrates how you can apply his ministry to your own life. Structured around Wesley’s “”Means of Grace,”" the seven-week study workbook covers among other topics prayer, scripture, the Lord’s Supper, and fasting. Developed for individual or group study, the workbook also offers suggestions for organizing a Read more…

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Wesleyan Theology and Social Science: The Dance of Practical Divinity and Discovery


Wesleyan Theology and Social Science: The Dance of Practical Divinity and Discovery by M. Kathryn Armistead Brad D. Strawn and Ronald W. Wright
ISBN: 1443817333 | PDF | 10.28 MB | 203 pages | Cambridge Scholars Publishing (February 1, 2010)

Science and religion are living, organic, and creative traditions. Both see humans as profoundly interconnected and in some way responsible for our environs. This worldview is especially true for social science and Wesleyan religious tradition. While the dance between science and religion will always be complex, it can also be enjoyable and mutually satisfying. However when couples dance Read more…

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Devotional Life in the Wesleyan Tradition: A Workbook (Pathways in Spiritual Growth-Resources for Congregations and Leadership)


Devotional Life in the Wesleyan Tradition: A Workbook (Pathways in Spiritual Growth-Resources for Congregations and Leadership) by Steve Harper
ISBN: 0835807401 | PDF | 8.13 MB | | Upper Room (June 1, 1998)

This workbook describes major features in John Wesley’s devotional life, and it illustrates how you can apply his ministry to your own life. Structured around Wesley’s “”Means of Grace,”" the seven-week study workbook covers among other topics prayer, scripture, the Lord’s Supper, and fasting. Developed for individual or group study, the workbook also offers suggestions for organizing a Read more…

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German Radical Pietism (Pietist and Wesleyan Studies)


German Radical Pietism (Pietist and Wesleyan Studies) by Hans Schneider and Gerald MacDonald
ISBN: 0810859831 | PDF | 9.12 MB | 270 pages | Scarecrow Press (June 29, 2007)

Pietism is increasingly recognized as the most important movement in Protestant Christianity since the Reformation of the sixteenth century. Simply put, early Protestant reformers were concerned with reforming the doctrine and beliefs of Christians whereas the Pietiest leaders were concerned with reforming the lives and behavior of Christians. This, coupled with other disagreements, led Read more…

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The Rise of the Korean Holiness Church in Relation to the American Holiness Movement: Wesley’s ‘Scriptural Holiness’ and the ‘Fourfold Gospel’ (Pietist and Wesleyan Studies)


The Rise of the Korean Holiness Church in Relation to the American Holiness Movement: Wesley’s ‘Scriptural Holiness’ and the ‘Fourfold Gospel’ (Pietist and Wesleyan Studies) by Meesaeng Lee Choi
ISBN: 0810858169 | PDF | 9.26 MB | 176 pages | Scarecrow Press (February 5, 2008)

The Korean Holiness Church originated as an evangelical holiness movement through indigenous work and the American holiness mission. From its inception, the Korean Holiness Church believed that its primary task was not only to promote “scriptural holiness,” as John Wesley and primitive Methodism had preached, but also to preach the “fourfold gospel,” which may be summarized as regenerati Read more…

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The Prevenient Piety of Samuel Wesley, Sr. (Pietist and Wesleyan Studies)


The Prevenient Piety of Samuel Wesley, Sr. (Pietist and Wesleyan Studies) by Arthur Alan Torpy
ISBN: 0810860589 | PDF | 6.11 MB | 186 pages | Scarecrow Press (October 26, 2009)

For the better part of two centuries, Wesley scholars have been given a picture of the family of John Wesley that focuses positively upon the relationships of John and his brother Charles and his mother Susanna. What has come down to us about John Wesley’s father—Samuel Wesley, Sr.—is a mixture of good and bad character traits, mostly seemingly inconsequential with respect Read more…

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