April 2012 The Methodist Review Newsletter Now Available

Posted by David McEwan | Uncategorized | Monday 30 April 2012 8:28 am

Readers:\r\n\r\nThe April 2012 issue of The Methodist Review Newsletter has just been published and is now ready for reading at http://www.methodistreview.org.   Thanks for your continuing interest in our work.\r\n\r\nMethodist Review, Vol 4 (2012)    Table of Contents\r\n\r\nhttps://www.methodistreview.org/index.php/mr/issue/view/10\r\n\r\n‘That They All Might Be One’: John R. Mott’s Contributions to Methodism, Interreligious Dialogue, and Racial Reconciliation (1-30)   Benjamin L. Hartley\r\n\r\nJohn Wesley’s Rebuke to the Rebels of British America: Revisiting the ‘Calm Address’ (31-55)    Glen O’Brien\r\n\r\nNewsletters\r\n\r\nThe Methodist Review Newsletter (January 2012)\r\n\r\nThe Methodist Review Newsletter (April 2012)\r\n\r\nRex D. Matthews\r\n\r\nManaging Editor, Methodist Review http://www.methodistreview.org

Ministry Matters Electronic Resources Website

Posted by David McEwan | Uncategorized | Thursday 26 April 2012 8:16 am

Abingdon Press has announced the formal launch of its electronic resources website, Ministry Matters, www.ministrymatters.com. The website offers a wealth of resources for pastors, church leaders, and students, making available over 50,000 pages of quality Bible reference, theology, preaching, teaching, andworship tools to enhance scholarship and ministry including: The New Interpreter’s Bible, The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, The Handbook of Denominations in the United States (12th Edition), The Abingdon Old Testament and New Testament Commentaries series, the Interpreting Biblical Texts series, the Dictionary of Pastoral Care and Counseling, and much more, including more than 50 bonus ebooks in the new “My Library” section.\r\n\r\nOf particular importance to Wesleyan and Methodist scholars is the fact that the content of the following volumes of The Bicentennial Edition of the Works of John Wesley is now available in digital form to Ministry Matters subscribers:\r\n\r\n• The Sermons (Vols. 1–4)\r\n\r\n• A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the People Called Methodists (Vol. 7)\r\n\r\n• The Journals & Diaries (Vols. 18–24)\r\n\r\nIn addition, the full content of the 14-volume Jacksonedition of Wesley’s Works appears to be accessible though the search function of the site, though this is not at present indicated in the table of contents, which mentions only the volumes from the Bicentennial Edition noted above.\r\n\r\nPremium access subscriptions to Ministry Matters are available to individuals for the regular price of $14.99 per month or $149.00 annually.  An introductory price of $99.00 per year is available for a limited time. A special rate of $69.00 per year is available to college, university, and seminary students, and to participants in the United Methodist Course of Study. Just click the “Student Subscription” tab on the sign-up page and use your *.edu email address to verify your student status.\r\n\r\nThose who are training for ministry but do not have an *.edu email address, including Course of Study School students, may request the special student subscription rate by sending an email message to subscriptions@ministrymatters.com. The special student subscription includes all the resources of the regular premium access subscription at a rate that recognizes the sacrifices made by those who are preparing for a career in ministry.\r\n\r\nSpecial pricing is also available for libraries, churches, and other groups wishing to subscribe for ten or more individuals, enablingthem to make the resources of Ministry Matters available to their members at a discount of up to 65%. For educational institutions this would include currently enrolled students andactive faculty and staff members. Rates are based on the number of log-in IDs that an organization needs:\r\n\r\nInstitutional Subscription Rates\r\n\r\nUp to . . .                      Annual rate\r\n\r\n10 users                     $1,000\r\n\r\n25 users                     $2,100\r\n\r\n50 users                     $3,400\r\n\r\n100 users                   $5,200\r\n\r\n100 plus                     $5,900\r\n\r\nContact subscriptions@ministrymatters.com with any questions about student or institutional subscription pricing. Forfurther information visit the Ministry Matters website: www.ministrymatters.com.

New Charles Wesley Resources

Posted by David McEwan | Uncategorized | Friday 20 April 2012 8:35 am

Friends,\r\n\r\nThe Center for Studies in the Wesleyan Tradition, at the Divinity School, Duke University, would like to announce some important additions to our website to support study of Charles Wesley.\r\n\r\nFirst, we have just added a register that compiles all known records of Charles Wesley’s preaching, noting the text on which he preached whenever this is indicated. The sites for his preaching are also identified.\r\n\r\nhttp://www.divinity.duke.edu/initiatives-centers/cswt/research-resources/cw-register\r\n\r\nSecond, we have now posted the last transcription of all known verse that Charles Wesley left in manuscript at his death. The full set is now available here:\r\n\r\nhttp://www.divinity.duke.edu/initiatives-centers/cswt/wesley-texts/manuscript-verse\r\n\r\nWe have also updated our transcriptions of all verse that Charles Wesley published during his lifetime, indicating in footnotes all manuscript predecessors for his published poetry. See:\r\n\r\nhttp://www.divinity.duke.edu/initiatives-centers/cswt/wesley-texts/charles-wesley\r\n\r\nThe combined resources on these two web pages make available for the first time in one location a complete set of all known Charles Wesley verse. We have placed on each page a button for downloading the complete set of texts in a zipped file. By downloading both sets in a single folder, you will be able to do word searches on the full corpus (using a proper search tool as described in the set).\r\n\r\nFinally, Wesley scholars will want to browse the other indices and bibliographical guides posted on our page of “Wesley Studies Resources.”\r\n\r\nGrace and peace,\r\n\r\nRandy L. Maddox, Ph.D., William Kellon Quick Professor of Wesleyan and Methodist Studies, Divinity School, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708. rmaddox@div.duke.edu

Wesley and Methodist Studies, volume 4

Posted by David McEwan | Uncategorized | Tuesday 10 April 2012 12:21 pm

Dear Friends of the Manchester Wesley Research Centre:\r\n\r\nThe fourth volume of our annual series has now been published. I have listed the main contents of the volume below. Subscriptions or copies can be obtained via the WMS or Clement publishing websites (http://www.mwrc.ac.uk/wesley-and-methodist-studies/ or http://www.clementspublishing.com/sales/catalog/index.php?cPath=13_14 ).\r\n\r\nGeordan Hammond, Ph.D.\r\nDirector, Manchester Wesley Research Centre\r\nCo-editor, Wesley and Methodist Studies\r\nwww.mwrc.ac.uk\r\n

CONTENTS

\r\n1. William White, John Wesley, and the ‘Sheep without a Shepherd’: Towards a New Understanding of Wesley’s Ecclesiology.  JOSEPH WOOD (3)\r\n\r\n2. From Smouldering Fires to Revitalizing Showers: A Historiographical Overview of Revivalism in Nineteenth-Century New York.  RACHEL COPE (25)\r\n\r\n3. ‘Not Radically a Dissenter’: Samuel Leigh in the Colony of New South Wales.   GLEN O’BRIEN (51)\r\n\r\n4.The Bible and the Sword: John Thomas and the Tongan Civil War of 1837.  MARTIN DALY (71)\r\n\r\n5. The World Council of Churches’ Programme to Combat Racism and Irish Methodist Mission.  NORMAN TAGGART (91)\r\n\r\nPapers from the 2010 American Academy of Religion Session on ‘New Horizons and Frontiers: Evangelical Preachers and Preaching’\r\n\r\nIntroduction to AAR Papers.  D. R. WILSON (113)\r\n\r\nThe Reverend Thomas Pennock, Wesleyan Methodist Missionary in Nineteenth-Century Jamaica: A Case Study of Acculturation, Enculturation, or Something Else?  SHARON GRANT (117)\r\n\r\nReclaiming Montanans: The Evangelistic Endeavours of Brother Van.  MARK R. TEASDALE (129)\r\n\r\nW. E. Sangster and Doctrinal Preaching.  ANDREW J. CHEATLE (141)\r\n\r\n