Readers: The October 2013 issue of The Methodist Review Newsletter has just been published. This newsletter is ready for reading at http://www.methodistreview.org. Rex D. Matthews Managing Editor, Methodist Review
Dr. Glen O’Brien, one of our Research Fellows, has just had published Christian Worship: A Theological and Historical Introduction (Melbourne: Unting Academic Press, 2013). The book is designed for use as a text book and is available from Mosaic Resources on their website: https://mosaicresources.com.au/titles/9781743241059\r\n\r\nIf you are in Sydney you would be very welcome at the Book Launch to be held at Booth College Library at 3pm Monday 23 September. Associate Professor Gerard Moore of Charles Sturt University will give an address and their will be refreshments and copies of the book for sale. A Melbourne book launch will also take place sometime in October.
Dear Friends of the Manchester Wesley Research Centre:\r\n\r\nThis message is primarily to inform you of two calls for papers:\r\n\r\n‘George Whitefield at 300’ Conference (June 2014)\r\n\r\nProposals for short papers of 20-30 minutes are being accepted until 1 September 2013. Registration for attending the conference is also now open. Details are available on the conference website at: http://www.mwrc.ac.uk/whitefield-conference/\r\n\r\nThe Oxford-Manchester Methodist Studies Seminars \r\n\r\nThe second 2013 seminar will be in Manchester on Saturday 30 November. The deadline for submitting paper proposals is 15 September. For details visit: http://www.mwrc.ac.uk/methodist-studies-seminars/\r\n\r\nOther News \r\n\r\nOur friends in Australia thought you’d like to know that Uniting Academic Press has recently published Sean Winter (ed.), Immense, Unfathomed, Unconfined: The Grace of God in Church and Community. Essays in Honour of Norman Young. The 25 essays in the book are divided into sections on The Biblical Witness to the Grace of God, Theological Perspectives on the Grace of God, The Grace of God in the Methodist Tradition, The Grace of God and the Life of Grace, and The Life of Grace: Personal Reflections.\r\n\r\nYours,\r\n\r\nGeordan Hammond, Ph.D.\r\n\r\nDirector, Manchester Wesley Research Centre, www.mwrc.ac.uk\r\n\r\n
Readers:\r\n\r\nThe July 2013 issue of The Methodist Review Newsletter has just been published. It is is now ready for reading at http://www.methodistreview.org.\r\n\r\nThe Methodist Review Newsletter is a quarterly electronic newsletter intended for all those who are interested in the world of Wesleyan and Methodist scholarship. The newsletter is a free supplemental service of Methodist Review, an open access, peer-reviewed electronic journal which publishes scholarly articles in all areas and eras of Wesleyan and Methodist studies. Subscribers to the journal will receive the newsletter free of charge four times a year (January, April, July, and October). Subscription information is provided at the end of the newsletter, which is organized into the following sections:\r\n\r\n• Section 1: Scholarly Society News—matters related to the work of scholarly societies and organizations in the area of Wesleyan and Methodist Studies.\r\n\r\n• Section 2: Other Academic Events—lectures, meetings, conferences, symposia, etc., focused on or closely related to the wider world of Wesleyan and Methodist studies.\r\n\r\n• Section 3: Scholarly Opportunities—fellow ships, seminars, institutes, academic exchange programs, awards and prizes, etc., in the area of Wesleyan and Methodist studies.\r\n\r\n• Section 4: Recent Publications—scholarly monographs, collections of essays, reference works, etc., in the area of Wesleyan and Methodist studies.\r\n\r\n• Section 5: Other Scholarly Resources—libraries, journals, websites, and other resources likely to be of interest to Wesleyan and Methodist scholars.\r\n\r\n• Section 6: Positions and Personalia—announcements about college or seminary faculty or staff positions and news about people in the world of Wesleyan and Methodist studies.\r\n\r\n____________________________\r\n\r\nRex D. Matthews, Managing Editor, Methodist Review\r\n\r\nhttp://www.methodistreview.org
Methodist Review has just published a new article in its latest issue:\r\n\r\nAndrew Denton, ” ‘Romish’ Revivalism: Methodism, the New Measures, and Evangelical Popery in Antebellum America”\r\n\r\nAbstract\r\n\r\nOpponents of revival-style evangelism in antebellum America commonly drew comparisons between revivalists and “papists.” While allegations of “popery” were issued quite promiscuously during this era, anti-revival Protestants such as John Williamson Nevin employed such rhetoric in a more than casually provocative manner, seeking to demonstrate a true resemblance between the purported deficiencies of Roman Catholicism and the modes of religious awakening promoted by Methodists and “new measures men” like Charles Finney, among others. This essay looks briefly at transatlantic eighteenth-century precedents for associating “enthusiasts” with “papists.” It then examines the manner in which nineteenth-century critics in the United States maintained this association, finding Methodists and other revivalists to be suspiciously “popish” in the irrationality of their piety, the ceremonialism of their worship, the Pelagian bent of their theology, and the authoritarian structure of their church and charitable organizations.\r\n\r\nThis article is ready for reading at http://www.methodistreview.org.\r\n\r\nThanks for your continuing interest in our work.\r\n\r\nRex D. Matthews, Managing Editor, Methodist Review
Readers:\r\n\r\nThe April 2013 issue of The Methodist Review Newsletter has just been published. It is is now eady for reading at http://www.methodistreview.org. The table of contents of the current issue pf the journal (Vol. 5, 2013) is given below. We hope that you find the newsletter to be useful. Thanks for your continuing interest in our work.\r\n\r\nMethodist Review Vol 5 (2013) Table of Contents\r\n\r\nhttps://www.methodistreview.org/index.php/mr/issue/view/12\r\n\r\n——–\r\n\r\nA Worldwide United Methodist Church? Soundings toward a Connectional Theological Imagination (1-23), Hendrik R. Pieterse\r\n\r\n“To Reconcile Us to His Father”: A Unique Translation of the Second Article of Religion of the Methodist Church in Brazil and Three Other Lusophone Countries (25-51), Helmut Renders\r\n\r\nNewsletters\r\n\r\n——–\r\n\r\nThe Methodist Review Newsletter (January 2013)\r\n\r\nThe Methodist Review Newsletter (April 2013)\r\n\r\n____________________________\r\n\r\nRex D. Matthews, Managing Editor, Methodist Review\r\n\r\nhttp://www.methodistreview.org
We extend our congratulations to one of our members, Matthew Seaman, for an article that has been published in the latest edition of the Wesleyan Theological Journal (48:1, Spring 2013), 135-48. Matthew is an MPhil candidate at the University of Queensland, and the article is entitled “Dark Green Religion and the Wesleyan Tradition: Harmony and Dissonance.” A portion of the article was reworked from his presentation at the ACWR conference in 2011 and published in Aldersgate Papers that same year.
Dear Friends:\r\n\r\nThis is message contains news about the Manchester Wesley Research Centre and information about upcoming events.\r\n\r\nSummer 2013 MWRC Visiting Fellows\r\n\r\nDr Jon Kulaga, Provost at Asbury University, has been appointed as the 2013 MWRC Visiting Fellow. Dr Kulaga will be working on a project titled: ‘John Wesley’s Leadership Style: In Search of a Paradigm’. Dr Carol Blessing (working on Mary Tooth) and Prof Charlene Pate (working on the Sunday School movement) will be summer Visiting Fellows from Point Loma Nazarene University.\r\n\r\nWesley and Methodist Studies (volume 5)\r\n\r\nThe fifth volume of Wesley and Methodist Studies is due to be published in the next few weeks. Complete details about the volume (including its contents and information about ordering a copy) can be found at: http://www.mwrc.ac.uk/wesley-and-methodist-studies/\r\n\r\nThe Oxford-Manchester Methodist Studies Seminars\r\n\r\nThe 2013 seminars will be in Oxford on Saturday 20 April and in Manchester on Saturday 30 November. The April seminar will include a book launch for The Ashgate Research Companion to World Methodism, with papers by contributors to the volume. For further information about this seminar, contact Jo Middleton: firstname.lastname@example.org\r\n\r\nThe MWRC Annual Lecture\r\n\r\nProfessor David Bebbington (University of Stirling) will give the 2013 MWRC Annual Lecture titled: ‘Secession and Revival: The Louth Free Methodist Church in the 1850s’. This public lecture will be on Tuesday 18th June at 5pm on the campus of Nazarene Theological College. For further details: http://www.mwrc.ac.uk/mwrc-annual-lecture/\r\n\r\n‘George Whitefield at 300’ Conference (June 2014)\r\n\r\nPlease visit the conference website for the latest information about the conference at: http://www.mwrc.ac.uk/whitefield-conference/\r\n\r\nOther Events\r\n\r\nThe Lincoln College (Oxford) Wesley Lecture will be on Thursday 23 May 2013 given by Prof Andrew Thorpe on ‘Wesleyanism and British Labour Politics in the Twentieth Century’.\r\n\r\nThe Charles Wesley Society’s 2013 annual meeting with the theme ‘Charles Wesley and the Mission of the Church’ will be held 7-10 August 2013 at the Wesley Study Centre in Durham. For details visit: http://charleswesleysociety.org/conferences/2013-conference/\r\n\r\nGeordan Hammond, Ph.D., Director, Manchester Wesley Research Centre www.mwrc.ac.uk
The next edition of Didache: Faithful Teaching is available. The edition is heavily “Church of the Nazarene” this time around due to the projects involved, but members might find some interesting treatments.\r\n\r\nhttp://didache.nazarene.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=48&Itemid=58\r\n\r\nDean G. Blevins, Editor\r\n\r\nProfessor of Practical Theology and Christian Discipleship\r\n\r\nNazarene Theological Seminary
Methodist Review has just published two new articles in its latest issue, Vol 5 (2013). Table of Contents: https://www.methodistreview.org/index.php/mr/issue/view/12\r\n\r\n”A Worldwide United Methodist Church? Soundings toward a Connectional Theological Imagination (1-23)” by Hendrik R. Pieterse\r\n\r\n’“To Reconcile Us to His Father”: A Unique Translation of the Second Article of Religion of the Methodist Church in Brazil and Three Other Lusophone Countries’ (25-51) by Helmut Renders\r\n\r\nThese articles are ready for reading at http://www.methodistreview.org.\r\n\r\nRex D. Matthews, Managing Editor, Methodist Review