The Methodist and Wesleyan Studies collection provides access to resources on Methodist and Wesleyan theology and studies as a resource for teaching, learning and research. The Methodist and Wesleyan Studies Collection is a joint project of the GlobeTheoLib and the Methodist e-Academy with the support of the World Methodist Council to develop an online library of Methodist studies resources that will be available to scholars and students free of charge throughout the world.

Recent Submissions

  • Love Gifts for the Bishop: James J. Stewart v. Bishop W. Angie Smith, Part II

    Blochowiak, Mary Ann; Fox, Connie G.; Siemens, William; Moore, Alma R.; University of Oklahoma Printing Services; Martin, A. W., Jr. (Oklahoma Historical Society, 2000-22)
    In the second part of a two-part study, this article discusses the procedures followed by the church investigating committee and analyzes each of the charges James J. Stewart filed against bishop W. Angie Smith.
  • Love Gifts for the Bishop: James J. Stewart v. Bishop W. Angie Smith, Part I

    Blochowiak, Mary Ann; Siemens, William; Moore, Alma R.; University of Oklahoma Printing Services; Martin, A. W., Jr. (Oklahoma Historical Society, 2000-21)
    In the 1950s James J. Stewart, an Albuquerque minister, filed charges against Methodist bishop W. Angie Smith for what he considered abuse of episcopal power. In the first part of a well-annotated, two-part study, this article discusses the events leading up to the meeting of the church investigating committee, the proceedings of the meeting itself, and the aftermath.
  • Baltimore Methodism and the General Conference of 1908 : an official, historic souvenir /

    Methodist Episcopal Church. https://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n80021644 Baltimore City Missionary and Church Extension Society. (Baltimore : Published by the Committee on Finance of the Baltimore Committee of Entertainment,, c1908.)
    Mode of access: Internet.
  • The Life of Littleton Horace Davis: Pistol Packin' Preacher and Railroad Man

    Blochowiak, Mary Ann; Armstrong, Connie G.; Moore, Alma R.; Siemens, William; University of Oklahoma Printing Services; Davis, Frank W. (Oklahoma Historical Society, 2001-24)
    Article covers the life of the minister, farmer, rail car inspector, and community leader L. H. Davis. Frank W. Davis relates the contributions his grandfather made, including building the first two-story house in Francis, Oklahoma, the founding of the Francis Methodist Episcopal Church, and acquiring a reputation as a fearless man even during the dangerous railroad strikes of 1922.
  • A fellowship church /

    Morelock, George L., 1880-1967. https://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no2020145237 (Nashville, Tenn. : M.E. Church, South, General Board of Lay Activities,, [19--])
    Mode of access: Internet.
  • Beyond the quadrilateral : the place of nature in John Wesley’s epistemology of theology

    Morris-Chapman, Daniel John Pratt (AOSIS, 2022-11-16)
    Many writers have sought to outline Wesley's conception of how human beings obtain revelational knowledge. In this regard, the use of what has been dubbed the Wesleyan quadrilateral continues to remain widespread in both the academy and the pulpit. However, this presentation of Wesley's thought has received severe criticism from the late William Abraham, philosopher of religion and Methodist commentator. He has proposed the creation of a new subdiscipline in epistemology for examining theology. This view has prompted a handful of attempts to extrapolate John Wesley's epistemology of theology from his various writings. The present essay will contribute to this discussion by examining Wesley's approach to these questions. In doing so, it explores mainly the function and place of nature in Wesley's theological reflections. Drawing mainly upon Wesley's A View of the Wisdom of God in Creation (1763), this essay shows that the natural world (read: creation) played an important, neglected role in Wesley's epistemology of theology.
 CONTRIBUTION: This article contributes to a new subdiscipline in epistemology for examining theology by presenting a new perspective on John Wesley by exploring the role of nature in his thought. Offering an epistemological-theological interpretation of John Wesley, this article fits well within the scope of HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies, particularly this subsection.
  • Estratégias de competição da Igreja Metodista no mercado religioso nordestino

    Andrade Júnior, Péricles Morais de; Marinho, Ricardo Aurelio Madeira (Pós-Graduação em Ciências da ReligiãoUniversidade Federal de Sergipe, 2017-12-21)
    In northeast of Brazil, the Methodist Church, as an evangelical mission church, entered the Brazilian religious field through evangelism, either performed by itinerant missionaries, in its beginning, or by proselytism in the communities where it was present through social or educational works, after its consolidation in the country. However, since the 1990s, with significant changes in the Brazilian religious field, notably the growth of neopentecostal churches, the Methodist Church saw its number of members stagnate and, in some cases, even decline. This rapid growth of neopentecostal churches transformed the Brazilian religious field in a way that promoted changes in forces and resulted in greater competition among religious institutions, which led some religious leaders to a redefinition of their competitive models and strategies. In the case of the Methodist Church in northeastern lands, it is known that some strategies were aimed at a numerical increase of members and, at least, at the maintenance of its space in the religious field. Among the researched strategies are: a) the use of the media; b) the use of marketing and management concepts; c) specialization of religious goods and services; d) changes in liturgies and worship spaces; e) emphasis on tithing. This study aims to investigate the causes and consequences of incorporating competition strategies – business or neopentecostal strategies – in order to maintain the space of the Methodist Church in the religious field, in a church whose doctrines and theological bases are consolidated and point to the movement of the Protestant Reformation.
  • Witness on Trial: Bishop W. Angie Smith at the Church Trial of James J. Stewart

    Everett, Dianna; Wilson, Linda D.; Siemens, William E.; University of Oklahoma Printing Services; Martin, A. W., Jr. (Oklahoma Historical Society, 2010-21)
    The third of a three-part article, this article adds a new perspective to the ongoing study of Bishop W. Angie Smith of The Methodist Church. The author evaluates the bishop's testimony on his own behalf during the trial of James J. Stewart, the minister who accused him of wrongdoing.
  • Reconsidering Arminius: Recasting the Legacy

    Bilby, Mark G.; Mann, Mark Howard (2014-12-04)
    This introduction to the compilation provides an overview of antipathy between Calvinists and Arminians, as well as the neglect of the historical Arminius in scholarship.
  • Centennial history of American Methodism, inclusive of its ecclesiastical organization in 1784 and its subsequent development under the superintendency of Francis Asbury

    The Library of Congress; Atkinson, John, 1835-1897 (New York, Phillips & Hunt; Cincinnati, Cranston & Stowe, 1884-01-01)
    559 p. 22 cm
  • Indiana Methodism, a series of sketches and incidents, grave and humorous, concerning preachers and people of the West, with an appendix containing personal recollections, public addresses and other miscellany

    The Library of Congress; Smith, John L. (John Lewis), 1811-1899. [from old catalog] (Valparaiso, Ind., J.L. Smith, 1892-01-01)
    1 p. l., xii, [13]-482 p. incl. ports. 21 cm
  • One hundred years of Northfield Methodism : Northfield Methodist Church, Sunday, April 29, Thursday, May 3, Sunday, May 6, 1956

    Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center ([Minnesota] : [publisher not identified], 1956-01-01)
    31 pages : 23 cm
  • Centennial of Methodism in North-Carolina, containing the history and addresses delivered at the first centennial mass-meeting celebration, held by order of the North Carolina Conference, at Metropolitan Hall, in the city of Raleigh, March 21st to 26th, 1876

    Duke Divinity School Library, Duke University; Methodist Episcopal Church, South. North Carolina Conference; Burkhead, Lingurn Skidmore, 1824-1887 (Raleigh, [N.C.] J. Nichols, Printer, 1876-01-01)
    xxi, 427 p. 21 cm
  • Journal of the ... session of the North Carolina Conference of the Methodist Protestant Church [serial]

    Duke Divinity School Library, Duke University; Methodist Protestant Church (U.S. : 1830-1939). North Carolina Conference ([North Carolina : The Conference], 1906-01-01)
    Title varies slightly
  • Journal of the Western N.C. Annual Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South

    Duke Divinity School Library, Duke University; Methodist Episcopal Church, South. Western North Carolina Conference ([North Carolina : The Conference], 1890-01-01)
    Imprint varies
  • Journal of the Western N.C. Annual Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South [serial]

    Duke Divinity School Library, Duke University; Methodist Episcopal Church, South. Western North Carolina Conference ([North Carolina : The Conference], 1890-01-01)
    Imprint varies
  • Journal of the ... Illinois Annual Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

    University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign; Methodist Episcopal Church. Illinois Conference (1836-01-01)
    Title varies
  • Oral History with Willie Venters (Index)

    Center for Sacramento History (1983-05-23)
    Description : Index of the oral history interview of Willie N. Venters, a well-known member of the Southern community in Sacramento. The interview took place on May 23, 1983 by Thomas D. Norris as part of the Sacramento Ethnic Communities Survey Collection. Click here to stream the audio of this oral history interview. The Sacramento Ethnic Communities Survey Collection was created in the 1980s as the basis for a major installation at the (then-named) Sacramento History Center. Over thirty-five advisers, researchers, scholars, and planners spent one year gathering data. Analysis of the federal census records revealed over 150 ethnic groups in the Sacramento region. Based on the information in the census records, researchers determined that twenty-two groups maintained an identity over time and shaped the social and cultural history of Sacramento. These are the groups represented in the survey. For each group the survey team wrote a community history, copied photographs that documented the community, and captured oral histories with prominent members. The exhibition lasted nearly a decade at the museum and upon its removal an educational CD-ROM was created and distributed to the public to ensure the effort lived on. Plans originally called for the publication of the written manuscript histories and the transcriptions of the oral histories but the funding was never secured. With the help of Center for Sacramento History volunteers, historical societies, and outside ethnic community groups, some of the oral history interviews have been transcribed. Accession Number : 1983/146 Copyright : Rights are owned by the Center for Sacramento History (CSH). CSH has given the Internet Archive permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of CSH. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing, and trademarks. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the owner.  Notes : Interviewer: Norris, Thomas D. Interviewee: Venters, Willie N. 
  • Journal of the Western N.C. Annual Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South

    Duke Divinity School Library, Duke University; Methodist Episcopal Church, South. Western North Carolina Conference ([North Carolina : The Conference], 1890-01-01)
    Imprint varies

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