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.


  • The Heritage of Faith: An historical evaluation of the holiness movement in America

    Fankhauser, Craig Charles (Pittsburg State University Digital Commons, 1983-01-01)
    This work traces the holiness movement from the Biblical Day of Pentecost, when the disciples of Christ first received the Holy Spirit, to the founding of independent holiness denominations in the first two decades of the twentieth century. In the eighteenth century the main emphasis of this perfectionists movement centered around the teachings of an Anglican priest, John Wesley. Wesleyan doctrine stressed two distinct religious experiences--justification (God forgiving individuals their sins) and sanctification. The latter cleansed the believer's heart from original sin and made him ready for heaven. American holiness proponents founded the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1784 and in the early nineteenth century developed the camp meeting system to keep pace with westward expansion. Perfectionist thinking also played an active role during the 1830s in the agitation of the slavery issue. When the Civil War ended in 1865, the advocates of Wesleyan theology used camp meetings to lead literally thousands of people into a second religious experience of "perfect love …" In the 1880s and 1890s the leaders of this movement initiated independent holiness associations whose members became progressively critical of many of the social and intellectual developments of their day. Separate holiness denominations dedicated to the continuation of moral as well as spiritual holiness developed as a result of the work of these activists. Primary nineteenth-century religious periodicals composed the bulk of sources used. State historical societies, universities, and theological school libraries supplied this material, much of it on microfilm.
  • Talbotten UMC Marker Talbotten, GA

    Taylor,, George Lansing, Jr. (UNF Digital Commons, 2017-11-25)
    The marker reads: "1831 TALBOTTON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH As Methodism moved across Georgia, in 1830 Jesse Sinclair and Henry W. Hilliard were sent by the South Carolina Methodist Conference to the Flint River Mission of which Talbot Co. was a part. In 1831 this circuit became a part of the newly formed Georgia Conference and by 1834 Talbotton became a separate Charge. Upon the incorporation of Talbotton on 20 December 1828 a lot was set aside for a Methodist Church and deeded to it on 25 June 1831. Soon a substantial wooden church was erected. In 1857 this building was replaced by the present handmade brick church constructed by Miranda Fort. Among the oldest original brick churches of the South Georgia Conference, it is an outstanding example of Greek Revival Temple Architecture. SOUTH GEORGIA CONFERENCE COMMISSION ON ARCHIVES AND HISTORY 1978"
  • Mulberry Street Methodist Church Marker Macon, GA

    Taylor,, George Lansing, Jr. (UNF Digital Commons, 2019-03-06)
    The marker reads: "MULBERRY STREET METHODIST CHURCH This church, organized in 1826, is on land deeded to it by the Georgia Legislature in the same year. In 1828, the first church building in Macon was erected on this site. The first appointed pastor was Thomas Darley, who had been ordained by Bishop Francis Asbury. Because the Georgia Conference was organized on this site in 1831 the church is known as the Mother Church of Georgia Methodism. Originally known as the Macon Church, the name was changed in 1847, to Mulberry Street Church. The Reverend G.N.N. McDonnell founded the pioneer Women’s Missionary Society in South Georgia on this site in 1878. The last meeting of the South Georgia Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, was held here in 1939 and was immediately followed by the first meeting of the South Georgia Conference of the Methodist Church. In 1968, the first meeting after union with Evangelical United Brethren was held here. Former pastors elevated to the Episcopacy include George Foster Pierce, Oscar Penn Fitzgerald, Joseph Stanton Key, William Newman Ainsworth, Frank Lewis Robertson and Charles Welbourne Hancock. 011-23 GEORGIA HISTORIC MARKER 1992" Top of sign: The Great Seal of Georgia – Georgia 1776 Constitution Justice Wisdom Moderation
  • The reunification of American Methodism, 1916-1939: a thesis

    Renfro, Blake Barton (LSU Digital Commons, 2010-01-01)
    In 1844 American Methodists split over the issue of slavery, and following the Civil War the regional churches took two paths toward accommodating African Americans. Northern whites put their faith in the ideology of racial uplift and believed freed persons could only rise through society through organic relations with their white brethren. Southern whites, however, contended that blacks should maintain their own racially segregated churches. Thus, by the 1870s, southern Methodism became an all white institution. Between 1916 and 1939 northern and southern Methodists debated a path to reunite American Methodism, and the role of African Americans in the church and the distribution of ecclesiastical authority became two primary obstacles. When the churches agreed on a final plan in 1939, it appeared that southern whites’ segregationist attitudes had prevailed over the northern Methodists’ racial egalitarianism. Scholarly interpretations have confirmed this assumption, arguing that the final plan caste African Americans into a racially segregated “Central Jurisdiction” and only gave blacks representation in the quadrennial General Conference. However, a careful examination of the reunification debates reveals how white and black Methodist’s conceptions of race changed over the inter-war years. Where other interpretations have caste reunification as a regressive measure in race relations, this essay argues that at the time, many Methodists believed it was one step toward a more racially and ecclesiastically harmonious Methodism.
  • Healing ministry, conflict and Methodism: the case of Mabelreign, Epworth and Mbare societies of the Methodist church in Zimbabwe (MCZ).

    Hewitt, Roderick Raphael.; Kaunda, Chammah Judex.; Mujinja, Martin. (2020-03-23)
    Doctoral Degree. University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg.
  • [Twelfth & Franklin Streets]

    Postcard image of the intersection of Twelfth Street and Franklin Street in Waco, Texas. Within the image on the left a house is visible and next to it is the Austin Ave. Methodist Church. Pedestrians are visible on that side of the street heading to the church. Handwritten text on back reads "Austin Avenue Methodist Church".
  • {Austin Ave Methodist Church in Waco, Texas]

    Postcard image of the Methodist Church on Austin Ave. in Waco, Texas. The image is positioned from an across the street vantage point allowing all of the building to be seen. The early Gothic style church has noticeable stained glass windows and one large spire. Trees are positioned near both sets of stairs leading up to the rounded entrances of the church. Handwritten text on back is addressed to Mr. George Minier from San Antonio, Texas.
  • [News Script: Slain deputies]

    WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.) (1971-02-17)
    Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, relating a news story about two of the three deputies who were killed being buried and the funeral for the oother deputy being held at a funeral home in Grand Prairie.
  • [Grace Methodist Church in Dallas, Texas]

    Postcard image of Grace Methodist Church in Dallas, Texas. In the image the church is built with early Gothic styles with spires, stained glass windows, and pointed archways.
  • [First Methodist Church in Gainesville, Texas]

    Graycraft Card Co.
    Postcard image of First Methodist Church in Gainesville, Texas. The church follows early Gothic design with a large spire and pointed archways.
  • [Austin Ave Methodist Church]

    Postcard of a Methodist Church on Austin Ave, in Waco, Texas. The church is built in the Gothic architecture style with one large spire on top of its highest corner. The steps lead up to pointed archways and large windows. Handwritten text on the back address the postcard to Mrs. R. L. McKnight.
  • Policing African traditional religion and culture in the Methodist Church in Zimbabwe.

    Settler, Federico Guliano.; Chigova, Greenwell. (2020-03-24)
    Doctoral Degree. University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg.
  • Pregethau /

    Edwards, Lewis, 1809-1887. (Caernarfon : W.G. Evans,, 1898)
    Mode of access: Internet.
  • Hanes Methodistiaeth Arfon / gan W. Hobley.

    Hobley, W. (William), 1858-1933. (Caernarfon : Cyhoeddedig gan Gyfarfod Misol Arfon,, 1910-1924.)
    [1] Dosbarth Clynnog -- [5] Dosbarth Bethesda -- [6] Dosbarth Bangor.
  • The imperfect angel and other sermons /

    Selby, Thomas G. (Thomas Gunn), 1846-1910. (London : Hodder and Stoughton,, 1895)
    Mode of access: Internet.
  • A collection of hymns for public, social, and domestic worship.

    Methodist Episcopal church, South. (Nashville, Tenn., Published by A.H. Redford, agent, for the M.E. Church, South,, 1874)
    Mode of access: Internet.
  • Hanes Wesleyaeth Gymreig

    Jones, H. F. (Hugh F.) (Bangor, Cyhoeddedig yn y Llyfrfa Wesleyaidd,, 1911-13.)
    Mode of access: Internet.
  • Hanes Wesleyaeth Gymreig

    Jones, H. F. (Hugh F.) (Bangor, Cyhoeddedig yn y Llyfrfa Wesleyaidd,, 1911-13.)
    Mode of access: Internet.
  • In memoriam = Cyfrol goffa : y Parch. Richard Hughes (Esgob y gollewin) /

    Williams, W. Roland. (Columbus Junction, Iowa : David R. Hughes,, [1902].)
    Date from preface.