The Ashgate Research Companion to World Methodism Hardback
Edited by William Gibson, Peter S. Forsaith, Martin Wellings
Part of the Routledge Methodist Studies Series series
As a religious and social phenomenon Methodism engages with a number of disciplines including history, sociology, gender studies and theology.
Methodist energy and vitality have intrigued, and continue to fascinate scholars.
This Companion brings together a team of respected international scholars writing on key themes in World Methodism to produce an authoritative and state-of-the-art review of current scholarship, mapping the territory for future research. Leading scholars examine a range of themes including: the origins and genesis of Methodism; the role and significance of John Wesley; Methodism's emergence within the international and transatlantic evangelical revival of the Eighteenth-Century; the evolution and growth of Methodism as a separate denomination in Britain; its expansion and influence in the early years of the United States of America; Methodists' roles in a range of philanthropic and social movements including the abolition of slavery, education and temperance; the character of Methodism as both conservative and radical; its growth in other cultures and societies; the role of women as leaders in Methodism, both acknowledged and resisted; the worldwide spread of Methodism and its enculturation in America, Asia and Africa; the development of distinctive Methodist theologies in the last three centuries; its role as a progenitor of the Holiness and Pentecostal movements, and the engagement of Methodists with other denominations and faiths across the world.
This major companion presents an invaluable resource for scholars worldwide; particularly those in the UK, North America, Asia and Latin America.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 550 pages
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Publication Date: 28/02/2013
- Category: Language teaching & learning (other than ELT)
- ISBN: 9781409401384