Subject Area: Protestant: Methodism & John Wesley

Autobiography of a Mid-Western Methodist Woman (b. 1953). What It Was Like to Be an American in the Second Half of the Twentieth Century
2008 0-7734-5085-8
The spiritual odyssey of a woman whose personal experiences offer insights into the ideas and values of the progressive Christian tradition, and of the classical philosophers, most notably Plato and Aristotle. This book contains thirty-five black and white photographs.

Bibliography of Salvation Army Literature in English (1865-1987)
1988 0-88946-827-3
Attempts to classify and cite all the literature in English about and by The Salvation Army, from Booth's Darkest England to Shaw's Major Barbara: approximately 5,000 titles. Arrangement is chronological, by nine subjects, three of which are further subdivided by specific topic.

Biographical Dictionary of 18th Century Methodism Ten Volume Set
1997 0-7734-8028-5
This series presents biographical sketches of all persons who were in any way associated with John and Charles Wesley during the more than fifty years that they traveled throughout Great Britain, as well as in the American colonies and on the European continent. Entries are arranged alphabetically, followed by dates of birth and death (if obtainable), and biographical information and quotes. At the end of each entry, the reader is directed to appropriate sources, the complete titles of which are found in the Bibliography.

Biographical Dictionary of 18th Century Methodism, Vol. 1: A - D
1997 0-7734-8678-X
This series presents biographical sketches of all persons who were in any way associated with John and Charles Wesley during the more than fifty years that they traveled throughout Great Britain, as well as in the American colonies and on the European continent. Entries are arranged alphabetically, followed by dates of birth and death (if obtainable), and biographical information and quotes. At the end of each entry, the reader is directed to appropriate sources, the complete titles of which are found in the Bibliography.

Biographical Dictionary of 18th Century Methodism, Vol. 2: E - H
1997 0-7734-8680-1
This series presents biographical sketches of all persons who were in any way associated with John and Charles Wesley during the more than fifty years that they traveled throughout Great Britain, as well as in the American colonies and on the European continent. Entries are arranged alphabetically, followed by dates of birth and death (if obtainable), and biographical information and quotes. At the end of each entry, the reader is directed to appropriate sources, the complete titles of which are found in the Bibliography.

Biographical Dictionary of 18th Century Methodism, Vol. 3: I - L
1997 0-7734-8682-8
This series presents biographical sketches of all persons who were in any way associated with John and Charles Wesley during the more than fifty years that they traveled throughout Great Britain, as well as in the American colonies and on the European continent. Entries are arranged alphabetically, followed by dates of birth and death (if obtainable), and biographical information and quotes. At the end of each entry, the reader is directed to appropriate sources, the complete titles of which are found in the Bibliography.

Biographical Dictionary of 18th Century Methodism, Vol. 4: M - O
1998 0-7734-8684-4
This series presents biographical sketches of all persons who were in any way associated with John and Charles Wesley during the more than fifty years that they traveled throughout Great Britain, as well as in the American colonies and on the European continent. Entries are arranged alphabetically, followed by dates of birth and death (if obtainable), and biographical information and quotes. At the end of each entry, the reader is directed to appropriate sources, the complete titles of which are found in the Bibliography.

Biographical Dictionary of 18th Century Methodism, Vol. 5: P-Q
1998 0-7734-8686-0
This series presents biographical sketches of all persons who were in any way associated with John and Charles Wesley during the more than fifty years that they traveled throughout Great Britain, as well as in the American colonies and on the European continent. Entries are arranged alphabetically, followed by dates of birth and death (if obtainable), and biographical information and quotes. At the end of each entry, the reader is directed to appropriate sources, the complete titles of which are found in the Bibliography.

Biographical Dictionary of 18th Century Methodism, Vol. 6: R-Smi
1999 0-7734-8688-7
This series presents biographical sketches of all persons who were in any way associated with John and Charles Wesley during the more than fifty years that they traveled throughout Great Britain, as well as in the American colonies and on the European continent. Entries are arranged alphabetically, followed by dates of birth and death (if obtainable), and biographical information and quotes. At the end of each entry, the reader is directed to appropriate sources, the complete titles of which are found in the Bibliography.

Biographical Dictionary of 18th Century Methodism, Vol. 7: Smo-Sym
1999 0-7734-8022-6
This series presents biographical sketches of all persons who were in any way associated with John and Charles Wesley during the more than fifty years that they traveled throughout Great Britain, as well as in the American colonies and on the European continent. Entries are arranged alphabetically, followed by dates of birth and death (if obtainable), and biographical information and quotes. At the end of each entry, the reader is directed to appropriate sources, the complete titles of which are found in the Bibliography.

Biographical Dictionary of 18th Century Methodism, Vol. 8: T-V
1999 0-7734-8024-2
This series presents biographical sketches of all persons who were in any way associated with John and Charles Wesley during the more than fifty years that they traveled throughout Great Britain, as well as in the American colonies and on the European continent. Entries are arranged alphabetically, followed by dates of birth and death (if obtainable), and biographical information and quotes. At the end of each entry, the reader is directed to appropriate sources, the complete titles of which are found in the Bibliography.

Biographical Dictionary of 18th Century Methodism, Vol. 9: W
1999 0-7734-8026-9
This series presents biographical sketches of all persons who were in any way associated with John and Charles Wesley during the more than fifty years that they traveled throughout Great Britain, as well as in the American colonies and on the European continent. Entries are arranged alphabetically, followed by dates of birth and death (if obtainable), and biographical information and quotes. At the end of each entry, the reader is directed to appropriate sources, the complete titles of which are found in the Bibliography.

Biographical Dictionary of 18th Century Methodism, Vol.10: X - Z & Appendices
2000 0-7734-8028-5
This series presents biographical sketches of all persons who were in any way associated with John and Charles Wesley during the more than fifty years that they traveled throughout Great Britain, as well as in the American colonies and on the European continent. Entries are arranged alphabetically, followed by dates of birth and death (if obtainable), and biographical information and quotes. At the end of each entry, the reader is directed to appropriate sources, the complete titles of which are found in the Bibliography.

Centenary Celebration of American Methodist Missions. The 1919 World's Fair of Evangelical Americanism
2012 0-7734-3049-0
The Centenary Celebration of American Methodist Missions examines early twentieth century American Protestant missions and demonstrates how the Methodist Episcopal Church and the Methodist Epsicopal Church, South, used the exposition as a staging ground to sell foreign and domestic missions as a means to civilize and Christianize the world. Inside the pavilions of the fair Americans viewed "the world" through hundreds of exhibits containing international peoples converted to Christianity, representations of their indigenous homes, and curios of material objects. The fair functioned as an arena to educate U.S. Protestants on the global reach of mission organizations and missionaries busy at work converting the world to Christ.

Daily Calendar of John Wesley’s Evangelical Travels in Georgia, the British Isles, Holland and Germany
2003 0-7734-6801-3
This three-volume reference work will interest scholars in the disciplines of 18th- century church history, geography, and travel. The complier has gathered the specific details from Wesley’s correspondence, diaries, journals, and prose works, and complied a calendar (organized by month, day, year) covering the period from 3 November 1721 to 2 March 1791.

Daily Calendar of John Wesley’s Evangelical Travels in Georgia, the British Isles, Holland and Germany
2003 0-7734-6803-X
This three-volume reference work will interest scholars in the disciplines of 18th- century church history, geography, and travel. The complier has gathered the specific details from Wesley’s correspondence, diaries, journals, and prose works, and complied a calendar (organized by month, day, year) covering the period from 3 November 1721 to 2 March 1791.

Daily Calendar of John Wesley’s Evangelical Travels in Georgia, the British Isles, Holland and Germany
2003 0-7734-6805-6
This three-volume reference work will interest scholars in the disciplines of 18th- century church history, geography, and travel. The complier has gathered the specific details from Wesley’s correspondence, diaries, journals, and prose works, and complied a calendar (organized by month, day, year) covering the period from 3 November 1721 to 2 March 1791.

Detailed and Annotated Collection of John Wesley's Book Reviews, Readings, and Commentaries: Three Volume Set Edited, with Notes, Background and Commentary by Samuel J. Rogal
2016 1-4955-0436-0
In the 18th century it was the practice of many great thinkers to record their reactions to the literature books and articles that they read.These three volumes contain John Wesley’s reactions, criticisms and commentaries about the things that he read. His reactions and commentaries have never before been published and they constitute an immediate experience in the way that his mind worked. The vast majority of the manuscripts and original texts edited and published in this book are located at the Duke University Library. Part I - Part II - Part III Sold as set only.

Essays on John Wesley and His Contemporaries
2006 0-7734-5563-9
Work is comprised of eleven previously unpublished essays that have arisen primarily from the writer’s more than four decades of study of the social and literary histories of eighteenth-century Britain. The problems and issues collected in this work are indeed a miscellany of thought, as they range widely and feed on variety. The final piece in this work, a critical survey of various aspects of eighteenth-century literature by Someset Maugham, allows today’s reader to observe the literature of the eighteenth century from a distance.

Financial Aspects of John Wesley’s British Methodism (1720-1791)
2002 0-7734-7265-7
This study focuses upon the fiscal aspects of Wesley’s evangelical organization, and explicates and analyzes the role of money within Wesley’s concept of, and attempt at, theological and social reform. It consists of a general discussion of Wesley and money, and a “Ledger” which outlines, year by year, the specific receipts and payments of Wesley and the Methodist Conference.

George Whitefield and Welsh Calvinistic Methodism
1996 0-7734-8758-1
This study deals with the Welsh revival movement of the 18th century and the remarkable way that George Whitefield fitted into it. He was a Calvinist who believed that one could be both a Methodist and a Calvinist. The leaders of the Welsh revival were also Calvinistic and welcomed him. The book traces the beginnings and development of the movement, carrying it up to the present day and showing changes in beliefs. A pocket of Welsh immigrants brought this church to America in upstate New York where it later (in the 20's) united with the Presbyterians.

Holiness as a Root of Morality
2006 0-7734-5832-8
The multifarious collection of writings in this book testifies to the variety of John Wesley studies. This book contains almost every subject in Wesleyan studies: Wesleyan spirituality, theology, ethics, biblical studies, Christian education, administration, and even the Wesleyan academic tradition. Writers are from many diverse backgrounds, constituting internationally well-known scholars from Korea, Australia and the United States; three university presidents of the university; and a missionary. All of the contributors personally know Dr. Lane A. Scott, who is not only a Wesleyan scholar, but a life entirely dedicated and committed to John Wesley’s teachings on holiness and has faithfully passed on these rich teachings to his students over the last thirty-six years at Azusa Pacific University. The book comprises three main chapters: Wesleyan theology and spirituality, Wesleyan ethics, and Wesleyan practical theology. In the first chapter, the writings are focused on Wesleyan anthropology, epistemology, spirituality and Wesleyan theology, and Evangelical theology. In the second chapter, the foci are Christian holiness and its biblical background and Christian life and faith in the Holy Spirit. In the last chapter, Wesley’s teachings on academic tradition, administration, and Christian education are studied.

John Wesley in Ireland, 1747-1789 Vol. 1
1993 0-7734-9243-7
John Wesley's forty-three-year mission to Ireland has been inscribed, permanently and significantly, into the history of religion among the Irish, both in Ireland and North America. He converted some 14,000 Irish to Methodism. Many of those immigrated to North America between 1760 and 1775, extending Wesley's influence throughout colonial America.

John Wesley in Ireland, 1747-1789 Vol. 2
1993 0-7734-9245-3
John Wesley's forty-three-year mission to Ireland has been inscribed, permanently and significantly, into the history of religion among the Irish, both in Ireland and North America. He converted some 14,000 Irish to Methodism. Many of those immigrated to North America between 1760 and 1775, extending Wesley's influence throughout colonial America.

John Wesley in Wales, 1739-1790. Lions and Lambs
1994 0-7734-9397-2
Highlights the value of Wesley's experiences in Wales, beginning Oct. 15, 1739 and continuing intermittently though August 21, 1790, using Wesley's thoughts and observations through his letters, journals, and diaries.

John Wesley's Book Stock and the Arminian Magazine Catalogue of 1789
2006 0-7734-5541-8
This study is an attempt to place John and Charles Wesley and their Methodist organization within the general context of the eighteenth century book trade in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and parts of British North America. John Wesley proposed to spread his evangelical message through the sale and distribution of books and depended on the income of those books to allow for the mission’s operation and conduct. The Book Stock fulfilled these two objectives, albeit with personal and organizational difficulties. The Arminian Magazine “Catalogue” of 1789, the subject of this study, helps demonstrate and define Wesley’s role as an eighteenth century publisher.

John Wesley's Mission to Scotland, 1751-1790
1989 0-88946-070-1
Describes John Wesley's experiences and activities during his forays into Scotland. Analyzes Wesley's efforts to convert the Scots and casts light on those opposing such conversion.

Life and Thought of Henry Gerhard Appenzeller (1858-1902), Missionary to Korea
1989 0-88946-069-8
Biography of the pioneering founder of Methodism in Korea who played a crucial role in opening Korea to the West.

Literary Influence of Shakespeare Upon Charles and John Wesley
2015 1-4955-0383-6
The notion of a literary influence of the plays of William Shakespeare upon the prose and verse of Charles and John Wesley begins with the realization that the brothers, the founders and leaders of eighteen-century English Methodism, possessed a command of the sound and the sense of the Elizabethan playwright’s works. Literally hundreds of allusions to and direct quotations from Shakespeare appeal in the Wesleys’ journal narratives, correspondence, sermon tracts, and poems. Did Shakespeare, as playwright, actually and directly influence what the Wesley thought and what they preached? Not really. The Wesleys found themselves influenced by Shakespeare’s characters, themes, and language – traditional qualities of English history and English life that proved important considerations within their overall evangelical mission.

Methodism Through Victorian Eyes. Volume 1
2006 0-7734-5957-X
Between 1876 and 1903, the English intellectual historian Leslie Stephen, the Irish historian William Edward Hartpole Lecky, and the American historian and educator (not yet turned politician) Thomas Woodrow Wilson, fixed their separate attentions upon John Wesley and eighteenth-century Methodism, each for a different purpose and each achieving a different conclusion. However, a number of common threads wove themselves among each writer. None embraced Methodism: Stephen confessed to no denomination; Lecky paid proper but minimal service to the established Churches of England and Ireland; Wilson wrapped himself firmly within the mantle of nineteenth-century American Calvinist Presbyterianism. Each recognized Wesley as a significant contributor to the history of his times; each viewed Wesley’s evangelical organization as one means of raising the spiritual and moral values of the British nation; each identified significant weaknesses in the man, in his organization, in his overall accomplishments.

Methodism Through Victorian Eyes. Volume 2
2006 0-7734-5959-6
Between 1876 and 1903, the English intellectual historian Leslie Stephen, the Irish historian William Edward Hartpole Lecky, and the American historian and educator (not yet turned politician) Thomas Woodrow Wilson, fixed their separate attentions upon John Wesley and eighteenth-century Methodism, each for a different purpose and each achieving a different conclusion. However, a number of common threads wove themselves among each writer. None embraced Methodism: Stephen confessed to no denomination; Lecky paid proper but minimal service to the established Churches of England and Ireland; Wilson wrapped himself firmly within the mantle of nineteenth-century American Calvinist Presbyterianism. Each recognized Wesley as a significant contributor to the history of his times; each viewed Wesley’s evangelical organization as one means of raising the spiritual and moral values of the British nation; each identified significant weaknesses in the man, in his organization, in his overall accomplishments, clarify, and correct the focal points of each argument.

Mission of the Church in Methodist Perspective. The World is My Parish
1992 0-7734-9157-0
Discusses the nature of the church's mission in the world from a basis of sound scholarship on biblical, historical and systematic theology. Writing from a distinctly Wesleyan perspective, the essays consider mission in the context of Scripture, John Wesley, the growth of institutions, ecclesiological vision, social justice, church growth and religious dialogue.

Preservation of Native American Practices in the United Methodist Church
2008 0-7734-5160-9
Examines the processes by which heterogeneous communities of Native American people negotiate their identities in the institutional context of the United Methodist Church and the varied responses of the Church to these communities.

Somebody's Brother. A History of the Salvation Army Men's Social Service Department, 1891-1985
1986 0-88946-665-3
Covers the first century of the Men's Social Service Department's existence. Includes a useful bibliography of materials in the Salvation Army archives.

Songs of the Spirit in Poetry and Hymnody
2004 0-7734-6330-5
Fashions in hymn-writing have fluctuated widely since Issac Watts, as a young man in the 17th century, pioneered the art. Until then, churches only sang psalms, later paraphrases, to be followed by the vast output of thousands of hymns by Watts and then by Charles Wesley. Both men became poets in their own right. Later, Victorians took up hymn-writing on a huge scale and in recent times excellent new hymns have been written, often referred to as songs although, sadly, some strong in devotion and sentiment, have been weak in poetry. The contention of this book, the author’s second on the subject, is that hymnody should always be sound in poetic construction and that as, Wesley declared, it should reflect the strength and purity of the English language.

Wesleys in North America. The Mission that Failed ( February 1736- December 1737 )
2016 978-1-4955-0512-6
Describes the enormous failure that John and Charles Wesley experienced at the beginning of their ministry during their missionary journey to Georgia and South Carolina in 1736-1737. The date of the voyage predates their 1738 evangelical conversion. The author argues that the Wesleys were able to learn from their failure, from this experience and developed new and continuously successful later careers in ministry. Though the genre of the book is a monograph it is filled with direct quotations that give it the feel of a primary source.