. The book discusses continuing reforms of the church's plan for baptism and church membership, as well as the emergence of deacon's orders and other changes to ordained ministry procedures. Commissioned by the general Board of Higher Education and Ministry for use in United Methodist doctrine/polity/history courses.
Polity, Practice, and the Mission of The United Methodist Church: 2006 Edition - This in-depth analysis of the connection between United Methodist polity and theology addresses ways in which historical developments have shaped--and continue to shape--the organization of the church. This revised edition incorporates the actions of The United Methodist General Conference, 2004.
The Method of Our Mission: United Methodist Polity & OrganizationAbingdon Press - Warner also addresses the estrangement between theology and institutional structures and practice by framing governance practices and organizational structure within a Wesleyan theology of connection. Functional in nature, these aspects of the denomination facilitate our mission to make disciples for the transformation of the world.
. This book connects denominational governance and organization to our beliefs as well as our mission. Theology shapes who we are and how we organize to transform the world. This textbook has been updated with changes from the 2016 General Conference. Especially written for required united methodist classes, mission, this accessible book uses a Wesleyan theological frame—connection—to help readers understand United Methodism’s polity and organization as the interrelationship of our beliefs, and practice.
The Method of Our Mission: United Methodist Polity & Organization - This approach will assist current and future denominational leaders in understanding their practices of administration and participation in polity as a theological endeavor and key component of their ministries. A clear understanding of our identity—as methodists with Wesleyan roots in connection—and our purpose—to make disciples for the transformation of the world—can help students of United Methodism navigate this treacherous landscape as present and future leaders.
The book is organized into four parts—United Methodist beliefs, mission, practice, and organization. Polity and organization are primary embodiments of The United Methodist Church.
United Methodist Doctrine: The Extreme CenterAbingdon Press - Scott J. Jones. Religion. Throughout this book, Scott J. In classic wesleyan form, jones' driving concern is with recovering the vital role of forming believers in the "mind of Christ, " so that they might live more faithfully in their many settings in our world. The extreme Center. Jones insists that for United Methodists the ultimate goal of doctrine is holiness.
Methodist Studies. Importantly, he clarifies the nature and the specific claims of "official" United Methodist doctrine in a way that moves beyond the current tendency to assume the only alternatives are a rigid dogmatism or an unfettered theological pluralism. United Methodist Doctrine.
Waking from Doctrinal Amnesia: The Healing of Doctrine in The United Methodist ChurchAbingdon Press - The extreme Center. He reveals how churches have faced incompatible doctrinal proposals within their midst and examines the specific issues facing the United Methodist church as a whole. Abraham argues that the Quadrilateral is not, and should not be, United Methodist doctrine. Religion. United Methodist Doctrine.
Asserting that the "return to Wesley" that is represented in the Quadrilateral is "intellectually wrongheaded, " William J. Methodist Studies. Scott J. Jones. Abraham's lively treatise makes a provocative appeal for a reasoned exploration of the significance of the UMC's doctrinal identity.
Belief Matters: United Methodisms Doctrinal StandardsAbingdon Press - Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! Scott J. Intended for use by both laypersons and clergy, this book describes and exposits the four official Doctrinal Standards of The United Methodist Church. The extreme Center. United Methodist Doctrine. Religion. The first is to reminds us that what we believe does matter.
Methodist Studies. Condition: New. Belief matters! This book is written for two purposes. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. Isbn13: 9780687090839. The second is to explain the doctrinal standards of The United Methodist Church--matters of our belief. Tracking provided on most orders. The standards will be explored in the following order: Explanatory Notes, Articles of Religion, Sermons, Confession of Faith.
Belief Matters: United Methodisms Doctrinal Standards - Jones. The book also includes a study guide, a glossary, and suggestions for further reading.
The Theology of John Wesley: Holy Love and the Shape of GraceAbingdon Press - Condition: New. Tracking provided on most orders. Jones. Isbn13: 9780687090839. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! Religion. The extreme Center. Cognizant of wesley's own preferred vocabulary, Collins introduces Wesley's theological method beginning with a discussion of the doctrine of God.
United Methodist Doctrine. A rich articulation of john wesley's theology that is appreciative of the old and mindful of the new, faithful to the past and attentive to the present. This work carefully displays john wesley's eighteenth century theology in its own distinct historical and social location, but then transitions to the twenty-first century through the introduction of contemporary issues.
The Theology of John Wesley: Holy Love and the Shape of Grace - So conceived, the book is both historical and constructive demonstrating that the theology of Wesley represents a vibrant tradition. In this insightful exposition the leitmotif of holy love arises out of Wesley's reflection on the nature of the divine being as well as other major doctrines. Douglas meeks Methodist Studies.
John Wesley's Sermons: An AnthologyAbingdon Press - Jones. Adapted from albert outler's 4-volume text The Works of John Wesley, this anthology of 50 of Wesley's finest sermons are presented in an affordable, convenient paperback. Methodist Studies. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. Tracking provided on most orders. Religion. Arranged chronologically with introductory commentary by Richard Heitzenrater.
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Wesley and the People Called Methodists: Second EditionAbingdon Press - Methodist Studies. Isbn13: 9780687090839. This second edition of Richard P. Scott J. Tracking provided on most orders. United Methodist Doctrine. Heitzenrater's groundbreaking survey of the Wesleyan movement is the story of the many people who contributed to the theology, organization, and mission of Methodism. Condition: New.
Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. Jones. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! Religion. The extreme Center. This updated version addresses recent research from the past twenty years; includes an extensive bibliography; and fleshes out such topics as the means of grace; Conference: "Large" Minutes: Charles Wesley: Wesley and America; ordination; prison ministry; apostolic church; music; children; Susanna and Samuel Wesley; the Christian library; itinerancy; connectionalism; doctrinal standards; and John Wesley as historian, Oxford don, and preacher.
Responsible Grace: John Wesley's Practical Theology Kingswood SeriesKingswood Books - United Methodist Doctrine. Condition: New. The extreme Center. Jones. Of special focus in this reflective overview of Wesley's theological convictions is highlighting the practical-theological dynamics of Wesley's work and suggesting possible implications for contemporary attempts to recover theology as a practical discipline.
Another distinctive focus of this work is a systematic consideration of the integration of theological emphases traditionally divergent in Eastern and Western Christianity. The author also closely examines the consistency of Wesley's thought throughout his career. Scott J. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee.
Responsible Grace: John Wesley's Practical Theology Kingswood Series - Methodist Studies. Tracking provided on most orders. Religion. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! Isbn13: 9780687090839.
The Sermons of John Wesley: A Collection for the Christian JourneyAbingdon Press - Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! The extreme Center. A new and engaging collection of sermons that embraces the historic 44 sermons that John Wesley approved, plus the 8 more of the North American collection 52 sermons and to this is added 8 sermons, carefully chosen, to fill things out for contemporary interests resulting in a grand total of sixty sermons.
Tracking provided on most orders. The purpose of this collection is to foster vital Christian formation for all of its readers. Isbn13: 9780687090839. Religion. The sermons are arranged in accordance with the order of salvation displayed in the key sermon, "The Scripture Way of Salvation, " from creation to the fall through justification and every step along the way culminating in the new creation.
The Sermons of John Wesley: A Collection for the Christian Journey - . Scott J. Each sermon which employs the text from the Bicentennial edition of Wesley's works is preceded by a brief introduction and an outline. Condition: New. United Methodist Doctrine. Jones. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. Methodist Studies.
Living Our Beliefs: The United Methodist WayDiscipleship Resources - Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! Condition: New. Tracking provided on most orders. Isbn13: 9780687090839. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. Methodist Studies. The extreme Center. Jones. Explore a basic explanation of the beliefs and practices of The United Methodist Church as defined in PartII of The Book of Discipline.
United Methodist Doctrine. Scott J. Religion. Uncover a deeper understanding and experience of Christian faith as youembrace the United Methodist way.