Methodist History

Description

This course examines the development of Methodism in a global context.  The course links the past to the present and the local to the global, offering a broad and in-depth understanding of the Wesleyan tradition.

The Lessons

  1. English and Continental Reformation - Richard Heitzenrater (1:00:55)
  2. John and Charles Wesley: Early Years - Paul Chilcote (51:26)
  3. Methodist Beginnings: 1725-1737 - Amy Oden (46:19)
  4. Aldersgate and Its Results: 1738 - Steve Rankin (36:13)
    Methodist History: 1739-1744 - Henry Knight (26:47)
  5. Early Methodist Revival: 1740-1760 - Hoo-Jung Lee (26:02)
    Methodism in Britain: 1760-1791 - Peter Forsaith (25:21) 
  6. The Later Wesleyan Movement - Martin Wellings (32:03)
    The Legacy of Charles Wesley - S T Kimbrough (34:42) 
  7. American Methodism: 1740s-1860s - Douglas M. Strong (31:38)
    African Methodism in Early America - Dennis C. Dickerson (24:44)
  8. Holiness and Missions in 19th & 20th Centuries - Steven O’Malley (59:59)
  9. Methodism in Europe - Patrick Streiff (38:09)
    In China, Japan and Korea - Gunshik Shim (19:40)
    In India, Philippines and Oceania - Luther J. Oconer (15:23)
  10. Methodism in Africa - Jimmy Dube/Patrick Matsikenyiri (27:43)
    In Latin America and the Caribbean - Paulo Ayres Mattos (21:08)
    In Russia and Eurasia - Sergei V. Nikolaev (20:16)
  11. Methodist Social Concerns - Wendy Deichmann Edwards (40:08)
    Global Methodism - Robert Hunt (17:25)
  12. Two Case Studies:
    From Mission to Missionary Church - Kirsten Sonkyo Oh (19:04)
    The Conscience of Methodism - William B. McClain (30:02)

 

Audience

These courses are more academic than other Wesley Ministry Network courses because they are intended for the training of clergy and other church leaders. These courses are suitable for any group that wants to look in-depth at Methodist history, doctrine, and evangelism. There is a lay education version that condenses the content into lessons that foster conversation and spiritual growth for lay groups.

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