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WMN302 – Methodist Identity: Our Story

WMN302 – Methodist Identity: Our Story

Course Dates: August 14 – October 9, 2017

What does it mean to be Methodist? In a series of half-hour videos from leading Methodist scholars, Justo Gonzalez leads students through an exploration of the 18th-century Wesleyan revival in England and the growth of Methodism in the United States and around the world. Supplemental videos cover in more detail the rise of Methodism in Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America.

This course explains what it means to be Methodist and will benefit both lifelong Methodists and those coming to Methodism from other traditions.

Lessons Include:

  1. John and Charles Wesley: The Early Years – Paul Chilcote
  2. Methodist Beginnings: 1725-1737 – Amy Oden
  3. Aldersgate and Its Results: 1738 – Steve Rankin
  4. Methodist History: 1739-1744 – Henry Knight
  5. Early Methodist Revival: 1740-1760 –Hoo-Jung Lee
  6. Methodism in Britain: 1760-1791 – Peter Forsaith
  7. The Legacy of Charles Wesley – S. T. Kimbrough
  8. American Methodism: 1740s-1860s – Douglas M. Strong
  9. African Methodism in Early America – Dennis C. Dickerson
  10. The Holiness Movement and Missions – Steven O’Malley
  11. Global Methodism – Robert Hunt
  12. Methodism and Social Holiness – Wendy Deichmann Edwards

2.0 CEUs are available.

Price: $50

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Photo by Fran Walsh, United Methodist Communications

Michael Beardslee

Michael was born and raised near the muddy banks of the Arkansas River in Kansas. Currently working on a PhD (Intercultural Studies) from Fuller Seminary, he has completed prior work in theology at Friends University (B.A.), Pittsburgh Theological Seminary (M.A.), and Trinity International University (Th.M). His current research concerns Christian identity as it regards Christianity’s new, global pluralism. Michael splits his time between study, many hobbies, and spending time with his wife, Sarah, and two girls. Additionally, he serves as an Affiliate Professor with Southwestern College Professional Studies, and leads many of the Wesley Lay Academy classes on BeADisciple.

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