An Introduction to World Methodism
- Publisher 9780521521703
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About "An Introduction to World Methodism"
With over 75 million currently practicing Methodists worldwide, this book treats Methodism as a global religious tradition, examining its rich diversity as well as the core beliefs and attitudes that all Methodists share. It serves as an introduction to the patterns of Methodist life, demonstrating how the religion has developed from British and American roots in different cultural contexts. In addition to the lasting traditions of John and Charles Wesley, An Introduction to Methodism reflects the on-going contribution of Methodism to the ecumenical movement and inter-religious relations. Its analysis includes abundant resources encouraging further study. Kenneth Cracknell is Professor of Theology and Global Studies at Brite Divinity School, Fort Worth, Texas. He has been a theological teacher in Nigeria, a Methodist pastor in Britain, and Director of Interfaith Relations for the British Council of Churches. He has also been a consultant to the World Council of Churches on interfaith
Meet the Authors
Kenneth Cracknell is Professor of Theology and Global Studies at the Brite Divinity School, Fort Worth, Texas, and was previously President of the Cambridge Theological Federation, UK.
Susan J. White is Harold L. and Alberta H. Lunger Professor of Spiritual Resources and Disciplines at Brite Divinity School, Texas Christian University. She is the author of The Spirit of Worship: The Liturgical Tradition (2000) and Christian Worship and Technological Change (1997).