Indexing —Wesleyan Beliefs—
I’m awaiting page proofs of a new book entitled Wesleyan Beliefs: Formal and Popular Expressions of the Core Beliefs of Wesleyan Communities, due out from Kingswood Books this fall.
A Campbell Journey
Tuckapaw Media has released A Campbell Journey, by Ted A. Campbell. The motto of the Campbell family is ne obliviscaris, “Do not forget.” A Campbell Journey chronicles a branch of the Campbell family from its immigrant ancestor to Virginia, Malcolm Campbell (ca. 1715 - 1764) to Elam Campbell of Beaumont, Texas (1898-1995). It describes some of the colorful men and women of this family through a period of two and a half centuries.
Author Ted A. Campbell serves as Associate Professor of Church History at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. He is a ninth-generation descendant of Malcolm Campbell, with whom this book begins, and is the grandson of Elam Campbell, with whom the book ends.
The book is available for free download and also for purchase at the following locations:
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Why “Protestant and Related Churches”?
When I was growing up in Texas, you were either Protestant or Catholic. Life is more complicated, though. In The Gospel in Christian Traditions, I deal with a wide range of churches, including a chapter on “Protestant and Related Churches.” Why the awkward expression?
For one thing, many Anglicans don’t like to be classified as “Protestants” — they point out that the Church of England existed long before the Reformation. But then again, that’s also true of the Waldensian Church and of the Moravian Church, insofar as the latter grew from the pre-Reformation Unitas Fratrum in Bohemia. One might even include the ancient Mar Thomas of Church of India, which is a very ancient Christian community significantly influenced by Anglicanism.
So for the third chapter of The Gospel in Christian Traditions, I decided to go with this awkward construction, “Protestant and Related Churches,” even including Methodist churches, which might also have gone into the category of “Evaneglical Christian Communities” in chapter four.
Blessings to all in the New (civil) Year,
New Book: The Gospel in Christian Traditions
Oxford University Press, New York, has just released my book on The Gospel in Christian Traditions. The OUP web page for the book is:
The book carries the publication date of 2009, but it has been available since November 2008.
This is my blog about renewal in Methodist churches.
This is the web site for my little book on Christian Mysteries.