A comprehensive reference presenting a spectrum of Wesleyan thought on major theological themes. Offering definitions on a range of topics from "aesthetics" to "Zionism," this outstanding resource features more than 360 articles penned by respected scholars representing over 20 countries. Its global and denominational diversity is sure to appeal to pastors, laypersons, students, and teachers. 608 pages, hardcover from Beacon Hill.
Representing over 20 countries and numerous Wesleyan denominations, the Global Wesleyan Dictionary of Theology is a collaborative achievement of more than 100 Wesleyan scholars. Its global and denominational diversity is reflected in more than 360 articles encompassing a broad range of topics. Designed for clergy, laypersons, university students, and church teachers, this work is arranged for ease in cross-referencing and to assist in further study.From aesthetics to Zionism this dictionary provides definitions of major theological themes and, as appropriate, a Wesleyan assessment of each. It contains a comprehensive statement of Wesleyan theology and tradition, as set within the broader framework of classical Christian faith and practice. An outstanding resource, this book mirrors the global character of the church, highlighting throughout its wide-ranging coverage the theme of the church in mission.ReviewsI recommend this book for teachers and learners alike, whether one is a follower of the Methodist way or a curious interlocutor.-Amy Laura Hall, Associate Professor, Duke UniversityThis remarkable book will compel many thoughtful readers throughout the world to look afresh at their own understanding of ministry and spirituality. The book has both insight and foresight.-Beauty R. Maenzanise, Dean, Faculty of Theology, Africa University
AL TRUESDALE is emeritus professor of Philosophy of Religion and Christian Ethics at Nazarene Theological Seminary. He has earned degrees from Trevecca Nazarene University, Nazarene Theological Seminary, and Emory University. Truesdale has published numerous articles and books, including With Cords of Love. He and his wife, Esther, live in the historic South Caroline low country.