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In a humorous yet respectful style, Joyner takes the reader through illuminating questions and answers on United Methodist terms and beliefs on God, Jesus, the Bible, the church, salvation, and more. Examples of Joyner's questions include "Why did Jesus have to die?" "Who was John Wesley, and who were all those other figures?" "Is the Bible infallible?" "What is The Book of Discipline?"
This revised edition includes new sections on United Methodism as a global church, United Methodist ministries beyond the congregation, and United Methodist theology in conversation with other Christian traditions. It has also been updated to reflect recent changes to The Book of Discipline and the orders of ministry.
The book's question-and-answer format easily lends itself to use in Sunday school classes and also works for individual study. From new recruits to lifelong United Methodists, readers will gain a lively sense of what is special and important about their denominational home.
Number of Pages: 138
Vendor: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication Date: 2015
|Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)|
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F. Belton Joyner Jr. is a retired United Methodist pastor who teaches courses in Methodist history and Wesleyan Theology at Duke Divinity School in Durham, North Carolina. He sits on the Judicial Council, the United Methodist Church's "Supreme Court," which interprets church law and determines constitutionality of proceedings at all levels of church life. In addition to writing United Methodist Questions, United Methodist Answers, Joyner is the author of Being United Methodist in the Bible Belt, also available from Westminster John Knox Press.