Wesley and Methodist Studies
Editors: William Gibson, Oxford Brookes University
Geordan Hammond, Manchester Wesley Research Centre and Nazarene Theological College
Assistant Editors: Rachel Cope, Brigham Young University
Joseph W. Cunningham, Saginaw Valley State University
Kenneth M. Loyer, Otterbein United Methodist Church of Spry and United Theological Seminary
Book Reviews Editor: Martin Wellings, World Methodist Historical Society
Wesley and Methodist Studies (WMS) publishes peer-reviewed essays that examine the life and work of John and Charles Wesley, their contemporaries (proponents or opponents) in the eighteenth-century Evangelical Revival, their historical and theological antecedents, their successors in the Wesleyan tradition, and studies of the Wesleyan and Evangelical traditions today. Its primary historical scope is the eighteenth century to the present; however, WMS will publish essays that explore the historical and theological antecedents of the Wesleys (including work on Samuel and Susanna Wesley), Methodism, and the Evangelical Revival. WMS has a dual and broad focus on both history and theology. Its aim is to present significant scholarly contributions that shed light on historical and theological understandings of Methodism broadly conceived. Essays within the thematic scope of WMS from the disciplinary perspectives of literature, philosophy, education and cognate disciplines are welcome. WMS is a collaborative project of the Manchester Wesley Research Centre and The Oxford Centre for Methodism and Church History, Oxford Brookes University and is published annually by Penn State University Press.
*Volume 6 can be purchased now via the Paternoster Periodicals website.
Volume 6 (Jan. 2014): Contents
John W. Wright, ‘Use’ and ‘Enjoy’ in John Wesley: John Wesley’s Participation within the Augustinian Tradition
J. Gregory Crofford, ‘Grace to All did Freely Move’: Thoughts on Charles Wesley’s 1741/42 Hymns on God’s Everlasting Love
Isabel Rivers, Thomas Jackson (1783–1873), Book Collector, Editor, and Tutor
Roger Standing, Charles Garrett and the Birth of the Wesleyan Central Mission Movement
Randy L. Maddox, John Wesley’s Earliest Published Defence of the Emerging Revival in Bristol
Clive D. Field, Anti-Methodist Publications of the Eighteenth Century: A Supplemental Bibliography
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Notes for Contributors
The suggested length for essays is 6,000-8,000 words including footnotes, although shorter and slightly longer papers will be considered. WMS occasionally publishes short papers given at a conference session (preferably all of the papers presented at a given session). Notes and documents relating to important new discoveries in the field and transcriptions of primary documents will also be considered. Submissions should be made via our Editorial Manager site. References should appear as footnotes and follow the conventions of New Hart’s Rules (Oxford, 2005). Prospective authors should follow this link for detailed guidelines.
WMS is currently accepting submissions for future volumes.
Book review queries should be addressed to the Book Reviews Editor, Martin Wellings at: email@example.com
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The Johns Hopkins University Press handles subscriptions for WMS. Subscriptions can be ordered here. Further details about contacting and ordering journals from JHUP can be found here. Online subscriptions are available through JSTOR (www.jstor.org). See also the flyer for WMS with information on subscribing.
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J. Kwabena Asamoah-Gyadu, Trinity Theological Seminary, Ghana
Paul W. Chilcote, Ashland Theological Seminary, USA
Kenneth J. Collins, Asbury Theological Seminary, USA
Joanna Cruickshank, Deakin University, Australia
Dennis C. Dickerson, Vanderbilt University, USA
Peter S. Forsaith, Oxford Brookes University, UK
Richard P. Heitzenrater, Duke Divinity School, USA
Phyllis Mack, Rutgers University, USA
Randy L. Maddox, Duke Divinity School, USA
Mark H. Mann, Point Loma Nazarene University, USA
Herbert B. McGonigle, Nazarene Theological College, UK
Philip Meadows, Inspire Network, UK
Thomas A. Noble, Nazarene Theological Seminary, USA
Peter B. Nockles, The John Rylands Library, UK
Glen O'Brien, Booth College, Australia
Isabel Rivers, Queen Mary University of London, UK
Jason E. Vickers, United Theological Seminary, USA
Karen B. Westerfield Tucker, Boston University School of Theology, USA
Eryn M. White, Aberystwyth University, UK