The reference for the chapter I wrote in this book is:
A world faith Forster, DA, in Shier Jones, A and Curran, L (eds.) Methodist Present Potential (2009:136-162), London: Epworth Press.
In this chapter I discuss how Methodism has taken on different shapes in different contexts across the globe, while still maintaining a common theological identity. The example that I discuss is the appropriation of John Wesley's concept of 'social holiness' in the Methodist Church of Southern Africa's fight against Apartheid.
Here's some information from Amazon.
This book is a dialogue between the present and the past - for the sake of the future. Ten years after the publication of "Methodism and the Future" a new generation of scholars and church leaders reflect on the tradition that they have inherited.
And here's some information from the Publishers website, Epworth Press.
Methodist Present Potential is for everyone concerned with the future of Methodism given the threatened demise of the Church in the 21st century.
This book is a dialogue between the present and the past – for the sake of the future. Ten years after the publication of Methodism and the Future a new generation of scholars and church leaders reflect on the tradition that they have inherited.
The book explores the potential of Methodism's approach to: mission and evangelism, Scripture, the sacraments, race and gender, church structures and discipline, ecumenism and the world Church.
This is a great resource for Wesleyan and Methodist Christians, there is enough information to engage the more astute theological mind, and enough variety and inspiration to enliven the casual reader. You can read my original post on this book here.
Among the contributors are: Angela Shier Jones, Luke Curran, Richard Heitzenrater, Clive Marsh, Jane Craske, Jonathan Dean, Martin Ramsden, Karen Jobson, Shirlyn Toppin, Rachel Deigh and Dion Forster.
Please feel free to engage me on the chapter! I'd love to hear your feedback and thoughts.