This work provides a comprehensive and concise guide to Methodism in Britain and Ireland, in all its varied branches. The editor has assembled a team of scholars who provide authoritative entries on Methodist origins, history, theology, spirituality and polity. The text also contains a welath of biographical entries, ranging from 18th-century figures to those of modern times. Methodism's ecumenical relationships - with the Church of England, the Free Churches and Roman Catholicism - are covered, and the reader will find definitions of all the technical terms used in the Methodist movement. The entries are fully cross-referenced and include a select guide to further reading.