Methodism: A Discipleship Movement Built for Engagement
The thirteenth Oxford Institute of
Methodist Theological Studies met at Christ Church, Oxford, in 2013, to
consider “Wesleyan Communities and the World Beyond Christianity.” The leaders
of the Institute were clear from the beginning that by “the world beyond Christianity”
we did not mean only our engagement with non-Christian peoples but also our
engagement with governments, with nongovernmental organizations, and other ways
in which Wesleyan communities have interacted with individuals and communities
who do not explicitly profess Christian faith. The plenary papers from the
Institute included in this volume illustrate this range of Wesleyan and
Methodist interaction with worlds beyond Christianity.
Foundery Books is an imprint of the General Board of
Higher Education and Ministry of The United Methodist Church. These books are
clearly and accessibly written by Methodist/Wesleyan experts, with an emphasis
on church life and ministry. Representing the rich diversity of the church,
Wesley’s Foundery Books offer a disciplined and balanced approach.