January 2011

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Call for Proposals

This Group solicits proposals relating to the following themes:

  • Eschatology in Wesleyan and Methodist traditions — how should the spiritual descendants of John and Charles Wesley think about the Christian hope? What does the traditional creedal affirmation that Jesus “will come to judge the quick and the dead” have to do with Wesleyan movements for social justice and social reform? Papers are invited that explore the connections between Christological affirmations, eschatological expectations, and efforts at concrete social reform in Wesleyan and Methodist theological traditions
  • What is distinctive about Methodist ecclesiology? — papers are invited that respond to this question with attention to formal expressions, practices, institutions, or mission and ministry from all branches of the Wesleyan/Methodist family. Presentations from the perspective of other traditions and especially from the perspective of ecumenical conversations — including bilateral dialogues — addressing Wesleyan/Methodist ecclesiological issues or problems posed by Methodist ecclesial practices or formulations are encouraged (for a possible cosponsored session with the Ecclesiological Investigations Group)


This Group seeks to promote the critical understanding and appropriation of Wesleyan traditions. Our sessions are purposefully structured to encourage not only historical/ sociological studies, but also theological reflection — critique and extension. We understand Wesleyan traditions to include Methodist, Holiness, and other related strands of Christian tradition.

Anonymity of Review Process

Proposer names are visible to Chairs but anonymous to Steering Committee Members.


Rex D. Matthews
Emory University
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Priscilla Pope-Levison
Seattle Pacific University
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Method of Submission


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