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Aldersgate Papers Vol. 10

Benzie , Peter; Coates, Gregory R.; Frappell, Samantha; Hein, Jennifer; Hilliard, David; Hopgood, Donald J. ; Livermore, Amber; Noakes, David; O'Brien, Glen; Roberts, Campbell and Young, Norman J. (2012) Aldersgate Papers Vol. 10. Australasian Centre for Wesleyan Research, Brisbane.

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This journal incldes a collection of papers connected to the project to create a national history of Australian Methodism led by Professor Hilary Carey and Glen O'Brien with the assistance of Dr. Troy Duncan. While there have been good state-based studies, there has not been an attempt at a national history of Methodism since the first decade of the twentieth century. The model adopted was to run a series of scholarly conferences (Wesley College, University of Sydney, 2010; Queen’s College University of Melbourne, 2011; Adelaide College of Divinity, 2012) and to invite scholars to present papers, many of which would form drafts of chapters in the final work. One very pleasing side product of such an exercise was the stimulation of research related to the book project without being part of the final volume. Hearing of the project the Historical Society of the Uniting Church in South Australia dedicated its November 2011 meeting in Adelaide to the project and two of the articles published here were presented on that day – David Hilliard’s updated survey of South Australian Methodism via a revisiting of Arnold Hunt’s landmark study This Side of Heaven, and former Minister for Education, Donald Hopgood’s study of Methodists in South Australian politics. Samantha Frappell’s insightful article on Methodists and six o’clock closing and Norman Young’s review of Methodist ministerial training both began as papers at the Queen’s College workshop in December 2011. An earlier version of Glen O'Brien's paper on Methodism and the Great War was delivered at the Religious History Association meeting in Fremantle, Western Australia in July 2009 and sparked discussion with Hilary Carey about the need for a new scholarly history of Australian Methodism.
The ACWR has become closely related to this project being among the financial contributors. The second collection of articles in this issue is the fruit of the Fourth Annual ACWR Conference held at East City Wesleyan Church, Auckland, New Zealand in August 2012 around the theme Wesleyans and the Mission of God. None of the Conference papers were peer reviewed, though each one went through a careful process of editorial review and comment including input from our international editorial board. The first three articles of this issue, including Greg Coates’ insightful survey of Wesley’s political theology, were peer reviewed by external readers.

Item Type: Other
Repository Version: Published Version
Keywords: Wesleyan and Methodist Studies, History of Methodism, History of Australian Methodism, Australian religious history, Wesleyn theology
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9504 Religion and Ethics > 950406 Religious Traditions (excl. Structures and Rituals)
Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
Subjects: C - Church History
Ministry Studies
College/Association with University of Divinity: SABC: Salvation Army Booth College
Depositing User: Rev Associate Professor Glen O'Brien
Date Deposited: 11 May 2016 03:05
Last Modified: 11 May 2016 03:05
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1970

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