“Pietism, Transatlantic Revivalism, and the EUB Legacy in United Methodism”
A historical convocation of the Historical Society of The United Methodist Church, the North Central Jurisdiction Commission of Archives and History, the Wesleyan Historical Society, the Charles Wesley Society and the General Commission of Archives and History. Hosted by The West Ohio Commission of Archives and History and United Theological Seminary’s Center for Evangelical United Brethren Heritage.
Dates: July 9–12, 2018
United Theological Seminary
4501 Denlinger Rd.
Dayton, OH 45426
Sample topics to explore include:
• Revivals in the history of Pietism which resulted in the merging of streams (i.e. the Silesian Revival, the Moravian Pentecost, etc.).
• The meaning of transatlantic revivalism (as a body of scholarship) and its implications for shaping the Evangelical, United Brethren and Methodist traditions.
• Racial inclusion in the Evangelical, United Brethren, and Methodist traditions and the effects of the merger (i.e. the end of the Central Jurisdiction).
• The status and role of women in the Evangelical, United Brethren, and Methodist traditions and the effects of the merger.
• The ties between the broader historical and theological streams of historic Pietism and historic Methodism.
• Various manifestations of cooperation or intersections between the Evangelical, United Brethren and Methodist movements throughout their histories.
• Figures in the history of Pietism whose work inspired the merging of streams or provide insights for understanding Evangelical, United Brethren and Methodist spirituality.
• The doctrine of holiness as a common ground between the Evangelical, United Brethren, and Methodist movements throughout their histories.
• Various issues or challenges surrounding the merger of 1968.
• Leading figures in the EUB Church or the Methodist Church during the merger of 1968.
• The ways by which the EUB tradition shaped or continues to shape United Methodist spirituality.
• EUB legacies in United Methodist theology and practice, for example, in ecclesiology, pneumatology, sacramental theology, missiology, women in ministry, racial inclusivity, women in ministry, church renewal, among others.
• The unfolding story of former EUB congregations, missions, and institutions after 1968.
Paper proposals are due on February 15, 2018.
Send presentation title and proposal synopsis (250-300 words) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Ted Campbell
- Morris Davis
- William C. Davis
- Wendy Deichmann
- Scott Kisker
- Steve O’Malley
- L. Dale Patterson
- Russell Richey
- Ian Straker
- Patricia Thompson
- Jennifer Woodruff-Tait
- and others