The Story of The Wesleyan Church

The Story of The Wesleyan Church

By: Keith Drury, Robert Black

Publication date: November 2012
SKU: 9780898277289

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From its fiery revivalists to socially conscious reformers, The Wesleyan Church is a movement with a rich tradition and inspiring history in America. Robert Black and Keith Drury trace the church's heritage from its roots in European and American Methodism, through the 1968 merger of the Wesleyan Methodist and Pilgrim Holiness Churches, all the way to recent historic events. With a contemporary, conversational style, The Story of the Wesleyan Church offers a reader-friendly narrative of the growth and development of the church. Photographs throughout the book, with detailed captions, provide a journalistic map for easy access. The coauthors each represent one of the major faith streams that came together to form the church in 1968, weaving Pilgrim Holiness and Wesleyan Methodist threads into a single, colorful tapestry that both represents the history and anticipates the future of The Wesleyan Church. Pastors, students, and others interested in what God is doing in the world will not want to miss this narrative history. Let God's past faithfulness inspire your work toward the future!

Pages: 320
Language: English
Publisher: Wesleyan Publishing House
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Keith Drury


Keith Drury is a professor of religion at Indiana Wesleyan University. He is author of more than a dozen books on practical spirituality, including Holiness for Ordinary People, now in its 25th anniversary edition, and Common Ground, and is coauthor of Ageless Faith and The Story of The Wesleyan Church.