Resources

The following list contains links to a number of online resources which the editors of Methodist Review believe may be of particular interest to its readers. Methodist Review provides these links as a convenience and for informational purposes only. Please note that the inclusion of a link in the list below does not constitute and should not be construed as implying endorsement or approval thereof by this journal. Methodist Review explicitly disclaims any and all responsibility, legal or otherwise, for the content of any link listed here. Suggested additions to this list should be directed to the Managing Editor.

Wesleyan and Methodist Studies

  • Center for Studies in the Wesleyan Tradition, Duke Divinity School

    Provides a variety of electronic resources, including online editions of John Wesley's poetry and hymn collections, John Wesley's undisputed verse, and Charles Wesley's verse (now inluding all the surviving verse left in manuscript at his death). It also has an extensive list of links to other online resources and websites related to Wesleyan and Methodist Studies.

  • Asbury Theological Seminary’s ePlace

    Provides a digital collection of research and writing managed by the B.L. Fisher Library of Asbury Theological Seminary. Among the growing collection of materials available here are the publications of First Fruits Press, the free open-access academic press of Asbury Theological Seminary, including the most recent edition of Kenneth J. Collins, ed., "A Wesley Bibliography" in .pdf, Kindle, and eBook forms.

  • Wesley Center Online, Northwest Nazarene University

    Provides a wide range of electronic resources, including digital versions of many of the works of John and Charles Wesley and numerous other works related to the Wesleyan and Holiness traditions. Of particular interest is informaton about the activities of the Wesleyan Theological Society and the digital archive of the Wesleyan Theological Journal.

  • Methodist Archives and Research Centre, John Rylands University Library (MARC)

    Provides access to numerous electronic resources related to Wesleyan and Methodist Studies, especially through the Online Virtual Library. Established by the Methodist Church of Great Britain in 1961 to house the Connexional records of the Church.

  • Manchester Wesley Research Centre (MWRC)

    Provides information about the programs and activities and access to scholarly papers produced by staff and associates of the MWRC, which promotes and supports research in the life and work of John and Charles Wesley, their contemporaries in the 18th century Evangelical Revival, their historical and theological antecedents, and contemporary scholarship in the Wesleyan and Evangelical tradition.

  • Oxford Centre for Methodism and Church History (OCMCH) 

    Provides resources for scholars working in Wesleyan and Methodist studies, including the Wesley Historical Society library and the Methodist Church Collection of Modern Christian Art.

  • The Australasian Centre for Wesleyan Research (ACWR)  

    A working partnership formed by a number of Wesleyan theological institutions throughout Australia and New Zealand, the ACWR promotes and supports research on the life, work and times of John and Charles Wesley, their historical and theological antecedents, their successors in the Wesleyan tradition, and contemporary scholarship in the Wesleyan tradition.

  • UMC General Board of Higher Education and Ministry  

    Provides information about GBHEM activities and print publications and access to numerous electronic resources and documents produced by GBHEM. Of particular interest is the Quarterly Review Archive which makes available the digital version of the entire run of Quarterly Review: A Journal of Theological Resources for Ministry, published jointly by GBHEM and The United Methodist Publishing House from 1980 through 2005.

  • UMC General Board of Global Ministries  

    Provides extensive list of links to organizations and agencies of the UMC, UM-related publications, and resources for UM history, doctrine and theology. The section on The Wesleys and Their Times provides numerous works by and about Samuel, Susanna, John & Charles Wesley in digital form, along with links to a large library of historical images.

  • UMC General Commission on Archives and History  

    Provides information about GCAH activities and publications and contains links to a wide variety of electronic resources related to Wesleyan and Methodist Studies. GCAH has recently made available online the archives of the journal Methodist History

Provides information about the activities and publications of the society, including Methodist History, a quarterly journal of scholarly articles and book reviews on the history of the Methodist movement, and Historian's Digest, a quarterly newsletter for society members.

Provides information about WHS activities and publications, including a link to the online version of the Dictionary of Methodism in Britain and Ireland, which is an expanded version of the printed volume published by the Epworth Press in 2000 and has been produced by permission of the copyright holders, the Methodist Publishing House [UK]. The Proceedings of the Wesley Historical Society, from Volume 1 (1897) to Volume 55 (2006), have recently been digitized and are now available for free online access.

  • Charles Wesley Society

    Provides information about CWS activities and publications, including its annual meeting, and offers a helpful list of links to other related resources.
  • Wesleyan Theological Society

    Provides information about WTS activities and publications, including its annual meeting, and offers a helpful list of links to other related resources.
  • Oxford Institute of Methodist Theological Studies

    Provides information about past and future meetings of the Oxford Institute, including online versions of many papers presented at sessions of the Institute since the first session in 1958.
  • The American Methodism Project

    Provides free access to a digitized collection of interdisciplinary and historical materials related to American Methodism. The project is a partnership between the United Methodist-related seminary libraries, the Internet Archive, the United Methodist Commission on Archives and History, and the Methodist Librarians Fellowship. The project focuses upon described and published materials of American Methodism that are of value to researchers. Of particular note is the recently digitized version of Nolan B. Harmon, ed., Encyclopedia of World Methodism, available here: EWM Volume 1 and EWM Volume 2.

  • Didache: Faithful Teaching

    An open access, interdisciplinary online academic journal that explores the intersections of Christian conviction, culture and education for the Church of the Nazarene and other international Wesleyan communities in higher education. Sponsored by the International Board of Education of the Church of the Nazarene, in cooperation with Nazarene Theological Seminary.
  • United Methodist Studies: Basic Bibliographies

    Downloadable version of the 6th revised edition of this valuable work, compiled and edited by Christopher J. Anderson.

General Resources

  • The Chicago Manual of Style Online

    Offers free access to the Chicago-Style Citation Quick Guide, which provides clear examples of how to use the Chicago-style citation forms preferred by Methodist Review, and to the Chicago Style Q&A, a fully searchable resource about matters of style and usage that is both intertaining and informative. Access to the complete online edition of The Chicago Manual of Style is also available on a subscription basis through this site.

  • Cooperative Digital Resources Initiative (CDRI)

    Provides free access to numerous collections of digital images related to the study of religion, including several focused on or related to the Wesleys and Methodism. Sponsored by the American Theological Library Association and the Association of Theological Schools.

  • Christian Classics Ethereal Library (CCEL)

    Provides free access to an extensive collection of classic Christian writings, including a number of works by or about the Wesleys and other Methodist/Wesleyan figures. [NB: Access is free; site contains advertising.]

  • Reading Religion

    This free service, provided by the American Academy of Religion, offers access to a searchable database of book reviews of works in the wide range of religious studies apart from biblical studies and related disciplines, which are covered by the Review of Biblical Literature (below).

  • Review of Biblical Literature

    This free service, provided by the Society of Biblical Literature, offers access to a searchable database of over 5,000 book reviews of works in biblical studies and related disciplines; a subscription service (also free) is available offering email notification of the publication of new reviews in specified fields or areas.

  • Arts & Letters Daily

    This free service, provided by The Chronicle of Higher Education, is widely regarded as the Internet's best source for culture and ideas, drawing together many of the most important news stories, critical reviews, political essays, and commentaries published online; it also provides links to an extraordinary variety of international newspapers, magazines, journals, columnists, webblogs, online radio stations, and the like. [NB: Access is free; site contains advertising.]

  • LibrarySpot.com

    A free virtual library resource center that brings together in one place links to many of the best available online library and reference resources and provides access to a host of generally useful reference and research tools. [NB: Access is free; site contains advertising.]

  • Refdesk.com

    Provides free access to an almost incredible range of online dictionaries, encyclopedias, and myriad other reference sources, including the day's leading news stories, popular search engines, and much more. [NB: Access is free; site contains advertising.]
  • Encyclopedia.com

    Provides free access to nearly 200,000 citeable reference articles from credible, published sources along with more than 50,000 topic summaries featuring related pictures, videos, and newspaper and magazine articles from around the world. [NB: Access is free; site contains advertising.]