Being Methodist in the Bible Belt: A Theological Survival Guide for Youth, Parents, and Other Confused Methodists

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Westminster John Knox Press, 2004 M01 1 - 112 pages
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This Methodist counterpart to Being Presbyterian in the Bible Belt is designed to help readers understand their own faith in the light of the dominant forces of evangelicalism and fundamentalism in the Bible Belt.
 

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If you would like to know more about the Methodist church this book is what you need. The description of the book is right on target. Its an easy read and Mr. Joyner makes great use of the sideboards ... Read full review

Contents

The House
1
The Oops
8
The People
16
The Book
24
The Guide
33
The Start
41
The Means
49
The Doing
58
The Way
65
The Others
73
Notes
79
Copyright

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Page 86 - Baptism is not only a sign of profession, and mark of difference, whereby Christian men are discerned from others that be not christened ; but it is also a sign of regeneration, or new birth, whereby, as by an instrument, they that receive Baptism rightly are grafted into the Church...
Page 89 - Whosoever, through his private judgment, willingly and purposely, doth openly break the Traditions and Ceremonies of the Church, which be not repugnant to the Word of God, and be ordained and approved by common authority, ought to be rebuked openly...
Page 82 - I. Of Faith in the Holy Trinity. There is but one living and true God, everlasting, without body, parts, or passions; of infinite power, wisdom, and goodness; the Maker, and Preserver of all things both visible and invisible. And in unity of this Godhead there be three Persons, of one substance, power, and eternity; the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost.
Page 81 - The condition of man, after the fall of Adam, is such, that he cannot turn and prepare himself, by his own natural strength and good works, to faith, and calling upon God : wherefore we have no power to do good works pleasant and acceptable to God, without the grace of God by Christ preventing us, that we may have a good will, and working with us, when we have that good will.
Page 83 - HOLY Scripture containeth all things necessary to salvation : so that whatsoever is not read therein, nor may be proved thereby, is not to be required of any man, that it should be believed as an Article of the Faith, or be thought requisite or necessary to salvation.
Page 81 - Original Sin standeth not in the following of Adam, ( as the Pelagians do vainly talk; ) but it is the fault and corruption of the Nature of every man, that naturally is engendered of the offspring of Adam...

About the author (2004)

F. Belton Joyner Jr. teaches courses on Methodist history and Wesleyan theology at Duke Divinity School.

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