This semester I am looking forward to an independent study with Dr. Ted Campbell in the history of American Methodism. My first assignment is to come up with a proposed reading list for the semester. Here is what I have so far:

Methodism and the Shaping of American CultureNathan Hatch and John Wigger, eds.

Perspectives on American Methodism: Interpretive EssaysRichey, Rowe, and Schmidt, eds.

The Methodist Conference in America (Kingswood Series)Russell E. Richey

The Story of American Methodism: A History of the United Methodists and Their RelationsFrederick Norwood

Taking Heaven by Storm: Methodism and the Rise of Popular Christianity in AmericaJohn H. Wigger

Early Methodist Life and SpiritualityLester Ruth

A Little Heaven Below: Worship at Early Methodist Quarterly MeetingsLester Ruth

The Methodists and Revolutionary America, 1760-1800: The Shaping of an Evangelical CultureDee E. Andrews

Methodism: Empire of the SpiritDavid Hempton

The Methodist Experience in America: A SourcebookRichey, Rowe, and Schmidt

Other than the source book above, I will also be adding several primary source readings:

A Compendious History of American Methodism Abel Stevens

Doctrine and Discipline the one that is annotated by Asbury and Coke

Selections from The Journal and Letters of Francis Asbury

The Sunday Service

This should be a great class!

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