Methodist and Radical

Rejuvenating a Tradition

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Methodist and Radical
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Published January 2004

The thoughts and beliefs of John Wesley and the Early Methodist traditions are frequently related to recent progressive tendencies in theology. There are numerous parallels between contemporary interests in people at the margins and Wesley's concern for poor people and his commitments to the sick and imprisoned. In this volume, contributors from diverse backgrounds in the United States and around the globe reflect on radical and liberation traditions in Methodism in their own context. In conversation with contemporary Methodism and the Wesleyan heritage, each chapter focuses on the question of how radical and liberation traditions provide new visions for the present and future of the church.

Contributors: Jose Miguez Bonino, Rebecca S. Chopp, Stephen G. Hatcher, Jione Havea, Theodore Jennings, Jr., Cedric Mayson, Mercy Amba Oduyoye, Andrew Sung Park, Jong Chun Park, Harold J. Recinos, Joerg Rieger, John J. Vincent, and Josiah U. Young, III.

About the Authors

Joerg Rieger

Joerg Rieger (PhD, Duke University) is Wendland-Cook Professor of Constructive Theology at Perkins School of Theology, SMU. An internationally recognized scholar and activist, he has engaged in questions of liberation, theology and economics for over two decades, addressing the relation of theology to public life. Rieger is the author of many books includingOccupy Religion (with Kwok Pui-lan), Grace under Pressure, Globalization and Theology, No Rising Tide, Christ and Empire, God and the Excluded and Remember the Poor. He is also the coauthor of Beyond the Spirit of Empire: New Perspectives in Politics and Religion with Brazilian theologian Jung Mo Sung and Argentinian theologian Nestor Miguez. Rieger has lectured throughout the U.S. as well as internationally, including presentations in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, the Netherlands, Belgium, England, Russia, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico and China. In the Dallas area, he is active in the religion and labor movement as a member of the steering committee of Jobs with Justice and a co-founder of the Workers' Rights Board.

John Vincent

John Vincent is founder and Director Emeritus of the Urban Theology Unit, and Honorary Lecturer at Sheffield University, UK