This Unit seeks to promote the critical understanding and appropriation of Wesleyan and Methodist traditions. Our sessions are purposefully structured to encourage not only historical/sociological studies, but also theological reflection, critique, and extension. We understand Wesleyan traditions to include Methodist, Holiness, and other related strands of Christian tradition.
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Wesleyan and Methodist Studies Unit
Call for Proposals
For 2021, the Wesleyan and Methodist Studies Unit does not seek new proposals, but will hold two postponed panels from 2020.
-Wesleyan/Methodist Theology and Social Justice
-Women in the Wesley/Methodist Traditions
Statement of Purpose
Steering Committee Members
Jung Choi, North Carolina Wesleyan College1/1/2020 - 12/31/2025
Dion Forster, Stellenbosch University1/1/2016 - 12/31/2021
Geordan Hammond, Nazarene Theological College1/1/2018 - 12/31/2023
Laceye Warner, Duke University1/1/2020 - 12/31/2025
Edward Wimberly, Interdenominational Theological Center1/1/2017 - 12/31/2022
The unit's sessions for 2021 were posted from the 2020 Annual Meeting. Papers have already been selected. New proposals will not be received or reviewed.
Proposer names are visible to chairs but anonymous to steering committee members
Review Process Comments
We followed standard AAR procedures to insure blind review of the paper proposals. Co-chairs were able to access demographic information to inform the steering committee about issues of representation without revealing names of proposers. This did not end up being a significant factor in our eventual selections. As we noted with respect to the session on Dr James Cone, we had to deal with three presenters chosen through the blind selection process who represented only Euro-American and European perspectives, and we tried to balance this with both a session chair and a respondent who represented African-American Wesleyan and Methodist traditions.