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dc.contributor.authorMeade, Peggy Lorene
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-29T21:19:09Z
dc.date.available2020-09-29T21:19:09Z
dc.date.issued2020-09
dc.identifier.urihttps://dspace.sewanee.edu/handle/11005/21742
dc.description.abstractThe United Methodist church in Central Appalachia--Holston Annual Conference in particular-- is a fractured, multi-cultural, multi-theological entity. This project is an effort to recognize the disparate ideologies involved and educate and unite them toward healing and witness based on the understood theology of our founder John Wesley. This educational model is an attempt at healing an abusive past within the congregations of Central Appalachia. It is based primarily on John Wesley's understanding of Grace as a unifying force that develops and grows over time. With the 1968 Uniting Conference, Methodism appears to have lost a large part of its distinctive expression of Grace and has become enmeshed or enculturated to American religious culture, a culture which, since the "Great Awakening" finds its strength in Calvinist theology. I am proposing an educational model with a pastoral approach to educate, or perhaps re-educate, from the top down to the local church level, Wesley's distinctive idea of Grace as it came to him through Arminius. From both his own writings and current modern scholarship on the Wesleyan theology of Grace, I give a brief outline of how he came to believe and live this theology. Then I develop a brief educational model whose structure is similar to the Wesley small group or society model.
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of the Southen_US
dc.subjectSchool of Theology Thesis 2020en_US
dc.subjectSchool of Theology, University of the Southen_US
dc.subjectHolston Annual Conference, United Methodist Churchen_US
dc.subjectJohn Wesleyen_US
dc.subjectIdeologiesen_US
dc.subjectGraceen_US
dc.titleTeaching Wesleyan Grace in a Fractured Post-Modern Church in Central Appalachiaen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US


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