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
Early Methodist Life and SpiritualityLester Ruth
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!