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Asbury Journal
Number of Followers: 8  

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ISSN (Print) 1090-5642
Published by Asbury Theological Seminary Homepage  [2 journals]
  • Books Received

    • PubDate: Wed, 16 Mar 2022 10:54:22 PDT
  • Book Reviews

    • PubDate: Wed, 16 Mar 2022 10:54:20 PDT
  • From the Archives: Gilbert James and the Fight for Interracial Justice-
           The Papers of Gilbert James and The Shelhamer Family Papers

    • Authors: Robert Danielson
      PubDate: Wed, 16 Mar 2022 10:54:17 PDT
  • The Missional Colonization of Phoebe and Walter Palmer: Poetry, Letters,
           and the Young Men’s Missionary Society

    • Authors: Philip F. Hardt
      Abstract: Recent studies of Phoebe and Walter Palmer have focused on their efforts to spread “holiness” while criticizing their apparent disdain of abolitionism. The Palmers, however, believed that colonization was the better approach to both assist free African-Americans and recently emancipated slaves and also to help evangelize the continent of Africa. This article will show their support for both colonization and evangelization through Phoebe’s poems, correspondence from Methodist missionaries to Liberia (some of whom were from Manhattan), and Dr. Palmer’s active role in the Young Men’s Missionary Society.
      PubDate: Wed, 16 Mar 2022 10:54:15 PDT
  • The Integration of Black Students at Asbury Theological Seminary

    • Authors: Thomas Hampton
      Abstract: This article explores the process of racial integration at Asbury Theological Seminary, especially through the lens of its African American students, who began taking classes in 1958. Of particular importance is the response of the local community in Wilmore and Jessamine County, Kentucky, which was strongly opposed to the move and led to a shooting incident at the Seminary’s administration building which made national news at the time. With material drawn from an interview with Rev. Douglass Fitch, one of the first two students to a tuned the seminary, it notes how the support of some administrators, Free Methodist students, and E. Stanley Jones all played a role in making this important transition happen, even with some opposing voices on the Board of Trustees. This key aspect of the history of Asbury Theological Seminary is often left as a marginal footnote in official histories, but is here explored in greater detail.
      PubDate: Wed, 16 Mar 2022 10:54:12 PDT
  • Women in the Early Nazarene Mission Among Spanish Speakers: Maye
           McReynolds and Santos Elizondo

    • Authors: Stephanie Rountree
      Abstract: This paper examines the early Nazarene holiness mission among Spanish speakers, specifically focusing on two women foundational for this ministry. It argues that with the example and encouragement of Maye McReynolds before her, Santos Elizondo became a trailblazer and minority voice in implementing holistic mission within Spanish speaking communities in El Paso, Texas and Juarez, Mexico at the turn of the 20th century. Maye McReynolds initiated the Spanish mission of the Church of the Nazarene in Los Angeles, California, where she was instrumental in converting and discipling Santos Elizondo. Elizondo moved out in her own ministry to El Paso, and this paper examines her life and border work there, including her successes and obstacles as a woman and minority in ministry. Finally, there is a discussion of underlying power systems and structures pointing to the importance of developing character within communities. This paper presents a marginalized perspective and examines what the modern Church can learn from the ministry of McReynolds and Elizondo for multicultural ministry.
      PubDate: Wed, 16 Mar 2022 10:54:10 PDT
  • Don’t Touch My Hair: Examining the Natural Hair Movement Among Black

    • Authors: Mercy Langat
      Abstract: The natural hair movement among Black women has shown that aesthetic practices and rituals related to hair often serve as embodied methods of resistance for many Black women. These practices also reflect a dimension of their spirituality that is often unrecognized. This paper historically examines political, cultural, and religious meanings of hair within the Black community. The Nazarite vow and the Imago Dei concepts are utilized to understand the biblical and spiritual significance of hair Engaging scripture and theology with daily concerns, such as hair, rituals. Engaging scripture and theology with daily concerns, such as hair, is an important part of the task of public theology, and this article hopes to encourage more attempts to think theologically about how Black women, as well as other Christians, choose to live out their spiritual lives even in rather ordinary events. Our identity is connected to many seemingly ordinary aspects of life, and there is a need to think theologically about everything that connects with our personal and communal identity.
      PubDate: Wed, 16 Mar 2022 10:54:07 PDT
  • SBMS: A Visual Exploration of Liberian Identity

    • Authors: Gabriel B. Tait
      Abstract: This article explores the use of visuals by missionaries and social scientists to communicate their encounters in sub-Saharan Africa. It offers an alternative perspective by incorporating the Sight Beyond My Sight (SBMS) visual research methodology created by Gabriel Tait. SBMS is a participant research method that employs photography as a way to understand culture and identity. The implications of this body of work, and the method it provides, presents a much-needed contextual lens for missionaries, visual ethnographers, and general persons who are interested in communicating their contexts in partnership with the cultures they are encountering and impacting. The implication of this work is a more accurate representation of the identities of the people they are working alongside.
      PubDate: Wed, 16 Mar 2022 10:54:05 PDT
  • The “Black Experience” as Preparation for Participation in
           Global Partnerships

    • Authors: Cynthia A. Talley
      Abstract: The lived experiences of African Americans, along with their reliance on God, serve as preparation for participation in global mission partnerships. The “Black Experience,” characterized by suffering, dehumanization, violence, and survival has provided the African American community with a toolkit that can be used to teach others how to survive their own suffering as they too rely on God. Long-term African American missionaries have sent out a clarion call requesting that the African American church step up to the plate and join them in spreading the Gospel message “in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth” (Acts 1:8).
      PubDate: Wed, 16 Mar 2022 10:54:03 PDT
  • The Challenge of Alienation

    • Authors: William E. Pannell
      PubDate: Wed, 16 Mar 2022 10:54:00 PDT
  • From the Editor

    • Authors: Robert Danielson
      PubDate: Wed, 16 Mar 2022 10:53:57 PDT
  • Books Received

    • PubDate: Tue, 16 Nov 2021 14:46:36 PST
  • Book Reviews

    • PubDate: Tue, 16 Nov 2021 14:46:31 PST
  • From the Archives: Phebe Ward Goes to the Mukti Revival- The Papers of
           Ernest F. Ward

    • PubDate: Tue, 16 Nov 2021 14:46:26 PST
  • Escuchando Otras Voces: Más Allá de las Historias de Misiones
           Tradicionales: Un Estudio de Caso de El Salvador

    • Authors: Robert A. Danielson et al.
      Abstract: En su mayor parte, la historia de la misión se ha centrado en el trabajo y el esfuerzo de los misioneros y no tanto en los misionados, aquellas personas y comunidades a las que asistieron. Esta es una falla en el campo que debe corregirse, pero ¿cómo lo logramos' Este artículo propone un proceso de dos pasos. Primero, leyendo de cerca las historias tradicionales y los documentos primarios, podemos enfatizar y resaltar los roles y las voces de los misionados. En segundo lugar, mediante el uso de entrevistas de historia oral podemos capturar pensamientos y actitudes esenciales de personas y comunidades misionadas sobre su experiencia misionera. Este enfoque dual ayuda a equilibrar las perspectivas para brindar una lectura más profunda y compleja de la historia de la misión. En este artículo se utiliza un enfoque de estudio de caso, centrado en la misión del Colegio Bautista, una misión de los Bautistas Americanos) en Santa Ana, El Salvador.
      PubDate: Tue, 16 Nov 2021 14:46:21 PST
  • Listening to Other Voices: Moving Beyond Traditional Mission Histories- A
           Case Study from El Salvador

    • Authors: Robert A. Danielson et al.
      Abstract: For the most part, mission history has focused on the work and effort of missionaries and not as much on the missionized, those people and communities they assisted. this is a flaw in the field which needs to be corrected, but how do we accomplish this' This article proposes a two-step process. First, by closely reading the traditional histories and the primary documents, we can emphasize and highlight the roles and voices of the missionized. Second, by using oral history interviews we can capture essential thoughts and attitudes of missionized people and communities about their mission experience. This dual approach helps balance out the perspectives to give a deeper, more complex reading of mission history. A case study approach is used in this article, focused on the mission of the Colegio Bautista (a mission of the American Baptists) in Santa Ana, El Salvador.
      PubDate: Tue, 16 Nov 2021 14:46:17 PST
  • A Model of Mission by and for the Marginalized: CEZMS Missions to the Deaf

    • Authors: Thomas Hampton
      Abstract: This paper shares the untold stories of three missions to the deaf and mute in India and Sri Lanka. Prior to Indian independence, three of the first schools in the country focused in the deaf were founded by the women of the Church of England Zenana Missionary Society (CEZMS). Their locations were Palamcottah, in Tirunelveli, India, Mylapore, in Chennai, India, and Kaitadi, near Jaffna, Sri Lanka. Each of these schools has adapted over time and continues to serve deaf students today with local leadership. there is a wider interest in the factors which allowed missionary institutions to transition to local leadership and thus survive and thrive in a post-colonial world. These missions include: the Florence Swainson Deaf School in Tirunelveli, India, the Church of South India (CSI) Higher Secondary School for the Deaf in Chennai, India, and the Ceylon School for the Deaf and Blind in Sri Lanka.
      PubDate: Tue, 16 Nov 2021 14:46:11 PST
  • A Methodist Response to Infant Mortality in the 19th Century: Public
           Health, Foundling Hospitals, and Abortion Curbs

    • Authors: Philip F. Hardt
      Abstract: During the 1850s, infant mortality greatly increased in New York City and other large cities. One of the leading physicians to address this problem in New York City was Dr. David Meredith Reese, an active Methodist layman, who was also involved in many other issues of the day: phrenology, colonization, and Bible reading in the schools. In 1857, his Report on Infant Mortality in Large Cities was published in which he both examined its extent and sources and also suggested ways to reduce it. Strikingly, two of his recommendations for its reduction coincided with efforts already underway. For example, his call to restrict abortion, especially among upper-class married women, coincided with the campaign of the American Medical Association (hereafter, AMA) to lobby state legislatures for stricter laws against it. Again, his suggestion that New York City establish at least one foundling hospital for unwanted infants occurred at the same time that two municipal committees were also considering this possibility. Although Reese died in 1860 before any of his recommendations had been fully implemented, he still played a major role, along with other Manhattan physicians, in focusing the public’s attention on this problem.
      PubDate: Tue, 16 Nov 2021 14:46:07 PST
  • Lincoln Among the Methodists

    • Authors: Samuel J. Rogal
      Abstract: While not a professed member of any religious denomination, the relationship between Abraham Lincoln and the Methodist Episcopal Church of his time is important, both in terms of their views on the abolition of slavery and the political rise of the number of Methodists in the United States. This article charts the course of that relationship from before Lincoln’s Presidency, his election campaign against Peter Cartwright ... this was when the rise of Methodism was to have serious implications politically because of thebrapid size, growth, and moral views of the church.
      PubDate: Tue, 16 Nov 2021 14:46:01 PST
  • “The Plain, Old Faith”: Theological Foundations for a Scientifically
           Informed Constructive Doctrine of Original Sin in the Wesleyan Tradition

    • Authors: Logan Patriquin
      Abstract: How should Wesleyans integrate modern understandings of science with theological commitments to the idea of original sin' After offering some historical context for Wesley’s engagement with the doctrine of original sin, this article aims to put contemporary socio- scientific discussions. The authority of scripture is engaged in light of Wesley’s “analogy of faith” and James K. A. Smith’s “Narrative-Arc” theological method. Insights of evolutionary psychology and sociobiology are then combined with Wesley’s understanding of universal human sinfulness and regenerating grace. The article explores Wesley’s holistic theological anthropology and contemporary emergence theory in their respective attempts to understand sin’s nefarious substance and power. Finally, the author notes additional theological considerations and concludes with a call to embrace John Wesley’s “catholic spirit.”
      PubDate: Tue, 16 Nov 2021 14:45:56 PST
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