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Retiring from Methodist Librarian Post: A Tribute to Ken Rowe's Sterling Era of Leadership


Ken Rowe, the Methodist Librarian, is retiring from the Library at the end of the 2001-02 academic year. He has graced Drew University for thirty-two years. His career is nothing short of remarkable. This special issue of Visions is the Library's salute to a talented and valued colleague.

I first shook Ken's hand twenty-seven years ago when I attended my first annual meeting of the American Theological Library Association on the outskirts of Boston, and we have been friends ever since. Even then, he was an imposing scholar-librarian. While known as a budding scholar of Methodist history, he also had a passion for critical bibliographies in all areas of religious studies. Consequently, he founded the ATLA Bibliography Series, and at that meeting in Massachusetts in 1975, he was proudly showing off the first volume. Last year Ken edited and released the 46th volume in that influential series.

Dr. Kenneth E. Rowe

The scholarship of the Drew faculty is known across the country. But dozens of doctoral students and scholars from around the world come to the Drew campus every year--primarily to mine the Methodist collections that he has amassed here. It was his idea – his dream – that was the catalyst and driving force to attract the archives of the United Methodist Church to campus. When combined with Drew's considerable holdings, it became one of the three great centers for the study of Methodism in the world. Hundreds of dissertations, books, and articles have their origins in these collections.

While Dr. Rowe will continue to teach for a few more years, his retirement from the Library marks the end of a sterling era of leadership. Generations of students and scholars to come will continue to honor him by consulting his publications and exploring the rich resources that he collected.

Andrew D. Scrimgeour
Director, University Library

One of America's Foremost Methodist History Scholars

Kenneth E. Rowe is a consummate librarian, bibliographer, editor, historian, and colleague. All the knowledge, skills, and abilities represented by each of these roles have coalesced to form a career of unusual depth and distinction. Clearly we are dealing with a multi-faceted scholar with an abundance of gifts and talents. It has been said that bibliographers are those who build nests in which others hatch their scholarly progeny. In this regard, Ken has supplied many a scholarly bird with a fine nest in which to hatch his or her offspring.
He has compiled bibliographies over a wide range of subjects including worship and liturgy, women, African Americans and Methodism. The public his work has served ranges from students needing basic bibliographic guidance to doctoral candidates requiring expert consultation in forming their theses and seasoned scholars needing the expertise of one with a comprehensive knowledge of scholarly media.

Having joined the American Theological Library Association in 1968, Ken has served the association with distinction. A highly respected member of the association, he has attended most of its annual conferences where his colleagues have benefitted from his participation in panels, round tables, and discussions. He was a member of its Board of Directors, 1977-1980, and a member of its Preservation Committee, 1991-1992.

He has served the Association as an editor for thirty years. In the late 1960s, a concern arose in the association that traditional religious publishers were abandoning scholarly, academic communication in favor of more lucrative and popular projects. In 1969, Ken was appointed Chair of an ad hoc Committee on Publication which, in 1972, established the ATLA Monograph Series, and under his guidance published 47 titles. Two years later, in 1974, it began publication of the Bibliography Series, which has produced 46 titles. Ken's prudent judgment in evaluating and selecting titles, together with his editing and mentoring skills is verified by the success of both series. Many of the titles have gone into second printings, earning a profit for the publishers, royalties for authors, and commissions for the association. Ken was also instrumental in initiating a program of bibliographic awards to encourage scholarship and production in both series.

In the field of Methodist studies Ken has few peers. Here he has produced many bibliographies, not the least of which is the massive Methodist Union Catalog, which is undoubtedly the largest effort ever made to bring the denominational literature under bibliographic control. His authorship of monographs, chapters of books, and articles clearly establish him as one of America's foremost Methodist historians and scholars. Active in the Methodist Librarians' Fellowship, he has encouraged and promoted scholarly research and publication about many aspects of the church's life and mission.

Saint Jerome, patron of libraries and librarians, must be smiling proudly, like the rest of us, as we rejoice in recognizing all these achievements of Ken, our valued colleague and friend.

Elmer and Betty O'Brien
Retired Librarian, United Theological
Seminary (Dayton, Ohio); Retired
Librarian, St. Leonard College (Dayton),
respectively

To Kenneth E. Rowe,Librarian, Historiographer, Interpreter

Years ago on the TV comedy, "Laugh-In," Guy Lombardo popped out of a window to say, "When I go, I am taking New Year's with me."

When Ken Rowe retires, he may well take Methodist history with him. When Ken Rowe retires, he may well take Methodist history with him. He has been our movement's librarian, historiographer, interpreter. The most public and well-known of these roles, that of interpreter, he has played in talks, sermons, workshops, lectures, articles, and books – many, many of each. In all these media, he has endeavored to call our attention to the view from the pew and to the importance of our everyday lives as a movement – to Sunday schools, popular hymnody, lay offices, architecture, women's organizations, caucuses, lay assemblies, protest movements, organizational developments, worship, and hospitals.

As historiographer he has pulled together the resources on such lay concerns but also on Wesley, on ethnic and especially Black Methodism, on women's contributions, on liturgical shifts, on you name it. Some of these have been published. Others have been handed out to researchers and classes. The fruit of these historiographical labors can be seen in the many editions of his United Methodist Studies: Basic Bibliographies, where he selects judiciously from the huge quantity of items he could produce on any Methodist topic. His unfinished Methodist Union Catalog also attests to his unparalleled command of our movement and its literature. But of all his roles, that of librarian has Ken played best. Anyone who has done serious work at the Archives Center and briefed Ken on his or her interests knows how Ken will enter in that project, immediately orient the researcher to the relevant literature, and then for the duration of that visit, come dashing in with some artifact, pamphlet or picture that he has unearthed from file or shelf, something that no one else would think of, that gives magic to the project. He refers to the Methodist collection as the "church's attic." If so, it has become a well-ordered attic, one that we all can rummage around in with the best cataloging available. Beyond that ordering that he has done as professional librarian are Ken's imaginative, sympathetic sensibilities and techniques that make it possible for him to find buried within some conference journal or Advocate the text or graphic that opens a new vista on the matter at hand.

Ken, we presume that these roles will continue in some way, the first two especially. But we know that we will miss the dash from office or upstairs that brings some treasure into our research.

Russell E. Richey, Dean
and Professor of Church History
Candler School of Theology
Emory University

A Global Methodist Collection

From its beginnings, the Drew Library has had a significant Methodist collection: first editions of the writings of John Wesley, Methodism's founder, and of Francis Asbury and George Whitefield, early Methodists important in bringing the faith to American shores. But the Methodist experience is not captured solely by such first editions, nor by the extensive collection of Wesley autograph letters which we also hold.

Thanks to Ken Rowe's initiatives and joint efforts with the Archives of the United Methodist Church, the Methodism collections at Drew are the most comprehensive in the world. Ken's contribution has been to expand both the scope and the depth of the holdings to a truly a global collection, strong in records from the worldwide missionary empires of the British and American churches. As a historian, Ken is sensitive to the context of religious experience, so our collections contain works such as Cornwall Politics in the Age of Reform, 1790-1885, and others on politics and social conditions in places where Methodism was strong. More importantly, Ken's broad vision of Methodism is reflected in the collections he has created, in many cases, with the help of friends and donors who share his passion for Methodism and its material history. The friendships make the gifts and the collections possible.

Linda E. Connors
Associate Librarian

Leading with Creativity, Enthusiasm

It has been a pleasure and a learning experience to have worked with Ken Rowe since 1968. He is a librarian who brings creative enthusiasm to all aspects of his professional work, while also providing enthusiastic creativity in a constantly changing library and scholarly environment.

Ken's creative enthusiasm pervades all his work. He is always ready to adapt new library methods and the latest technological advances to provide wider and better service. The displays and exhibits he has enthusiastically mounted have attracted scholars and patrons alike. But most important is his infectious creative enthusiasm while promoting the Methodist Library to potential donors. William Tieck, Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Maser, the Seyfrit family, and John H. Prinster are just a few among many donors who responded to Ken's enthusiasm as he was able to showcase the special role they would play in making the Methodist Library an internationally renowned Methodist resource.

No one who has sat in a meeting with Ken can forget his enthusiastic creativity. His style of brainstorming as a "one man idea exchange" invariably sparks others to think creatively. Ideas come rapidly, and while some have seemed impossible at first to achieve, Ken would also lead the implementation of the idea.

There is no better example of Ken's leadership than his dedication to the purchase and transfer to the Library of the Beckerlegge collection, which prior to acquisition by Drew had been the largest privately owned collection of Methodist materials and significant Wesley letters and memorabilia.

Ken's ideas were also incorporated into the Methodist Library as it became a separate entity within the Methodist Center. He was one of the early advocates for Drew becoming the permanent location for the United Methodist Church Commission on Archives and History. He helped to develop the initial contract between the Commission and the University, thereby making the Methodist Center one of the leading Methodist research institutions in the world. And no one but Ken could have exhibited such enthusiastic creativity in titillating students and visitors with death masks or a mummified thumb. He turned a basic interest in Methodism into a passionate research career for many students who made use of the Methodist Library.

Ken has been a constant in the Library and the profession for more than thirty years. He can be proud of the strong legacy he is leaving, one which will enable those who follow him in the position of Methodist Librarian to have a firm basis on which to grow and create and lead.

Jean Schoenthaler
Associate Director

Definitive Bibliography for United Methodist Studies

Ken Rowe started more projects than just about anyone I know. The difference between Ken and others is that Ken managed to finish nearly all of the important projects he started. Being a good librarian and well-trained church historian, he created bibliographies to help the theological and doctoral students at Drew find the best works to consult on various topics; when colleagues in other libraries began asking for copies, he turned his work into publications, giving us fine bibliographies on Methodist women, Methodist music, and other subjects. He also compiled the definitive United Methodist Studies: Basic Bibliographies, now in its fourth edition, and got seven volumes into a project he titled Methodist Union Catalog, Pre-1976 Imprints (before foundering in the M's on all those Methodist groups).

Ken has also written eight other books and parts of books on Methodism that should be in all theological libraries. He remains the editor of three major series for Scarecrow Press: ATLA Bibliography Series, Studies in Evangelicalism (with Donald W. Dayton), and Drew University Studies in Liturgy (with Robin A. Leaver).

So, in the delightful phrase of Albert Outler, Ken Rowe has "committed print." But just as importantly,in the field of Methodist librarianship, he has been a committed colleague, co-conspirator, leader, mentor, and friend to me and to many others. We all wish him well!

Roger L. Loyd, Director
Duke University Divinity School Library

Passionate Collector Inspires Students and Scholars

Ken is very passionate about the Methodist Collection. He is a gracious host with visiting scholars, and his enthusiasm rubs off when showing them "his" collection.

Keeping up with Ken's vitality is a challenge. He also enjoys the unique and macabre, so one can imagine how he presents the Whitefield thumb and John Wesley death mask to a captivated audience. Students often comment that his sense of humor – as when he calls Francis Asbury the "Chicken in the Attic" – does much to enliven the study of Methodist history.

In the early nineties, Ken was honored by the Graduate Student Association. They gave him a standing ovation. At hat time, a group of students presented Ken with a mediaeval-looking medal which he wore with pride at every occasion, as if he had been knighted. He will be missed by all at the Methodist Center.

Jocelyne Rubinetti
Methodist Library Associate

A Key Voice in Methodist Archives and History Center

For more than thirty years Kenneth E. Rowe has served as the Methodist Librarian at Drew University. During that time he has earned the distinction of knowing more about American Methodist history and bibliography than anyone we know.

Ken has worked closely with the staff of the General Commission on Archives and History of The United Methodist Church for the past twenty years after they moved into the newly constructed Archives and History Center in June 1982. He was one of the key voices in bringing the Center from dream to reality on the Drew campus. We cannot imagine a more knowledgeable and accommodating colleague.

As Methodist Librarian, Ken has built one of the world's premier collections of Methodist books and periodicals. He has served as mentor to hundreds, if not thousands, of seminarians, graduate students, and researchers who have mined the riches of the Methodist collections under his supervision. Ken has welcomed researchers from across the country and from countless other nations, and has promptly responded to inquiries about denominational history, doctrine, and polity. On behalf of the General Commission on Archives and History and its staff, we express our gratitude to Ken Rowe, a superb scholar, librarian, teacher, and friend. We wish him good health and much happiness!

Charles Yrigoyen, Jr.
General Secretary
General Commission on Archives
and History
The United Methodist Church

Methodist Archives and History Center under construction, 1981-82.
Photo: Drew University Archives

Kenneth E. Rowe: A Bibliography

Compiled by Suzanne Selinger
Theological Librarian

Ken Rowe is known, valued, and relied upon everywhere in the world community of Methodist scholars and everywhere among religion bibliographers. He published his first bibliographies while a graduate student in church history at Drew and has continued to write and compile-seemingly without respite-both historical and bibliographic works, each strand richly informing the other.

Several characteristics stand out. Ken's publications on American Methodism and its literature are multitudinous. Within this field he has long been interested in liturgy and worship. In two subject areas he has been ahead of the curve. His Methodist Women: A Guide to the Literature (1980) was recognized by one of its successors as the first comprehensive bibliography on women in the Wesleyan tradition.1 He also pioneered in 1984 with his Black Methodists: An Introductory Guide to the Literature.

Most interesting to me is the collaborative nature of his work. This scholar plays well with others. In our classes we increasingly assign group projects to students, but rarely practice collaboration in our own research and writing. Dr. Rowe is entering his third decade of collaborative practice.

He has also functioned as inciter and facilitator of the work of others. Ken Rowe is the founder and long-time editor, or co-editor, of one series in theological bibliography--the ATLA Bibliography Series--and three monograph series: the ATLA Monograph Series, Studies in Evangelicalism, and Drew University Studies in Liturgy.

It seems appropriate to end this bibliography with a list of Drew Ph.D. dissertations that Ken has directed.2 His Doktorvater record is long, and, further, the subjects of the dissertations mirror the collection that he has so painstakingly, persistently, and lovingly assembled.

1 Susan M. Eltscher, Women in the Wesleyan and United Methodist Traditions: A Bibliography (Madison, N.J.: General Commission on Archives and History, United Methodist Church, 1992) "Introduction"

2 Linda Blank of the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies provided essential help in compiling this Ph.D. title list. Included are titles from the early 1980s onward.

Books

Calvin Bibliography. Madison, N.J.: Drew University Library, 1967.

Periodical Resources for Nineteenth-Century American Religious Studies: A Select Bibliography. Madison,N.J.: Drew University, 1967.

Luther: A Theological Bibliography. Madison, N.J.: Drew University Library, 1968.

Nestor of Orthodoxy, New England Style: A Study in the Theology of Edwards Amasa Park, 1808-1900. Ph.D. dissertation, Drew University. Ann Arbor: University Microfilms International, 1969.

Services and Resources for Worship on Historic Occasions. Lake Junaluska, N.C.: General Commission on Archives and History, United Methodist Church, 1975.

Methodist Union Catalog, Pre-1976 Imprints, volumes 1- [7]. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1975- .

Methodist Women: A Guide to the Literature. Lake Junaluska, N.C.: General Commission on Archives and History, United Methodist Church, 1980.

Proclaiming Grace and Freedom: The Story of United Methodism in America. With Frederick E. Maser and Charles Yrigoyen, Jr. Ed. John G. McEllhenney. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1982.

United Methodist Studies: Basic Bibliographies. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1982.

Black Methodism: An Introductory Guide to the Literature. Madison, N.J.: General Commission on Archives and History, United Methodist Church, 1984.

United Methodist Studies: Basic Bibliographies. 2nd edition. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1987.

Methodist Book Classification. 3rd edition Madison, N.J.: Drew University Library, 1989; 4th edition, 1998. 1st edition:Lucy Whitney Markley, 1955 (Evanston, Ill: The Library, Garrett Theological Seminary).

United Methodism in America: A Compact History. With Frederick E. Maser and Charles Yrigoyen, Jr. Ed. John G. McEllhenney. Revised edition of Proclaiming Grace and Freedom. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1992.

United Methodist Studies: Basic Bibliographies. 3rd edition. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1992.

The Methodists. With James E. Kirby and Russell E. Richey. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1996. (Denominations in America, No. 8.)

United Methodist Studies: Basic Bibliographies. 4th edition. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1997.

The Methodist Experience in America. With Russell Richey and Jean Miller Schmidt. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2000-01. Volume 1: Narrative. Volume 2: Sources.

Books Edited

The Place of Wesley in the Christian Tradition: Essays Delivered at Drew University in Celebration of the Commencement of the Publication of the Oxford Edition of the Works of John Wesley. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1976. Repr.1980 with Supplement to Bibliography, 1974-1980.

Thomas Ware, a Spectator at the Christmas Conference: A Miscellany on Thomas Ware and the Methodist Christmas Conference. Edited with William R. Phinney and Robert B. Steelman. Rutland, Vt.: Academy Books, 1984.

Rethinking Methodist History: A Bicentennial Historical Consultation. Edited with Russell Richey. Nashville: Kingswood Books, United Methodist Publishing House, 1985.

Perspectives on American Methodism: Interpretative Essays. Edited with Russell Richey and Jean Miller Schmidt. Nashville: Kingswood Books/Abingdon Press, 1993.

To Remember and Celebrate. Worship Resources for United Methodist Heritage Events. Edited with Susan E. Warrick and Charles Yrigoyen, Jr. Madison, N.J.: General Commission on Archives and History, United Methodist Church, 1995.

The American Theological Library Association: Essays in Celebration of the First Fifty Years. Edited with M. Patrick Graham and Valerie R. Hotchkiss. Evanston, Ill.: ATLA, 1996.

Contributions to Collected Works

"Captain Thomas Webb: Albany Apprentice." It All Started in Albany: Essays Celebrating 200 Years of Methodism in Albany. Albany, N.Y.; Trinity United Methodist Church, 1976. 9-12.

"Nostalgia and Newness, a Bicentennial Sermon," It All Started in Albany. 13-16.

"The Search for the Historical Wesley." The Place of Wesley in the Christian Tradition. (See above, Books Edited.) 1976. 1-10. Repr. 1980.

"The Maverick Strain: Dissent and Reform in the United Methodist Tradition." The Journals of the Rev. Thomas Morrell. Ed. Michael J. McKay, Madison, N.J.: Historical Society, Northern New Jersey Conference, United Methodist Church, 1984. 56-66.

"Counting the Converts: Progress Reports as Church History." Rethinking Methodist History. (See above, Books Edited.) 11-17.

"Select Bibliography" with Randy L. Maddox. Aldersgate Reconsidered. Ed. Randy L. Maddox. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1990. 175-81.

"Pastorals for the People: Pastoral Letters in the Methodist Tradition," Scholarship, Sacraments and Service: Historical Studies in the Protestant Tradition. Essays in Honor of Bard Thompson. Ed. Daniel B. Clendenin and W. David Buschart. Lewiston, N.Y.: Edwin Mellen Press, 1990. 123-46.

"Evangelism and Social Reform in the Pastoral Ministry of Anna Oliver 1868-86." Spirituality and Social Responsibility: Vocational Vision of Women in the United Methodist Tradition. Ed. Rosemary Skinner Keller. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1993. 117-36.

"The Ordination of Methodist Women: Round One: Anna Oliver and the General Conference of 1880." Perspectives on American Methodism: Interpretative Essays. (See above, Books Edited.) 298-308.

"The Palatinate Liturgy and the Pennsylvania Germans." Pulpit, Table & Song: Essays in Celebration of Howard Hageman. Ed. Edward Zaragoza and Heather Murray Elkins. Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press, 1996 (Drew University Studies in Liturgy, no.1). 53-76.

For All the Saints: a Calendar of Commemorations for United Methodists. Akron, Ohio: OSL Publications, 1995. Entries: 1/3, "Gilbert Haven, Abolitionist, 1880"; 3/2, "John Wesley, Reformer, 1791"; 3/5, "Eilliam McKendree, Bishop 1835"; 3/26, "Richard Allen, Bishop, 1831"; 3/30, "Francis Asbury, Bishop, 1816."

Historical Dictionary of Methodism. Ed. Charles Yrigoyen, Jr. and Susan E. Warick. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 1996. Entries: "John Miley"; "Music"; "Musical Instruments"; "Anna Oliver"; "Sacraments"; "Sunday Service"; "Worship."

"Redesigning Methodist Churches: Auditorium-Style Sanctuaries and Akron-Plan Churches in Romanesque Costume 1875-1925," Connectionalism: Ecclesiology, Mission and Identity. Ed. Russell E. Richey. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1997. 117-34.

"How Do Caucuses Contribute to Connection?" Questions for the Twenty-First Century Church. Ed. Russell Richey, William Lawrence and Dennis Campbell. Nashville: Abingdon Press. 242-57.

Articles

"Martin Boehm and the Methodists," Methodist History 8:4 (July 1970), 49-53.

"New Light on Early Methodist Theological Education," Methodist History 10:1 (October 1971), 58-62.

"The Ordination of Women, Round One--Anna Oliver and the Methodist General Conference of 1880," Methodist History 12:2 (April 1974), 60-72.

"Power to the People: George Richard Crooks, The Methodist, and Lay Representation in the Methodist Episcopal Church," Methodist History 13: 3 (April 1975), 145-76.

"Bishop Simpson's Centennial Prayer, 1876," Methodist History 15:1 (October 1976), 68-72.

"The Spirit of Cape May: Reflections on the Centennial of the Cape May Conference on American Methodist Union," Historical Trail (1977), 3-16.

"Christian Perfection in the Evangelical Church Book of Discipline," Methodist History 18:1 (October 1979), 68-72.

"'That We May Perfectly Love Thee': Reflections on Christian Perfection in the Wesleyan Tradition," Wesleyan Advocate 138:6 (March 17, 1980), 10-12.

"The Maverick Strain: Dissent and Reform in the United Methodist Tradition," in Proceedings, Annual Meeting of the Commission on Archives and History of the Northeastern Jurisdiction on the United Methodist Church, 1982, 13-17.

"Heroes and Heroines: Images of Methodism in American Literature," Asbury Seminarian 38:4 (Fall 1983), 3-15 "Methodist History at the Bicentennial: the State of the Art," Methodist History 22:2 (January 1984), 87-98.

"From Eighteenth Century Encounter to Nineteenth Century Estrangement: Methodist Images of Moravians in the Thought of Bishops Asbury and Simpson," Methodist History 24:3 (April 1986), 171-78.

"The 1989 United Methodist Hymnal in Historical Perspective," ARTS: the Arts in Religious and Theological Studies, 2:1 (Fall 1989), 13-14.

"Sing With the Spirit: Methodist Hymnals through the Years," Interpreter, 34:4 (May-June 1990), 14-16.

"Was Asbury Doing What Wesley Wanted Or What Asbury Wanted?," Historical Trail, 34 (1997): 67-72.

"The Ministry of Deacons in Methodism from Wesley to Today," Quarterly Review 19:4 (Winter 1999): 343-56.

"Transatlantic Social Gospel: British Influences on American Methodist Social Thought and Practice 1890-1910," Proceedings, Wesley Historical Society, London, forthcoming.

Reviews

Rev. of Mission, Myth and Reality, by Keith Bridston. Drew Gateway 37: 1-2 (1966-67), 51-2.

Rev. of The Evangelical Mind and the New School Presbyterian Experience, by George M. Marsden. Drew Gateway 42 (1971), 56-7.

Rev. of The Elusive Mr. Wesley, 2 vols., by Richard P. Heitzenrater. Touchstone 2 (Oct. 1984), 47-8.

Rev. of Works, vol. 7: Collection of Hymns for People Called Methodist, by John Wesley. Methodist History 24 (Oct. 1985), 51-2.

Series Editor

ATLA Monograph Series. 47 titles. Metuchen, N.J. /Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press, 1972-96:

Grimes, Ronald L. The Divine Imagination: William Blake's Major Prophetic Visions, 1972.

Kelsey, George D. Social Ethics among Southern Baptists, 1917-1969, 1973 [C1972].

Kring, Hilda Adam. The Harmonists: A Folk-Cultural Approach.1973.

O'Malley, J. Steven (John Steven). Pilgrimage of Faith: The Legacy of the Otterbeins, 1973.

Jones, Charles Edwin, Perfectionist Persuasion: The Holiness Movement and American Methodism,1867-1936, 1974.

Byrne, Donald E. No Foot of Land: Folklore of American Methodist Itinerants, Foreword by Stuart C. Henry. 1975.

Fleischner, Eva. Judaism in German Christian Theology since 1945 : Christianity and Israel Considered in Terms of Mission, 1975.

Sernett, Milton C. Black Religion and American Evangelicalism: White Protestants, Plantation Missions, and the Flowering of Negro Christianity, 1787-1865, Foreword by Martin E. Marty, 1975.

Lowe, Walter James. Mystery and the Unconscious: A Study in the Thought of Paul Ricoeur, 1977.

Magnuson, Norris A. Salvation in the Slums: Evangelical Social Welfare Work, 1865-1920, 1977.

Minor, William Sherman. Creativity in Henry Nelson Wieman, 1977.

Burkett, Randall K. Garveyism as a Religious Movement: the Institutionalization of a Black Civil Religion, 1978.

Peterson, Thomas Virgil. Ham and Japheth: The Mythic World of Whites in the Antebellum South, 1978.

Betsworth, Roger G. The Radical Movement of the 1960s, 1980.

Cochran, Alice Cowan. Miners, Merchants, and Missionaries: The Roles of Missionaries and Pioneer Churches in the Colorado Gold Rush and its Aftermath, 1858-1870, 1980.

Lawrence, Irene. Linguistics and Theology: The Significance of Noam Chomsky for Theological Construction, 1980.

Williams, Richard E. Called and Chosen: The Story of Mother Rebecca Jackson and the Philadelphia Shakers. Ed. Cheryl Dorschner, 1981.

Repp, Arthur Christian. Luther's Catechism Comes to America: Theological Effects on the Issues of the Small Catechism Prepared in or for America Prior to 1850, 1982.

Baldwin, Lewis V. "Invisible" Strands in African Methodism: A History of the African Union Methodist Protestant and Union American Methodist Episcopal Churches, 1805-1980, 1983.

Gill, David W. The Word of God in the Ethics of Jacques Ellul, 1984.

Fowler, Robert Booth. Religion and Politics in America, 1985.

Miller, Page Putnam. A Claim to New Roles, 1985.

Smith, Charles Howard. Scandinavian Hymnody from the Reformation to the Present, 1987.

Adeney, Bernard T. Just War, Political Realism, and Faith, 1988.

Barnes, Howard A. Horace Bushnell and the Virtuous Republic, 1991.

Chilcote, Paul Wesley. John Wesley and the Women Preachers of Early Methodism, 1991.

Rogal, Samuel J. A General Introduction to Hymnody and Congregational Song, 1991.

Deignan, Kathleen. Christ Spirit: The Eschatology of Shaker Christianity, 1992.

Dunn, D. Elwood. A History of the Episcopal Church in Liberia, 1821-1980, 1992.

O'Neale, Sondra A. Jupiter Hammon and the Biblical Beginnings of African-American Literature, 1993.

Tiessen, Terrance L. Irenaeus on the Salvation of the Unevangelized, 1993.

McGoldrick, James Edward. Baptist Successionism: A Crucial Question in Baptist History, 1994.

Tanner, Thomas M. What Ministers Know: A Qualitative Study of Pastors as Information Professionals, 1994.

Hamstra, Sam, Jr. and Arie J. Griffioen (Eds.). Reformed Confessionalism in Nineteenth-Century America: Essays on the Thought of John Williamson Nevin.

Scholz, Robert F. Press Toward the Mark: History of the United Lutheran Synod of New York and New England, 1830-1930, 1995.

Severson, Richard James. Time, Death, and Eternity: Reflecting on Augustine's Confessions in Light of Heidegger's Being and Time, 1995.

Hecht, Robert A. An Unordinary Man: A Life of Father John Lafarge, S.J., 1996.

Lawrence, William Benjamin. Sundays in New York: Pulpit Theology at the Crest of the Protestant Mainstream, 1930-1955, 1996.

Moses Nathaniel. Orishatukeh Faduma: Liberal Theology and Evangelical Pan-Africanism, 1857-1946, 1996.

Rubinstein, Murray A. The Origins of the Anglo- American Missionary Enterprise in China, 1807-1840, 1996.

Stephens, Bruce M. The Prism of Time and Eternity: Images of Christ in American Protestant Thought, from Jonathan Edwards to Horace Bushnell, 1996.

Mattes, Eleanor Bustin. Myth for Moderns: Erwin Ramsdell Goodenough and Religious Studies in America, 1938-1955, 1997.

Onolemhemhen, Durrenda Nash. The Black Jews of Ethiopia: The Last Exodus, 1998.

Showalter, Nathan D. The End of a Crusade: The Student Volunteer Movement for Foreign Missions and the Great War, 1998.

Olbricht, Thomas H. and Hans Rollmann, eds. The Quest for Christian Unity, Peace, and Purity in Thomas Campbell's Declaration and Address: Text and Studies, 2000.

McGoldrick, James Edward. Baptist Successionism: A Crucial Question in Baptist History, 2000.

Geyer, Douglas W. Fear, Anomaly, and Uncertainty in the Gospel of Mark, 2002.

ATLA Bibliography Series. 46 titles. Metuchen, N.J./Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press, 1974-98:

Breit, Marquita. Thomas Merton: A Bibliography, 1974.

Jones, Charles Edwin. A Guide to the Study of the Holiness Movement, 1974.

Kissinger, Warren S. The Sermon on the Mount: A History of Interpretation and Bibliography, 1975.

Kissinger, Warren S. The Parables of Jesus: A History of Interpretation and Bibliography, 1979.

Horner, Tom. Homosexuality and the Judeo-Christian Tradition: An Annotated Bibliography, 1981.

Crossman, Richard C. Paul Tillich: A Comprehensive Bibliography and Keyword Index of Primary and Secondary Writings in English, 1983.

Jones, Charles Edwin. A Guide to the Study of the Pentecostal Movement, 1983.

Lucas, George R. The Genesis of Modern Process Thought: A Historical Outline with Bibliography, 1983.

Prince, Harold B. A Presbyterian Bibliography: The Published Writings of Ministers Who Served in the Presbyterian Church in the United States During its First Hundred Years, 1861-1961, and their Locations in Eight Significant Theological Collections in the U.S.A., 1983.

Bonk, Jon. An Annotated and Classified Bibliography of English Literature Pertaining to the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, 1984.

Crown, Alan David. A Bibliography of the Samaritans, 1984.

Caputi, Natalino. Unconscious, a Guide to the Sources, 1985.

Day, Heather F. Protestant Theological Education in America: A Bibliography, 1985.

Grimes, Ronald L. Research in Ritual Studies: A Programmatic Essay and Bibliography, 1985.

Henn, Katherine. Rabindranath Tagore, a Bibliography, 1985.

Jarrell, Howard R. International Meditation Bibliography, 1950-1982, 1985.

Charlesworth, James H., with James R. Mueller. The New Testament Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha: A Guide to Publications, with Excursuses on Apocalypses; assisted by many, especially Amy-Jill Levine, Randall D. Chesnutt, and M.J.H. Charlesworth, 1987.

Hupper, William G. An Index to English Periodical Literature on the Old Testament and Ancient Near Eastern Studies, 1987.

Jarboe, Betty. John and Charles Wesley: A Bibliography, 1987.

Jones, Charles Edwin. Black Holiness: A Guide to the Study of Black Participation in Wesleyan Perfectionist and Glossolalic Pentecostal Movements, 1987.

Oster, Richard. A Bibliography of Ancient Ephesus, 1987.

Thompson, Bard (General Editor; in cooperation with the Liturgical Faculty of New Jersey and New York). A Bibliography of Christian Worship, 1988.

Crumb, Lawrence N. The Oxford Movement and its Leaders: A Bibliography of Secondary and Lesser Primary Sources, 1988.

Dawsey, James M. A Scholar's Guide to Academic Journals in Religion, 1988.

Purvis, James D. Jerusalem, the Holy City: A Bibliography, 1988-1991.

Galbraith, Leslie R. The Disciples and American Culture: A Bibliography of Works by Disciples of Christ Members, 1866-1984, 1990.

Powers, John. The Yogacara School of Buddhism: A Bibliography, 1991.

Hartley, Loyde H. Cities and Churches: An International Bibliography, 1992.

Sheldon, Joseph Kenneth. Rediscovery of Creation: A Bibliographical Study of the Church's Response to the Environmental Crisis; Foreword by Anthony Campolo, 1992.

Crown, Alan David. A Bibliography of the Samaritans, 1993.

Crumb, Lawrence N. The Oxford Movement and its Leaders: A Bibliography of Secondary and Lesser Primary Sources, 1993.

Robinson, Thomas A. The Early Church: An Annotated Bibliography of Literature in English, 1993.

Kostlevy, William. Holiness Manuscripts: A Guide to Sources Documenting the Wesleyan Holiness Movement in the United States and Canada, 1994.

Feuerhahn, Ronald R. Hermann Sasse: A Bibliography, 1995.

Fischer, Clare Benedicks. Of Spirituality: A Feminist Perspective, 1995.

Gruber, Mayer I. Women in the Biblical World: A Study Guide, 1995.

Johnson, Dale A. Women and Religion in Britain and Ireland: An Annotated Bibliography from the Reformation to 1993, 1995.

Jones, Charles Edwin. The Charismatic Movement: A Guide to the Study of Neo-Pentecostalism with Emphasis on Anglo-American Sources, 1995.

Wardin, Albert W. Evangelical Sectarianism in the Russian Empire and the U.S.S.R.: A Bibliographic Guide, 1995.

McKim, Mark G. Emil Brunner: A Bibliography, 1996.

Thompson, Henry O. The Book of Jeremiah: An Annotated Bibliography, 1996.

Thompson, Henry O. The Book of Amos: An Annotated Bibliography, 1997.

Kamoo, Ray. Ancient and Modern Chaldean History: A Comprehensive Bibliography of Sources, 1999.

Huber, Donald L. World Lutheranism: A Select Bibliography for English Readers, 2000.

Ayer, H.D. The Christian and Missionary Alliance: An Annotated Bibliography of Textual Sources, 2001.

Brooks, Richard S. and David K. Himrod. Science and Religion in the English-Speaking World, 1600-1727: A Bibliographic Guide to the Secondary Literature, 2001..

Studies in Evangelicalism, with Donald W. Dayton.
17 titles. Metuchen, N.J and Lanham, Md..: Scarecrow Press, 1980- :

Dieter, Melvin Easterday. The Holiness Revival of the Nineteenth Century, 1980.

Lesick, Lawrence Thomas. The Lane Rebels: Evangelicalism and Antislavery in Antebellum America, 1980.

Madden, Edward H. Freedom and Grace: The Life of Asa Mahan, 1982.

Martin, Roger H. Evangelicals United: Ecumenical Stirrings in Pre-Victorian Britain, 1795- 1830, 1983.

Weddle, David L. The Law as Gospel: Revival and Reform in the Theology of Charles G. Finney, 1985.

Salter, Darius. Spirit and Intellect: Thomas Upham's Holiness Theology, 1986.

Warner, Wayne E. The Woman Evangelist: The Life and Times of Charismatic Evangelist Maria B. Woodworthetter, 1986.

Dayton, Donald W. Theological Roots of Pentecostalism; Foreword by Martin E. Marty, 1987.

Robertson, Darrel M. The Chicago Revival, 1876: Society and Revivalism in a Nineteenth-Century City, 1989.

Rightmire, R. David. Sacraments and the Salvation Army: Pneumatological Foundations, 1990.

Laan, Cornelis van der. Sectarian Against His Will: Gerrit Roelof Polman and the Birth of Pentecostalism in the Netherlands, 1991.

Dieter, Melvin Easterday. The Holiness Revival of the Nineteenth Century, 1996.

Simmons, Dale H. E. W. Kenyon and the Postbellum Pursuit of Peace, Power, and Plenty, 1997.

Boudewijnse, Barbara André Droogers, and Frans Kamsteeg, eds. More than Opium: An Anthropological Approach to Latin American and Caribbean Pentecostal Praxis, 1998.

Israel, Adrienne M. Amanda Berry Smith: From Washer-woman to Evangelist, 1998.

Kamsteeg, Frans. Prophetic Pentecostalism in Chile: A Case Study on Religion and Development Policy, 1998.

Kaufman, Paul Leslie. "Logical" Luther Lee and the Methodist War Against Slavery, 2000..

Drew University Studies in Liturgy, with Robin Leaver. 9 titles. Lanham, Md..: Scarecrow Press, 1995- :
Zaragoza, Edward C. St. James in the Streets: The Religious Processions of Loiza Aldea, Puerto Rico, 1995.

Elkins, Heather Murray, and Edward C. Zaragoza, eds. Pulpit, Table, and Song: Essays in Celebration of Howard Hageman, 1996.

Stackhouse, Rochelle A. The Language of the Psalms in Worship: American Revisions of Watts' Psalter, 1997.

Quill, Timoth C. J. The Impact of the Liturgical Movement on American Lutheranism, 1997.

McCart, Thomas K. The Matter and Manner of Praise: The Controversial Evolution of Hymnody in the Church of England, 1760-1820, 1998.

Meeter, Daniel J. "Bless the Lord, O My Soul" The New-York Liturgy of the Dutch Reformed Church, 1767, 1998.

Mast, Gregg Alan. The Eucharistic Service of the Catholic Apostolic Church and Its Influence on: Reformed Liturgical Renewals of the Nineteenth Century, 1998.

Spinks, Bryan D. Two Faces of Elizabethan Anglican Theology : Sacraments and Salvation in the Thought of William Perkins and Richard Hooker, 1999.

Wallace, Robin Knowles; Robin Leaver, ed.; Foreword by Heather Murray Elkins. Moving Toward Emancipatory Language: A Study of Recent Hymns, 1999..

Ph.D. Dissertations, 1983-2001(Available through University Microfilms International, Ann Arbor.)

Seamands, Stephen A. The Christology of Edwin Lewis: a Study in Transition. Ph.D. dissertation, Drew University, 1983.

Williams, Robert John. A Century of Compromise: New Jersey Methodists on the Status and Role of Blacks in the Church and Society. Ph.D. dissertation, Drew University, 1983.

Collins, Kenneth J. John Wesley's Theology of Law. Ph.D. dissertation, Drew University, 1984.

McCormick, Kelley Steve. John Wesley's Use of John Chrysostom on the Christian Life: Faith Filled with the Energy of Love. Ph.D. dissertation, Drew University, 1984.

Leupp, Roderick Thomas. The Art of God: Light and Darkness in the Thought of John Wesley. Ph.D. dissertation, Drew University, 1985.

Fujimoto, Mitsuru Samuel. John Wesley's Doctrine of Good Works. Ph.D. dissertation, Drew University, 1986.

Youngs, Fred W. The Place of Spiritual Union in the Thought of Jonathan Edwards. Ph.D. dissertation, Drew University, 1986.

Price, Fred W. The Role of the Presiding Elder in the Growth of the Methodist Church, 1784-1832. Ph.D. dissertation, Drew University, 1987.

Brown, Kenneth O. Leadership in the National Holiness Association with special reference to Eschatology, 1867 - 1919. Ph.D. dissertation, Drew University, 1988.

Jeffcoat, James R. Martin Luther's Doctrine of Ministry. Ph.D. dissertation, Drew University, 1989.

Pleticha, Susan E. Myers. The Enthusiasm of Love: Harriet Beecher Stowe's (1811-1896) Aspiring to the Presence of God. Ph.D. dissertation, Drew University, 1989.

Shaw, Susan Jean. A Religious History of Julia Evelina Smith's 1876 Translation of the Holy Bible. Ph.D. dissertation, Drew University. Ann Arbor:, 1991.

Pruett-Barnett, Mark Michael. 'Be Thou My Vision'--Theology, Pastoral Care and Culture in the Methodist Episcopal Church, 1848-1939. Ph.D. dissertation, Drew University , 1991.

Graham, Fred Kimball. 'With One Heart and One Voice': A Core Repertory of Hymn Tunes Published for Use in the Methodist Episcopal Church in the United States, 1808-1878. Ph.D. dissertation, Drew University, 1991.

Elkins, Heather Murray. 'On Borrowed Time': The Christian Year in American Methodism, 1784-1960. Ph.D. dissertation, Drew University, 1991.

Lennox, Stephen John. Biblical Interpretation in the American Holiness Movement, 1875-1920. Ph.D. dissertation, Drew University, 1992.

Hamilton, Barry Wade. William Baxter Godbey: Pioneer of the American Holiness Movement. Ph.D. dissertation, Drew University, 1993.

Gray, C Jarrett, Jr.. Soteriological Themes in African-American Methodist Preaching, 1876 - 1914. Ph.D. dissertation, Drew University, 1993.

Aryee, Seth Aryeetey. The Bible and the Crown: Thomas Birch Freeman's Synthesis of Christianity and Social Reform in Ghana. Ph.D. dissertation, Drew University, 1993.

Stauber, Rory William. Lifting the Banner of Tolstoyan Non-Resistance in America: Ernest Howard Cosby's Lonely Quest, 1894 - 1907. Ph.D. dissertation, Drew University, 1994.

Murray, Mary Cecilia. From Second to Third Order: Transition in the Regensburg Family of American Dominican Women from 1853 to 1929. Ph.D. dissertation, Drew University, 1994.

Adell, Marian Young. Mystery--Body Lost, Body Found: The Decline, Loss and Recovery of the Body of Christ in Methodist Worship. Ph.D. dissertation, Drew University, 1994.

Timko, Louise Marie. Puritans in Bermuda, 1612 - 1650. Ph.D. dissertation, Drew University, 1996.

Lee, Seung-Joon. The Significance of Eschatology in the Shaping of Korean Evangelical Religion, 1883 - 1945. Ph.D. dissertation, Drew University, 1997.

Sidebothom, Timothy James. Music in the Marriage Rites of Mainline Protestantism (1978 - 1993): A Theological, Liturgical, and Cultural Analysis. Ph.D. dissertation, Drew University, 1997.

Swartz, Alice Marie. Gerard Stephen Sloyan: A Career in Bible and Liturgy and a Ministry to All People of God, 1950 - 1995. Ph.D. dissertation, Drew University, 1997.

Roccasalvo, Joan Lucie. The Eucharist as Beauty: A Study in the Thought of Hans Urs von Balthasar. Ph.D. dissertation, Drew University, 1998.

Stafford, Janet Ruth. From Experiment to Institution: The Development of Vacation Bible School and its Impact on Methodist Churches in the Virginia Conference, 1920 -1960. Ph.D. dissertation, Drew University, 1998.

Ware, Stephen Lee. Restoring the New Testament Church: Some Varieties of Restorationism in the Holiness Movement of the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries. Ph.D. dissertation, Drew University, 1998.

Johnson, Birdie Wilson. Leadership, Struggles, and Challenges of Hortense Ridley Tate: A Twentieth-Century African-American Women's Legacy to Methodism and Community Service. Ph.D. dissertation, Drew University, 1998.

Morita, Michiyo. Horace Bushnell on Women in Family, Church, and Nation in Nineteenth-Century Christian America. Ph.D. dissertation, Drew University, 1999.

Kim, Seongdae. Inculturation in Korean Protestant Hymnody. Ph.D. dissertation, Drew University, 1999.

Parks, Hilda Ann. 'Blessed Are the Dead Who Die in the Lord': a Study of Theological Motifs in Five Contemporary Christian Funeral Liturgies. Ph.D. dissertation, Drew University , 1999.

Schwenk, James Lee. The Wesleyan/Whitefieldian Paradigm: The Quest for Evangelical Ecumenicity in Eighteenth Century British Methodism. Ph.D. dissertation, Drew University, 1999.

Sloat, William A., II. Foot Washing as an Ordinance in the Churches of God, General Conference. Ph.D. dissertation, Drew University, 1999.

Zeiser, Samuel Robert. Joseph Augustus Seiss: Popular Nineteenth-Century Lutheran Pastor and Premillennialist. Ph.D. dissertation, Drew University, 2001.

LaCelle-Peterson, Kristina Marie. 'I Got Religion': Men, Women, and Theology in Evangelical Conversion. Ph.D. dissertation, Drew University, 2001.


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