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Richey, Russell E.

Overview
Works: 37 works in 95 publications in 1 language and 5,707 library holdings
Genres: History  Church history  Conference proceedings  Forecasts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: BR515, 287.6
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Most widely held works by Russell E Richey
American civil religion by Russell E Richey( Book )

11 editions published between 1974 and 1990 in English and held by 962 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Methodists by James E Kirby( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Denominationalism by Russell E Richey( Book )

6 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early American Methodism by Russell E Richey( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offering a revisionist reading of American Methodism, this book goes beyond the limits of institutional history by suggesting a new and different approach to the examination of denominations. Russell E. Richey identifies within Methodism four distinct "languages" and explores the self-understanding that each language offers the early Methodists. One of these, a pietistic or evangelical vernacular, commonly employed in sermons, letters, and journals, is Richey's focus and provides a way for him to reconsider critical interpretive issues in American religious historiography and the study of Methodism. Richey challenges some important historical conventions, for instance, that the crucial changes in American Methodism occurred in 1784 when ties with John Wesley and Britain were severed, arguing instead for important continuities between the first and subsequent decades of Methodist experience
Reimagining denominationalism : interpretive essays by Robert Bruce Mullin( Book )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Methodist experience in America by Russell E Richey( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Methodist Conference in America : a history by Russell E Richey( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the Methodist lexicon, 'conference' refers to a body of preachers (and later, of laity as well) that exercises legislative, judicial and (to some extent) executive functions for the church or some portion thereof. But 'conference, ' Richey argues here, defined the Methodist movement in more than political ways: On conference hinged religious time, religious space, religious belonging, religious structure, even religiosity itself. Methodist histories uniformly recognize, typically even feature, conference's centrality, but describe that in primarily constitutional and political terms. The purpose of this volume is to present conference as a distinctively American Methodist manner of being the church, a multifaceted mode of spirituality, unity, mission, governance, and fraternity that American Methodists have lived and operated better than they have interpreted
Perspectives on American Methodism : interpretive essays( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Connectionalism : ecclesiology, mission, and identity( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The people(s) called Methodist : forms and reforms of their life( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American Methodism : a compact history by Russell E Richey( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rethinking Methodist history : a bicentennial historical consultation( Book )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Doctrines and discipline( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Questions for the twenty-first century church( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ecumenical & interreligious perspectives : globalization in theological education( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Episcopacy in the Methodist tradition : perspectives and proposals by Russell E Richey( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marks of Methodism : theology in ecclesial practice by Russell E Richey( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this synthesis of the prior volumes in the United Methodism and American Culture series, Richey and his colleagues challenge the caricature of Methodism as a nontheological tradition by teasing out the theological dimensions that are embedded in characteristic Methodist practices. Their articulation of the various implications of itinerancy, discipline, connectionalism, and catholicity will be central to all future considerations of Methodist ecclesiology. But just as important is the way in which they constantly move beyond description to challenge and provide resources for North American Methodists as we move into this new century
Methodism in the American forest by Russell E Richey( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Methodism found its home in the American forest. It was quickly learned that only a fool would, in the new country, adhere to John Wesley's mandate for preaching in fields. Under the blazing American sun, Methodist preachers found a better outdoors 'sanctuary' for larger gatherings. Camp meetings, if not a Methodist invention, became the movement's signature. Over the course of the nineteenth century, Methodism matured as a denomination and so did its uses of the camp meeting, changes that this volume tracks
Doctrine in experience : a Methodist theology of church and ministry by Russell E Richey( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Denominationalism : illustrated and explained by Russell E Richey( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evidence of mainstream denominational decline virtually throws itself in our faces -- growing religious pluralism in North America; the decline over the last half century in the salience, prestige, power, and vitality of Protestant denominational leadership; slippage in mainline membership and corresponding growth, vigor, visibility, and political prowess of conservative, evangelical, and fundamentalist bodies; patterns of congregational independence, including loosening of or removal of denominational identity, particularly in signage, and the related marginal loyalty of members; emergence of megachurches, with resources and the capacity to meet needs heretofore supplied by denominations (training, literature, expertise); growth within mainline denominations of caucuses and their alignment into broad progressive or conservative camps, often with connections to similar camps in other denominations; widespread suspicion of, indeed hostility towards, the centers and symbols of denominational identity -- the regional and national headquarters; migration of individuals and families through various religious identities, sometimes out of classic Christianity altogether. Denominationalism looks doomed and is so proclaimed. It may be. However, viewing the sweep of Anglo-American history, this volume suggests how much denominations and denominationalism have changed, how resilient they have proved, how significant these structures of religious belonging have been in providing order and direction to American society, and how such enduring purposes find ever new structural/institutional expression. -- Publisher
 
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The Methodists
Alternative Names
Richey, Russell Earle.

Languages
English (71)

Covers
Reimagining denominationalism : interpretive essaysThe Methodist experience in AmericaThe Methodist Conference in America : a historyPerspectives on American Methodism : interpretive essaysConnectionalism : ecclesiology, mission, and identityThe people(s) called Methodist : forms and reforms of their lifeDoctrines and disciplineQuestions for the twenty-first century church