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|Record Creator:||American Academy of Religion. Wesleyan Studies Group|
|Title:||AAR Wesleyan Studies Group Records|
|Abstract:||The Wesleyan Studies Group began in 1983 as consultation which later became a regular working group. WSG's purpose is to seek and promote the critical understanding and appropriation of Wesleyan traditions by understanding the term in the broader Methodist family. The group is to embrace and encourage not only historical and sociological studies but also theological reflection, critique, and extension.|
|Extent:||0.42 cubic feet|
The beginning of the Wesleyan Studies Group (WSG) lie in a roundtable discussion of a paper by Ted Runyon at the AAR/SBL Annual Meeting in 1982. The response to this roundtable led to an approval by the AAR Program Committee for a Consultation on Wesleyan Studies at the 1983 meeting. The quality and quantity of participation by AAR members in this Consultation session led to a proposal for the establishment of the WSG as a regular working group to be renewed in five year segments
WSG's purpose is to seek and promote the critical understanding and appropriation of Wesleyan traditions by understanding the term in the broader Methodist family. The group is to embrace and encourage not only historical and sociological studies but also theological reflection, critique, and extension. As an ecumenically focused group, it is not the property of a single denominational group but serves as a place for Wesleyan scholars to pursue academic concerns and interests.
The records document the administrative arm of the Wesleyan Studies Group with an emphasis on planning for meetings. Files range from the periodic reauthorization of WSG as a recognized group within the American Academy of Religion to program reports to membership lists. The strength of the collection revolves around presenters of papers with their respective proposals. Topics are broad in nature and cover the entire Wesleyan historical-theological spectrum.
Materials have been arranged in the following manner.
The collection is arranged chronologically by year.
When citing material from this collection please use the following format: Direct reference to the item or its file folder, American Academy of Religion, Wesleyan Studies Group, Methodist Collection - Drew University, Madison, New Jersey. Do not make use of the item's call number as that is not a stable descriptor.
There are no restrictions regarding this collection. Copyright still owned by Drew. Permissions to publish must be directed to Drew.
Detailed use restrictions relating to our collections can be requested from the office of the archivist at the General Commission on Archives and History. Photocopying is handled by the staff and may be limited in certain instances. Before using any material for publication from this collection a formal request for permission to publish is expected and required.
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|Call Number||Folder Title||Date(s)|
|2132-3-3: 1||WSG - Five Year Renewal (Guidelines for Renewal Process)||1988-2008|
|2132-3-3: 2||WSG Annual Meeting||1988|
|2132-3-3: 3||WSG Annual Meeting||1989|
|2132-3-3: 4||WSG Anual Meeting||1992|
|2132-3-3: 5||WSG Reports to AAR||1993|
|2132-3-3: 6||WSG Annual Meeting||1994|
|2132-3-3: 7||WSG Annual Meeting||1995|
|2132-3-3: 8||WSG Annual Meeting||1996|
|2132-3-3: 9||WSG Annual Meeting||1997|
|2132-3-3: 10||WSG Annual Meeting||1998|
|2132-3-3: 11||WSG Annual Meeting||1999|
|2132-3-3: 12||AAR/SBL Wesley Studies Seminar||1999|
|2132-3-3: 13||WSG Annual Meeting||2000|
|2132-3-3: 14||WSG Annual Meeting||2001|
|2132-3-4: 1||WSG Annual Meeting||2009|
|2132-3-4: 2||History of Program Sessions 1981-2009||2009|