Books and Articles from 21st century writers

Kenneth Cracknell and Susan White

  • An Introduction to World Methodism (Cambridge University Press 2005)  
    There are 75 million Methodists in over 130 countries today. This is the first book to treat Methodism as a global religious tradition, examining its rich diversity as well as the core beliefs that all Methodists share. It also considers the contribution of Methodism to ecumenical and inter-religious relations.

Joy Fox  

  • Excellent Women, 1870-1970: The Female Role in Missionary Service in Angels and Impudent Women (Wesley Historical Society 2007)

Deborah Gaitskell  

  • Mediating Methodist Mission in the Twentieth Century: Black and White Women Leaders in South Africa's Transvaal in Angels and Impudent Women

Margaret Jones  

  • 'The active duties . proper to her station': Women and Mission(s) in Wesleyan Methodism, 1813-1858 in Protestant Nonconformity and Christian Missions (Paternoster 2014)

John Pritchard  

Ian Welch

John Young

Oral History

The oral history section at the British Library Sound Archive holds a collection of 110 taped interviews with missionaries telling their stories recorded 1994-2009, entitled the Methodist Church Oral Archive

Search the British Library Sound and Moving Image catalogue for collection reference C640 and use Contact Us to make a listening appointment. Search the list of missionaries whose interviews are recorded here.

Alongside the Methodist Church Oral Archive interviews, the British Library has a number of other collections which explore religious experience, see the overview of oral histories of religion and belief.

Online resources