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Episode 131: The Wesleyan Roots of the Asbury Revival with Frederick Schmidt

Episode 131: The Wesleyan Roots of the Asbury Revival with Frederick Schmidt

Understanding a Revival in its context.

The Asbury Revival has brought both praise and criticism from liberals and conservatives. But what’s missing is the context from which the event sprung forth which is a university in the Wesleyan tradition. That context matters because it helps define what this revival is all about and how it might differ from the wider understanding of revival.

Frederick Schmidt is an Episcopal priest, but he has spent time working at Methodist institutions which gives him an understanding of Methodism, and the wider Wesleyan or Holiness movement. He’s currently Vice Rector at Good Shepherd Episcopal in Brentwood, TN and taught at the Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University in Dallas and is the Rueben P. Job Chair in Spiritual Formation at Garett Evangelical Seminary in Evanston, IL.

Show Notes:

Understanding the Revival at Asbury University- by Frederick Schmidt

On longing and the Asbury Revival- by Nadia Bolz Weber

Celebrating Revival in a Cynical Age- by Russell Moore

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