- Too bad it's so dated; (1851–1915), would have been a great reference work otherwise. Unfortunately scholarship has changed it's position several times on these matters since these were written. You're better finding off finding more recent works.
- There's probably a use for this somewhere, but on the whole, there's not enough here to warrant purchase. Methodism is so much more than it's historical backgrounds. Where are the resources on current theological trends and contemporary struggles in Methodism? Where are the resources by contemporary Methodist authors? What about The Book of the Discipline? While it can be argued that these resources are available other places, the whole point of a "Methodist" library/collection should be a reservoir of useful materials available to the reader. I hope at some point in the future Logos will consult with leaders within traditions and offer resources that are truly useful. Until then, look beyond this one...
- Great historical overview but won't help you on your theological statements to pass your BOM. Save your money.
- A little difficult to get into, but a great treatise on hope by one of Christendom's deeper thinkers.
- Several great texts that expose one to the richness of Brueggemann's writings; worth a look!