Journals and research papers

Methodism and related bodies produce a number of peer reviewed journals that contain a great wealth of Methodist and Wesleyan scholarship.  This list, which hopefully remains a work in progress, highlights a number of these resources from the British Isles, and a number from the USA.  Most are open access via the internet, enabling the riches of this scholarship to be very widely accessible. 


Research papers and surveys

Attitudes to Church Buildings: Findings of an opinion poll commissioned by the National Churches Trust (December 2014)

Methodist Related Journals: Britain and Ireland 

Wesley House, Cambridge
Holiness  - open access

St John's College, DurhamTheology and Ministry - open access 

Manchester Wesley Research Centre, The Oxford Centre for Methodism and Church History (Oxford Brookes University): Wesley and Methodist Studies

Only the contents pages are open access. Volumes 1-6 can be purchased via Amazon (for £12 or less each) and the journal is available via JSTOR, consequently accessible to most people with access to university electronic resources.

Wesley Historical SocietyThe Proceedings of the Wesley Historical Society

The full text of the Wesley Historical Society Proceedings volumes 1 to 55 and the General Index To The Proceedings Vols 1 to 30 & Publications 1 - 4 and the General Index To The Proceedings Vols 31-50 & Book Reviews Vols 26 - 50 may be freely viewed and searched on This website created by Rob Bradshaw has been making Biblical Studies (including Christian History) freely accessible since 2001. Please use the link

Methodist Historical Society of IrelandBulletin of the Methodist Historical Society of Ireland   - print copies for purchase


Methodist Related Journals: USA

Methodist Review - open access

Methodist History Journal - open access

Wesleyan Theological Journal - open access for 1966-2010

The Asbury Journal - open access

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