Historiography of Timothy Smith

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The Historiography of Timothy L. Smith

A Chronological Bibliography


Compiled by Floyd W. Cunningham


“Popular Protestantism in Mid-Nineteenth — Century America.” Ph.D. dissertation. Harvard University, 1955.


Revivalism and Social Reform in Mid-Nineteenth-Century America. Nashville: Abingdon, 1957. Reprinted, New York: Harper and Row, Torchbooks, 1963; Gloucester, MA: Peter Smith, 1976; Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins U. Press, 1980.


[Editor.] “Introduction” and notes to The Certainties of Faith: Ten Sermons by the Founder of the Church of the Nazarene, by Phineas F. Bresee. Kansas City: Nazarene Publishing House, 1958.


“Christians and the Crisis of Race.” Christianity Today 2 (29 September 1958): 6-8.


“Progressivism in American Education, 1880-1900.” The Harvard Educational Review (Spring 1961): 168-193.


Called Unto Holiness: The Story of the Nazarenes. Kansas City: Nazarene Publishing House, 1963.


“The Case for Compassion.” The Seminary Tower 19 (Fall 1963): 5-6.


“The Holiness Crusade.” In The History of Methodism. Vol. 2. Ed. Emory S. Bucke. New York: Abingdon Press, 1964.


“Reports from Church Assemblies.” Christianity Today 8 (17 July 1964): 32-33.


“Religious Denominations as Ethnic Communities: A Regional Case Study.” Church History 35 (June 1966): 207-226. Reprinted in Denominationalism, ed. Russell E. Richey. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1977.


“New Approaches to the History of Immigration in Twentieth-Century America.” The American Historical Review 71 (July 1966): 1265-79.


“Protestant Schooling and American Nationality, 1800-1850.” Journal of American History 53 (March 1967): 679-695.


“Congregation, State, and Denomination: The Forming of the American Religious Structure.” William and Mary Quarterly 25 (April 1968): 155-176. Reprinted in Denominationalism, ed. Russell E. Richey. Nashville: Abingdon, 1977.


“Introduction” to George Herron, Social Meanings of Religious Experience. New York: Johnson Reprint Corporation, 1969.


“Refugee Orthodox Congregations in Western Europe, 1945-1948.” Church History 38 (September 1969): 312-326.


“Immigrant Social Aspirations and American Education, 1880-1930.” The American Quarterly 21 (Fall 1969): 523-543.


“Introduction” to Lyman Abbott, Christianity and Social Problems. New York: Johnson Reprint Corporation, 1970.


“Lay Initiative in the Religious Life of American Immigrants, 1880-1950.” Anonymous Americans: Explorations in Nineteenth-Century Social History. Ed. Tamara Hareven. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1971. Reprinted in Religion in American History: Interpretive Essays. Ed. John M. Mulder and John F. Wilson. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1978.


“A Wesleyan Response to the New Perfectionism.” The Asbury Seminarian 25 (July 1971): 26-36.


“How to Become a Bishop While Being Truly Religious.” The Asbury Seminarian 26 (January 1972): 48-66.


“Native Blacks and Foreign Whites: Varying Responses to Educational Opportunity in America, 1880-1950.” Perspectives in American History 6 (1972): 309-335.


“The Knowledge of the Lord.” An address to the quadrennial meeting of Phi Lambda, National honor society of the colleges of the Church of the Nazarene, at Miami Beach, Florida, June 17, 1972.


“Slavery and Theology: The Emergence of Black Christian Consciousness in Nineteenth-Century America.” Church History 31 (December 1972): 497-512.


“Social Reform.” In The Rise of Adventism. Ed. Edwin S. Gaustad. New York: Harper and Row, 1974.


“Christian Perfectionism and American Idealism 1820-1900.” The Asbury Seminarian 31 (October 1976): 7-34.


“Fortress Mentality: Shackling the Spirit’s Power.” Christianity Today 21 (November 19, 1976): 22-26.


“Reader’s Response: Determining Biblical Authority’s Base.” The Christian Century 95 (March 2, 1977): 198.


“The Doctrine of the Sanctifying Spirit: Charles G. Finney’s Synthesis of Wesleyan and Covenant Theology.” Wesleyan Theological Journal 13 (Spring 1978): 92-113.


“Religion and Ethnicity in America.” American Historical Review 83 (December 1978): 1155-1185.


Nazarenes and the Wesleyan Mission: Can We Learn form One History? Kansas City: Beacon Hill, 1979.


“The Cross Demands, the Spirit Enables.” Christianity Today 23 (February 16, 1979): 22-26.


“Righteousness and Hope: Christian Holiness and the Millennial Vision in America, 1800-1900.” American Quarterly 31 (Spring 1979): 21-45.


“The Doctrine of the Sanctifying Spirit in John Wesley and John Fletcher.” The Preacher’s Magazine 55 (Sept-Oct-Nov 1979): 16-17, 54-58.


“Afterword” to Timothy L. Smith, Revivalism and Social Reform: American Protestantism on the Eve of the Civil War. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1980.


“Foreword” to Harald Lindstrom, Wesley and Sanctification: A Study in the Doctrine of Salvation. Wilmore, KY: Francis Asbury, [1980].


[Editor.] Finney, Charles. The Promise of the Spirit. Minneapolis: Bethany Fellowship, 1980.


“The Book of Mormon in a Biblical Culture.” Journal of Mormon History 7 (1980): 3-21.


“How John Fletcher Became the Theological of Wesleyan Perfectionism, 1770-1776.” Wesleyan Theological Journal 15 (Spring 1980): 68-87.


“Response” to J. D. Bratt’s critique, “Religion and Ethnicity in America.” Fides et Historia 12 (Spring 1980): 27-36.


“Holiness and Radicalism in Nineteenth-Century America.” In Sanctification and Liberation: Liberation Theologies in Light of the Wesleyan Tradition. Ed. Theodore Runyon. Nashville: Abingdon, 1981.


“Notes on the Exegesis of John Wesley’s ‘Explanatory Notes Upon the New Testament.’” 16 (Spring 1981): 107-113.


“Review of Marsden.” Fides et Historia (September 1981).

“The Holy Spirit in the Hymns of the Wesleys.” Wesleyan Theological Journal 16 (Fall 1981): 20-47.


[Editor.] The Pentecost Hymns of John and Charles Wesley. Kansas City: Beacon Hill Press, 1982.


“Whitefield and Wesley on the Sanctifying Spirit.” Herald of Holiness (May 15, 1982), 12-13.


“A Chronological List of Wesley’s Sermons and Doctrinal Essays.” Wesleyan Theological Journal 17 (Fall 1982): 88-110.


“My Rejection of a Cyclical View of ‘Great Awakenings.’” Sociological Analysis 44 (Summer 1983): 97-101.


“An Historical Perspective on Evangelicalism and Ecumenism.” Mid-Stream 22 (July-October 1983): 308-325.


“The Oxford Institute of Methodist Theological Studies, 1982: A Review and Evaluation.” The Preacher’s Magazine 58 (Sept-Oct-Nov 1983): 27-31.


“The Holy Spirit and Peace.” In Perspectives on Peacemaking: Biblical Options in the Nuclear Age. Ed. John A. Bernbaum. Venture, CA: Regal, 1984.


“George Whitefield and Wesleyan Perfectionism.” Wesleyan Theological Journal 19 (Spring 1984): 63-85.


“A Higher Law: Finney’s Social Vision.” Sojourners 13 (March 1984): 18-19.


“Biblical Ideals in American Christian and Jewish Philanthropy, 1880-1920.” American Jewish History 74 (1984-85): 3-26.


“John Wesley and the Wholeness of Scripture.” Interpretation 39 (July 1985): 246-262.


[Editor.] Whitefield and Wesley on the New Birth. Grand Rapids: Francis Asbury Press of Zondervan, 1986.


“Foreword” to Charles E. White, The Beauty of Holiness: Phoebe Palmer as Theologian, Revivalist, Feminist, and Humanitarian. Grand Rapids: Francis Asbury Press of Zondervan, 1986.


“The Evangelical Kaleidoscope and the Call to Christian Unity.” Christian Scholar’s Review 15 (1986): 125-140.


“Internationalization and Ethnicity: Nazarene Accomplishments and Problems.” In Evangelism and Social Redemption. Eds. Albert L. Truesdale, Jr. and Steve Weber. Kansas City: Beacon Hill, 1987.


“Introduction.” In Making Higher Education Christian: The History and Mission of Evangelical Colleges in America. Eds. Joel H. Carpenter and Kenneth W. Shipps. Grand Rapids: Christian University Press, Eerdmans, 1987.


“Peace.” The Preacher’s Magazine 62 (June-July-Aug 1987): 15-16, 49-50.


“The Holiness People and the Doctrine of the Holy Spirit.” Quarterly Review 8 (Summer 1988): 49-70.


“A Wesleyan Theology of Salvation and Social Liberation.” The Preacher’s Magazine 64 (June-July-Aug 1989): 40-41, 57.


“Why Johnny Doesn’t Know About Mennonites.” Christianity Today 34 (February 5, 1990), 22-23.


“The Gifts: Then and Now.” Christianity Today 34 (March 19, 1990), 25-26.


“The Ohio Valley: Testing Ground for America’s Experiment in Religious Pluralism.” Church History 60 (December 1991): 461-479.


“The Evangelical Contribution.” In The Evangelical Landscape: Essays on the American Evangelical Tradition. Ed. Garth Rosell. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1996.