We are pleased to announce the publication of a Festschrift in honor of Keith Drury (the first is paperback, the second Kindle):
"Scholars have a long-standing tradition of honoring one of their own with a Festschrift, a collection of essays, to mark a significant moment life of the honoree. In this volume, Bud Bence, Bob Black, Chris Bounds, Amanda Drury, Sharon Drury, Stephen Lennox, Dan Reiland, Ken Schenck, Wayne Schmidt, Wallace Thornton Jr., and Burton Webb honor Keith Drury with scholarship related to his contributions to the church, in honor of his retirement from full-time ministry."
Steve Lennox did the lion's share of the editing, but in setting it up for print I was REALLY impressed with these essays. There is some really good stuff in here. All the proceeds will go, as I understand it, toward scholarships at IWU. The Table of Contents is below.
I know some of you are wondering whether Wesleyans have a contribution to make to broader Christianity today. Keith Drury is the most innovative thinker, I suspect, in our entire church's history, and these essays represent scholarly engagement with his most distinctive thoughts. So if you are looking for how Wesleyans might play a role on a larger scale, there's probably something in here. See also Wayne Schmidt's essay, "The Making of a Movement," based on KD's article of the same name.
Stephen J. Lennox
Re-Viewing History: Keith Drury, Pilgrim Bible Colleges, and the Power of a Single Word
Scripture as a Sacrament of Transformation
Toward a “Neo-Holiness Theology” of Entire Sanctification
It’s Not Just Wrapping—It’s Skin: A Reflection on the Work of Keith Drury and the Relevance of Faith to Lifestyle
Wallace Thornton, Jr.
Habituated Spontaneous Judgment: A Conversation with John Dewey’s How We Think
Keith Drury’s Leader Development Legacy
The Making of a Movement
God’s Call and Divine Guidance: Revisiting the Concept of Life Calling
Clarence (Bud) Bence
The Providence of God
The Works of Keith W. Drury