GBHEM Publishing Office Serves the Global Church with the Release of John Wesley Sermons in Spanish
The Publishing Office at the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) seeks to serve the global United Methodist Church through the release of “Sermones de Juan Wesley, Tomo I” and “Sermones de Juan Wesley, Tomo II.” Based on the critical “Works of John Wesley – Bicentennial Edition,” the books are scholarly compilations of Wesley’s sermons in Spanish.
The addition of “Sermones de Juan Wesley” to GBHEM’s publishing ministry is one of many steps the agency is taking to serve all those who are pursuing higher education and/or ordination within the church. The books will serve Hispanic and Latino students seeking education within the Wesleyan tradition, including Hispanic Course of Study and programs in Latin America.
GBHEM and the Wesley Heritage Foundation (WHF), a global nonprofit with the purpose of prompting the Wesleyan revival among Spanish speakers throughout the Americas, partnered on the publishing of the translated sermons. Johnny Llerena, general editor of the volumes, serves as the executive coordinator for WHF’s Instituto de Estudios Wesleyanos – Latinoamérica (the Institute for Wesley Studies – Latin America or IEW-LA).
First published in 1996 by the WHF as part of “Obras de Wesley,” the historic sermons are a leading source of indigenous and authentic Methodist tradition and Wesleyan theology among those who speak Spanish.
“As we work to provide the resources and tools for all who are seeking to become clergy and leaders within our church, it is vital that we offer resources to match the diversity in languages of our global church,” said David Martinez, director of specialized programs of theological education at GBHEM. “As we have expanded Spanish and Portuguese Course of Study offerings, publishing the ‘Sermones de Juan Wesley’ is another great step in meeting the needs of all those we serve worldwide.”
“Sermones de Juan Wesley, Tomo I” and “Sermones de Juan Wesle, Tomo II” are available on Amazon.com (Tomo I and Tomo II) and Cokesbury.com (Tomo I and Tomo II). For more information on GBHEM’s Publishing Office, visit www.gbhem.org.
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