Wesley Works Editorial Project

Duke Divinity School was one of the original sponsor schools for the Wesley Works Editorial Project and has been a central contributor ever since. Dean Robert E. Cushman of Duke took the lead in administering and promoting the project through its first decade (1960–70). Frank Baker was recruited to the Divinity School in 1960, to serve as textual editor for the project from its beginning. In 1969 Baker was named Editor-in-Chief of the project. He served in this role for another two decades, with Richard P. Heitzenrater coming alongside as General Editor in 1986. In 2003 Randy L. Maddox was appointed to assist Heitzenrater as the Associate General Editor for the project.

The Center for Studies in the Wesleyan Tradition was organized in 1979 to undergird Duke Divinity School’s continuing contribution to the Wesley Works Editorial Project and to expand our efforts in related ventures.