Founded in 1979, the Center for Studies in the Wesleyan Tradition staffs, supervises, and enriches the Divinity School’s curricular and extracurricular offerings in Methodist and Wesleyan Studies and supports significant educational outreach programs designed for our United Methodist constituencies. In addition, the center develops and provides access to outstanding research resources for students and scholars of the broad Wesleyan tradition around the globe.
Academics & Educational Outreach
Through classes, educational programs, and student advising, CSWT ensures that Duke Divinity School is supporting Methodist and Wesleyan Studies and our United Methodist constituencies. Much of this work is done through the Methodist House of Studies.
The Center supports the production of critical editions of the texts of John and Charles Wesley in print and online. It also develops and provides access to various research materials in Wesleyan and Methodist Studies.
John Wesley Primary Text Collections
Wesley Works Editorial Project: The Wesley Works Editorial Project was launched in 1960 to provide a critical edition of the writings of John Wesley.
Charles Wesley Primary Text Collections
Frank Baker Collection and Publications in Wesley and Methodist Studies
Frank Baker’s unparalleled personal collection of Wesley and Methodist primary materials, and his major body of research items and publications, comprise the heart of Duke University’s Wesleyan research collection.