Tag: Social Change, Personal Transformation Book
Editor Dr. John L. Epps
A collection of lectures given between 1970-1977 by one considered by many as a revolutionary churchman.
The book of nearly 300 pages has four sections: "Joe's Theology"; "The Religious Life"; "The Life of Service"; and "The New Form of the Religious." One who worked closely with Joe in the four emphases introduces each section, and each contains seven or eight talks on the subject.
Joseph Mathews combined religious fervor with practical wisdom. He was also a prolific speaker whose rhetorical capacity was unmatched. Joe's work included Army chaplaincy during World War II, seminary professorship, leadership of a student religious community at the University of Texas, and leadership of the Ecumenical Institute/Institute of Cultural Affairs based in Chicago. A biography is in the final stages of publication, authored by his brother Bishop James K. Mathews of the United Methodist Church.