welcome-kevin-watson-sq.jpgAssistant Professor of Wesleyan and Methodist Studies Kevin M. Watson’s latest book, Old or New School Methodism? The Fragmentation of a Theological Tradition  (Oxford University Press, 2019), has received the 2020 Smith/Wynkoop Book Award from the Wesleyan Theological Society (WTS).

Named in honor of the outstanding scholarly contributions of Nazarene historian Timothy L. Smith and theologian Mildred Bangs Wynkoop, the award recognizes a recent publication of distinction in a research area related to the Wesleyan/Holiness tradition that has helped the tradition to be better understood and/or promoted. Watson was recognized at the 55th annual Wesleyan Theological Society meeting March 6-7 in Kansas City, Missouri.

The Wesleyan Theological Society is an international fellowship of scholars, pastors, friends and students that comes together annually to discuss the work of Wesleyan Holiness theology and related topics.