Resurgence Publishing Corp.
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Resurgence Publishing Corporation (RPC) is a non-profit corporation in the State of Florida, founded in 2004. 

The company's initial publications are the Archive Series focused on the life and works of  Joseph Wesley Mathews provided, with permission, by members of his family and from his archives. Bending History (Volume I) was our first publication in 2004, Volume II was published in 2011.

In 2009, RPC added a new Legacy Series of publication spearheaded by a reprinting of Eternal Values in a World of Change, by Bishop James K. Mathews, the the presentations, talks and workshops of
the
Transforming the Legacy Symposium at Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington D.C., honoring the inauguration of the Joseph Wesley Mathews Archives at the Seminary and lifetime of work of his brother Bishop James K. Mathews (see RPC Conferencing
.) The two volume series resulting from the Symposium was published in late 2010.

Through the location of the Joseph Wesley Mathews personal archives at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington D.C., and in collaboration with the ICA Archives Project in Chicago Illinois, Resurgence Publishing provides a medium for further research and publication to be done by others both from the JWM archives and from their own research and thinking.


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Bending History Series Volume I
The book is entitled Bending History: Selected Talks of Joseph W. Mathews. It is approximately 300 pages and contains about 32 of his talks, including some RS-I (Religious Studies-I) lectures he once gave. It also includes a “Foreword” by Bishop James K. Mathews remembering some of Joe's early days in which his oratory was already evident.

The book has four sections, each with an introduction (two by John Epps, and one each by George Holcombe and John Cock.) George Walters has written the "Postlude" and Betty Pesek a note about the “Archives” and the accessibility of Joe's files for additional research. We suspect that this book is the first of many that will publish more of his talks and will elaborate further on the themes he introduced.

We on the editorial team are convinced that the book is the first step in getting Joe's theological perspective more widely distributed. We hope to see the book read and discussed in groups inside and outside the church and in seminaries internationally. If you have contacts who might benefit from and be open to Joe's insights, please help them get access to this book.

I hope you will take advantage of this opportunity. It's been an unbelievable treat to work on this project.


John Epps