Yrigoyen, Charles, Jr. 1937-

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Yrigoyen, Charles, Jr. 1937-


Born December 9, 1937, in Philadelphia, PA; son of Charles (a minister) and Erma (a homemaker) Yrigoyen; married December 13, 1958; wife's name Jeanette A.; children: Debra Yrigoyen Floriani, Charles III. Ethnicity: "Caucasian." Education: University of Pennsylvania, B.S., 1959; Lancaster Theological Seminary, B.D., 1962; Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Th.M. 1964; Temple University, Ph.D., 1973. Religion: United Methodist. Hobbies and other interests: Model railroading, reading, physical fitness.


Home—Willow Street, PA. E-mail—[email protected]


Pastor of United Methodist churches in Philadelphia, PA, 1958-68; Albright College, Reading, PA, professor of religion, 1968-82; United Methodist Church, General Commission on Archives and History, Madison, NJ, general secretary, 1982-2006. Drew University, Madison, adjunct professor of American church history, 1982-2006; Lancaster Theological Seminary, member of alumni council, 2002—; Evangelical School of Theology, Myerstown, PA, director of United Methodist studies, 2005—. World Methodist Council, member of executive committee, 1984—; Epworth Rectory, Epworth, England, trustee, 1999-2006.


World Methodist Historical Society (general secretary, 1984-2006), American Society of Church History, Wesley Historical Society, Wesleyan Theological Society, Mercersburg Society, United Methodist Historical Society.


Masland fellow, Union Theological Seminary, 1980; D.D., Albright College, 1987; Distinguished Service Award, General Commission on Archives and History, United Methodist Church, 2005.


(Editor) Catholic and Reformed: Selected Theological Writings of John Williamson Nevin, Pickwick Press (Pittsburgh, PA), 1978.

(Editor) Reformed and Catholic: Selected Historical and Theological Writings of Philip Schaff, Pickwick Press (Pittsburgh, PA), 1979.

Acts for Our Time, Abingdon Press (Nashville, TN), 1987.

John Wesley: Holiness of Heart and Life, Abingdon Press (Nashville, TN), 1999.

Belief Matters: United Methodism's Doctrinal Standards, Abingdon Press (Nashville, TN), 2001.

(Editor) The Global Impact of the Wesleyan Traditions and Their Related Movements, Scarecrow (Lanham, MD), 2002.

(Editor, with Susan E. Warrick) Historical Dictionary of Methodism, 2nd edition, Scarecrow (Lanham, MD), 2005.

Praising the God of Grace: The Theology of Charles Wesley's Hymns, Abingdon Press (Nashville, TN), 2005.

Contributor to books, including Reformed Confessionalism in Nineteenth-Century America: Essays on the Thought of John Williamson Nevin. Contributor to journals, including New Mercersburg Review and Christian History. Editor, Methodist History, 1982-2006. Wesley Works Project, member of editorial board, 1982-2006.


Charles Yrigoyen, Jr., told CA: "My interests in the history of Christianity, especially Methodism, have led me to write on its origins and development. I have also been fascinated by the life and ministry of Methodism's founders, John and Charles Wesley. My interest in these areas continues."



Church History, March, 2004, William H. Williams, review of The Global Impact of the Wesleyan Traditions and Their Related Movements, p. 241.

International Bulletin of Missionary Research, October, 2003, Casely B. Essamuah, review of The Global Impact of the Wesleyan Traditions and Their Related Movements, p. 180.

Reference & Research Book News, August, 2005, review of Historical Dictionary of Methodism, p. 26.