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A Rebel In The Ranks: A Biography Of Mildred Bangs Wynkoop, Linda K. Alexander Jan 2004

A Rebel In The Ranks: A Biography Of Mildred Bangs Wynkoop, Linda K. Alexander

Wesleyan Holiness Books

This dissertation studied the life, the theology and the educational pedagogy of Dr. Mildred Bangs Wynkoop. Wynkoop changed the theological framework within the international denomination of the Church of the Nazarene. Wynkoop’s proactive interpretation of Wesleyan theology kept the Church of the Nazarene in the forefront of theological development within the Wesleyan Holiness movement during the twentieth century.

Wynkoop was born on September 9, 1905 in Seattle, Washington. During her college years at Pasadena College she met and married Ralph Wynkoop, a religion major who wanted to be a preacher. After co-pastoring with her husband Ralph for several years ...