A major figure in eighteenth-century Christianity, John Wesley sought to combine the essential elements of the Catholic and Evangelical traditions and to restore to the laity a vital role in church life. He began one of the most dynamic movements in the history of modern Protestantism, a movement which eventually produced the Methodist churches. This volume offers a representative selection of theological writings by Wesley and includes historically oriented introductions and footnotes which indicate Wesley's Anglican, patristic, and biblical sources.
"An excellent primer to the thought of John Wesley. Outler covers the important issues by selecting readings that express the core of Wesley's theology."--Neil D. Anderson, Asbury College "A major book....It consists of selections from Wesley's writings designed in their arrangement to bring out his development, along with introductions and notes."--Review of Books and Religion "A credit to its editor....The documents are well chosen; selections representative of the wide interest and preoccupation of Wesley are given to convey a picture of the stature of the man."--Journal of Religion "Why it took me so long to discover this outstanding anthology, I do not know. It is marked by great learning from the editor, and genuine theological contribution from Wesley."--Mark A. Noll, Wheaton College
Series: Library of Protestant Thought
Number Of Pages: 528
Published: 13th November 1980
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.67 x 14.02 x 3.35
Weight (kg): 0.45