JOHN WESLEY by Albert .-Ed. Outler


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This volume also appears in the Library of Protestant Thought, and comes at a time when Wesley seems in for reassessment as a theologian as well as the founder of Methodism. The book provides, on an ample scale, a representative selection of his writings. Introductory notes and comments are given by the editor, professor at Perkins School of theology and eminently competent for this editorial task. The Introduction gives a discriminating and concse account of Wesley's religious experience and of the sources and circumstances that contributed to the shaping of his mind and spirit. The selections are grouped under the headings, ""The Theologian Self Interpreted,"" ""Theological Foundations,"" and the like. Development comes through discriminating selections from Wesly's journal, his large correspondence, his sermons and tracts, and the rather meticulous records he kept of events and meetings of ""The Societies."" While the volume will be useful to students who wish to begin a serious study of Wesley's thought and work, it can also be of considerable interest to scholars and lay readers who wish to become soundly informed on the range of his theology and his spirit and experience. A valuable and substantial addition to the Library.

Pub Date: April 30th, 1964
Publisher: Oxford