JOHN WESLEY'S THEOLOGY TODAY by Colin W. Williams

JOHN WESLEY'S THEOLOGY TODAY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Currently based at Drew Seminary, the Australian author of John Wesley's Theology Today writes from an ecumenical point of view as he analyzes the sermons and writings of Methodism's Founder. While recognizing that Methodist thinking has not frozen around an 18th century mind, Colin Williams demonstrates that very large Wesleyan influence continues. No one can be a true Methodoist, nor can any other ""brand of Christian hope to unite with or cooperate with Methodist Churches, without reckoning with what the Founder had to say about original sin, the deity of Christ, the atonement, justification by faith alone, the work of the Holy Spirit and the Trinity. The emphasis on sanctification is the fruit of John Wesley's theological positions. This book is a bit stiff for the average layman. Clergy of all Churches will find it profitable. Especially commendable is the author's interweaving of John Wesley's own words with Williams' text, each clearly distinguished from the other typographically. Indeed, non- Methodists, so often tempted to read about John Wesley, and to accept what others have said, will discover along with Colin Williams' lucid interpretation, a good compendium of Wesley's original words, and so may arrive at better conclusions than some of the current prejudicial fables about Wesley.

Pub Date: Feb. 8th, 1960
ISBN: 068720531X
Publisher: Abingdon