Deepen your faith and enrich your life through this study of core Methodist beliefs. Written by popular seminary teachers, this book will connect you to the life and ministry of John Wesley, demonstrating relevance for the lives of Christians today...
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Deepen your faith and enrich your life through this study of core Methodist beliefs.
Written by popular seminary teachers, this book will connect you to the life and ministry of John Wesley, demonstrating relevance for the lives of Christians today as it offers an introductory examination of each. In easy-to-understand language, each chapter is divided into five sections:
1. A Wesleyan Faith: an account of the basic ideas under discussion, understood in light of some of John Wesley's insights;
2. A Lived Faith: discussion of the practical, everyday implications for Christian living;
3. A Deeper Faith: gets into some of the more difficult ideas of Christian thinking;
4. The Catechism: shorthand way of learning the basics of Wesleyan Christianity; and
5. In Your Own Words: reflection questions that will help you take the name of Jesus with you.
David F. Watson (Ph.D., Southern Methodist University) is Assistant Professor of New Testament and Associate Dean for Program Development, United Theological Seminary, Dayton. He has contributed to New Proclamation (Fortress Press), to Lectionary Homiletics, and to the Wesley Study Bible, and is the author of Honor Among Christians: The Cultural Key to the So-Called Messianic Secret (Fortress Press, 2010)
William J. Abraham (D.Phil., Regent's Park College, Oxford University) is Albert Cook Outler Distinguished Professor of Theology and Wesley Studies at Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University. His books include Canon and Criterion in Christian Theology: From the Fathers to Feminism (Oxford); Waking from Doctrinal Amnesia (Abingdon Press); The Logic of Evangelism(Eerdmans); The Rationality of Religious Belief, edited with Steven W. Holtzer (Clarendon Press); Divine Revelation and the Limits of Historical Criticism (Oxford University Press) and An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion (Prentice-Hall).