Item description for The Scripture Way of Salvation: The Heart of Wesley's Theology by Kenneth J. Collins...
Overview Taking its title from one of John Wesley's most important sermons, The Scripture Way of Salvation explores the soteriological content of Wesley's entire literary corpus. Fundamentally a doctrinal study, it is historically sensitive to the subtle shifts and nuances of Wesley's continuing reflections about the process of salvation and the nature of Christian life. Collins provides a clear discussion of Wesley's emerging views about the development and muturation of Christian life, and in so doing highlights the essential structure that undergirds and provides the framework for Wesley's way of thinking about theprocesses of salvation.
Publishers Description Taking its title from one of John Wesley's most important sermons, The Scripture Way of Salvation explores the distinctive order of salvation contained in the whole of Wesley's literary corpus. The thread that unites this work is its emphasis, which Collins takes to be consistently characteristic of Wesley throughout his life, on the vital doctrine of the grace of God. He argues against the increasingly widespread judgment that the older Wesley (after 1765) embraced the notion of a broad way to salvation and thus muted the evangelical emphases characteristic of his earlier sermons. According to Collins, Wesley not only points people toward a path to salvation, but encourages them to understand the order of that salvation.
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Studio: Abingdon Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.99" Width: 6.03" Height: 0.63" Weight: 0.77 lbs.
Release Date Jul 1, 1997
Publisher Abingdon Church Supplies
ISBN 0687009626 ISBN13 9780687009626
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More About Kenneth J. Collins
Kenneth J. Collins (Ph.D., Drew University) is professor of historical theology and Wesley studies at Asbury Theological Seminary. He is a nationally known Wesley scholar who has written four books on the subject.
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An Important Work and a "Keeper"! Nov 17, 2000
In this offering, Collins employs the Wesleyan "via salutis," or "the way of salvation", as a framework upon which he successfully maps out John Wesley's theological thought. What Collins has accomplished beyond his careful organization of this material, is to capture many of the important nuances found in Wesley's scriptural-based theology. Although deep and profound, this text is composed in such a way as to not only instruct, but also to engage the reader. Wesley's theological convictions are presented in a clear and crisp style to which the student cannot help but become involved, both spiritually and intellectually. I am convinced this is already an important text, and will grow to be more so as time goes by. "The Scripture Way of Salvation" will no doubt receive the wide reading it so richly deserves.