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In a single, convenient volume, readers can now look up John Wesley's own statements of his theological beliefs. Reprinted from the 1954 work, A Compend of Wesley's Theology, the book includes Wesley's most significant statements on the essential questions of Christian doctrine, culled from over thirty of his works.
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Studio: Abingdon Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.76" Width: 5.76" Height: 0.74" Weight: 0.85 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 1982
Publisher Abingdon Church Supplies
ISBN 0687205298 ISBN13 9780687205295
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More About Robert E. Chiles
Robert E. Chiles is Professor of Philosophy at the College of Staten Island, CUNY.
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A Must Have For Studying Wesleyan Theology Dec 25, 2006
For those of us who follow in the footsteps of John Wesley in our theological heritage (mine being Arminian), I have grown to love the works of John Wesley. Sadly, much of what comes from the United Methodist Church here in the United States is liberal and very bias against John Wesley. Too often liberal Methodist try to either misrepresent the teachings of Wesley or they deny what he taught such as inerrancy.
That is why you need this book. While this book is a collection of the writings and teachings of Wesley, the book itself is a very indepth analysis of Wesley's teachings. In the book you will not only see his evangelical teachings such as justification by faith but also his Arminian teachings as well against the Calvinist of his day. Wesley's arguments can still be used today against Calvinism.
My only reason for not giving this a five star rating was that a short work such as this can-not cover John Wesley or his teachings. While this work tries to do so, it simply is not a full view of what Arminians, Wesleyans, or John Wesley himself truly believe. However, this is still a must read for every serious theological student.
Excellent Source book on John Wesley Feb 20, 2006
This book is very readable and provides great insight into the life and thought of the founder of Methodism, John Wesley. The editor does an excellent job with introductions and footnotes. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
nice collection Jan 11, 2005
This is a good collection of Wesley passages into nice categories. The passages chosen are from a wide range of sources and of time periods in Wesley's life. However, the book is 98% Wesley. The editors let Wesley speak for himself on lots of issues. While this is nice to a certain extent, some direction following each passage would've been good. It's nice to have some analysis with this kind of work. At the end, there's a handy reference of the passages used, and at the end of every chapter (category), there's a list of supplementary resources if you're interested in reading more. I'd highly recommend this book. Some very interesting and worthwhile reading here.
Immpeccable scholarly material Apr 4, 2000
Outler has a thorough knowledge of Wesley's life, teachings, and impact. He does more than present a summary of that, but he gives insight as well. One of the greatest is of Wesley's grasp of both Protestant and Catholic theologies, that creates something new (or old, i.e. in the 'primitive' church).