As anyone familiar with both the stereotypes and the scholarship related to Wesley knows, tricky interpretive questions abound: was Wesley a conservative, high church Tory or a revolutionary protodemocrat or proto-Marxist? Was he a modern rationalist obsessed with the epistemology of religious belief or a late medieval style thinker who believed in demonic possession and supernatural healing? Was Wesley primarily a pragmatic evangelist or a serious theologian committed to the long-haul work of catechesis, initiation, and formation? Wesley: A Guide for the Perplexed sheds new light on Wesley's life and teaching, and aims to help students understand this enigmatic figure.
|Publication date:||15th January 2009|
|Author:||Jason E. Vickers|
|Publisher:||T.& T.Clark Ltd an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC|
Jason E Vickers PhD is Director of the Centre for Evangelical United Brethren Heritage and Assistant Professor of Theology, United Theological Seminary, Ohio, USA. He is author of Transitions in Methodist Christology (Abingdon Press, forthcoming) and editor of the Cambridge Companion to John Wesley (forthcoming 2009).More About Jason E. Vickers