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Wesley, Wesleyans, and Reading Bible as Scripture
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The theology of John Wesley has proven exceedingly influential in the religious and spiritual lives of Wesley's followers and his critics. However, Wesley did not leave behind a written doctrine on scripture. This collection presents an array of diverse approaches to understanding John Wesley's charge to read and interpret the Bible as scripture. Contributors move beyond the work of Wesley himself to discuss how Wesleyan communities have worked to address the difficult scriptural—and theological—conundrums of their time and place.

With contributions from William J. Abraham, Justo L. González, Joel B. Green, Elaine A. Heath, Randy L. Maddox, Karen B. Westerfield Tucker, Jason E. Vickers, Laceye Warner, David F. Watson, Kenneth J. Collins, Robert W. Wall, Reginald Broadnax, Meesaeng Lee Choi, Hunn Choi, Douglas M. Koskela, D. Brent Laytham, Steven J. Koskie, and Michael Pasquarello III, Wesley, Wesleyans, and Reading Bible as Scripture ultimately attempts to underscore what it means to stand in the Wesleyan stream and bring about holiness through—and within—daily occurrences.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. 1-1
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. 2-5
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. List of Abbreviations
  2. pp. vii-ix
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. xi-xiii
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  1. Part I. Wesley on Scripture
  2. pp. 1-17
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  1. 1. John Wesley—“A Man of One Book”
  2. pp. 3-18
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  1. 2. Scripture as a Means of Grace
  2. pp. 19-32
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  1. 3. Reading Scripture, the Literal Sense, and the Analogy of Faith
  2. pp. 33-46
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  1. 4. Wesley as Interpreter of Scripture and the Emergence of “History” in Biblical Interpretation
  2. pp. 47-62
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  1. Part II. The Nature and Authority of Scripture among Wesleyans
  2. pp. 63-79
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  1. 5. Scripture among African American Methodists
  2. pp. 65-80
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  1. 6. Scripture among Hispanic Methodists
  2. pp. 81-97
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  1. 7. Scripture among Korean Methodists
  2. pp. 99-115
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  1. 8. Scripture and Divine Revelation
  2. pp. 117-132
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  1. 9. A Wesleyan Understanding of the Authority of Scripture
  2. pp. 133-146
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  1. 10. The Holiness of Scripture
  2. pp. 147-159
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  1. 11. Scripture as Canon
  2. pp. 161-176
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  1. Part III. Wesleyans Working with Scripture
  2. pp. 177-193
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  1. 12. Scripture and Social Ethics
  2. pp. 179-193
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  1. 13. Can We Speak of a Wesleyan Theological Hermeneutic of Scripture Today?
  2. pp. 195-209
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  1. 14. Reading Scripture for Christian Formation
  2. pp. 211-225
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  1. 15. The Place of Scripture in Worship
  2. pp. 227-243
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  1. 16. The Place of Scripture
  2. pp. 245-262
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  1. 17. Scripture and Evangelism
  2. pp. 263-275
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 277-324
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  1. List of Contributors
  2. pp. 325-326
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  1. Index of Names
  2. pp. 327-333
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  1. Subject Index
  2. pp. 334-336
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