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Wesley on Moral Character

Discussions of moral character in our day tend to break down whenever it is suggested that there is a character that is normative for all people, or even for all
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Wesley and the Doctrinal Role of Hymnody

The hymnal was analogous to Wesley’s standard sermons or the Minutes of Several Conversations. It set forth in an organized fashion the theology of the movement. As such, this hymnal
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Wesley: “Our Doctrine and Our Discipline”

“Our doctrine and our discipline” was a phrase common to early Methodists, including John Wesley and Francis Asbury. Both terms were crucial to the new movement, but they had significantly
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Christian Perfection

By Henry “Hal” Knight III Christian perfection, or entire sanctification, may be the most controversial of Wesley’s teachings. It was certainly one of the most misunderstood, which is why Wesley
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The Marks of Conversion

By Henry “Hal” Knight III “Conversion” is a tricky word. Everyone seems to know what it means, but the meanings are widely divergent. They are often quite different from how
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The Significance of the Law for Wesley

By Henry “Hal” Knight III For Wesley, prevenient grace is a manifestation of God’s universal love for humanity. God reaches out to everyone, restoring a measure of the freedom which
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Original Sin

By Henry “Hal” Knight III Wesley’s doctrine of prevenient grace was his solution to a problem inherent in two central teachings of Protestantism. The first was original sin, which in
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John Wesley’s “Orthopathy” – The “Right” Way?

By Henry “Hal” Knight III When in the 1970s Wesleyan and Pentecostal theologians introduced the term “orthopathy,” they had more in mind than simply insisting experience should be considered along
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John Wesley’s “Orthopraxis”

By Henry “Hal” Knight III The term “orthopraxis” was introduced into Christian theology by liberation theologians in the 1960s. It was meant as a corrective to an orthodoxy that affirmed
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Wesley’s “Orthodoxy”

By Henry “Hal” Knight III “Orthodoxy” is not a popular word these days. When someone announces they no longer believe in the Trinity or the deity of Christ, many consider
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