Wesley Studies

Wesleyan theology is one of my primary research interests.  I’m collecting all of my posts relevant to John Wesley, Charles Wesley, and the Wesleyan family of churches here on this page, in the hopes that they’ll be a useful resource for students of the Wesleys and Methodism.

If you are looking for online resources for Wesley studies, I recommend you visit the Wesley Center Online,  the Tyndale Seminary Wesley Studies page, the Center for Studies in the Wesleyan Tradition at Duke, the Oxford Institute of Methodist Theological Studies (some of the older Oxford Institute papers are available for free if you look under “archives”), the Manchester Wesley Research Centre, and the Wesley Historical Society, which hosts the online Dictionary of Methodism in Britain and Ireland and has made past issues of its journal available, dating back to the late 1890s.


Series: John Wesley and the Mission of God



7 thoughts on “Wesley Studies

  1. I am a great believer in and hopefully student of Wesley and enjoy reading about and writing about him.
    Wesley’s Wars discusses the theological wars John Wesley waged on behalf of “true religion,” a religion of the heart. They were fought to protect the people in his society who trusted him with their spiritual health, and he took that seriously. He waged war on incorrect ideas of original sin, predestination, the church, and Christian perfection. It is available through WestBow publishing a division of Thomas Nelson or Amazon.
    The earlier book, John Wesley, Natural Man, and the ‘Isms, is still available through Wipf and Stock. Both are at Cokesbury and many other places.
    Both books have a Study Book in the back of the book for students to use to find the most important elements of each chapter. Answers are also provided. The books are good for Sunday School and evening studies.
    I have a M.Div. from Garrett-Evangelical and extra work there on the theology of John Wesley. I live in Mobile, Alabama and am active in Saint Mark United Methodist Church.
    Good reading.
    Look for author as J. Robert Ewbank

  2. As am American preaching to extremely traditional Methodists in England your web site is very helpful in understanding history as well an the spiritual frame of reference for these congregations. It also allows me the reinforce Wesleyan ideals that have been long forgotten, yet easily accepted since they are of Wesley. Thank you for a great tool for my ministry here!

    • Hi Glen – thanks for stopping by. Those are all really big topics! Entire books have been written on each of them. Did you have specific question in mind about Wesley’s views? In general, it is safe to say that Wesley falls within mainstream historic orthodox Christianity on the basic issues in the doctrine of God. That is, he supports the classical Christian doctrines of the Trinity and Incarnation (understood to mean that Christ is fully divine and fully human).

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