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.
- The Triumphs of His Grace
- John Wesley on Animal Salvation
- Some Wisdom from Wesley on Zeal
- Gems from Wesley’s Journal
- How the Wesleys Describe the Goodness of God
- John Wesley on the Character of God
- John Wesley on Predestination
- John Wesley’s Theological Interpretation of Scripture
- What is Evangelical Catholicism?
- Four John Wesley quotes everyone should know
- Holiness is not a state
- Salvation, Ethics, and Human Freedom
- Charismatic Movements in the Church
- Moralistic Therapeutic Deists
- Last meal for a condemned man: I’m giving up meat for Lent
Series: John Wesley and the Mission of God
- John Wesley and the Mission of God, part 6: the new creation
- John Wesley and the Mission of God, part 5: Social Holiness
- John Wesley and the Mission of God, part 4: Christian Perfection
- John Wesley and the Mission of God, part 3: A Therapeutic Understanding of Salvation
- John Wesley and the Mission of God, part 2: Prevenient Grace
- John Wesley and the Mission of God, part 1: The Image of God
- How the Wesleys Describe the Goodness of God
- A Hymn for Ascension Day
- A Forgotten Christmas Hymn, by Charles Wesley
- Wrestling Jacob
- Hymns that didn’t last: “Ah, Lovely Appearance of Death
METHODISM AND THE WESLEYAN TRADITION
- The Free Methodist Position on Baptism (Sermon)
- Audio from the Wesleyan Liturgical Society
- Wesleyan Liturgical Society – March 8, 2018
- A Window on Early Primitive Methodist Meetings
- Reflections on My Time at the Manchester Wesley Research Centre
- Media from the Wesleyan-Pentecostal Symposium
- Why Wesleyans Shouldn’t Frame Salvation as a “Choice”
- The Wesleyan Tradition’s Eastern Ontario Roots
- Fifth Annual Wesley Studies Symposium at Tyndale Seminary
- Conflict with the Conference: Parallels between William Booth and Ralph Horner
- Charisms and the Methodist Approach to Christian Ministry
- The Wesleys and the “New Evangelization” – from First Things
- Jerry Walls on “What’s Wrong With Calvinism”
- Methodist Influence on Isaac Hecker
- Why Arminian theology is neither Pelagian nor Semi-Pelagian
- Book Review: Longing of Spring – A New Vision for Wesleyan Community
- Ecclesial homelessness
- Doctrine in The Salvation Army Tradition
- Methodism as religious society-become-church
- Methodism as an Extraordinary Ministry
- Fourth Annual Wesley Studies Symposium at Tyndale
- Second Canadian Wesley Studies Symposium
7 thoughts on “Wesley Studies”
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.
Look for author as J. Robert Ewbank
Hello Robert – thanks for visiting my blog, and congratulations on your publications! Keep up the good work.
Thank you for your kind words. Keep up your work as well.
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!
Thanks Jeff! So glad to know you found this site helpful. That is a big encouragement to me.
how about John Wesley’s view about God, Holy Spirit, and Jesus Christ?
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).