Aldersgate and Athens: John Wesley and the Foundations of Christian Belief
Aldersgate and Athens: John Wesley and the Foundations of Christian Belief  -     By: William J. Abraham
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* A groundbreaking exploration of John Wesley's epistemology of theology and its contemporary applications. In this succinct treatment, Abraham discusses the philosophical significance and implications of Wesley's spiritual pilgrimage within the context of the history, philosophy, theology, and spirituality of the present day. An engaging resource for students of systematic theology and philosophy of religion. 80 pages, softcover from Baylor University.

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Title: Aldersgate and Athens: John Wesley and the Foundations of Christian Belief
By: William J. Abraham
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 125
Vendor: Baylor University Press
Publication Date: 2009
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.5 (inches)
Weight: 5 ounces
ISBN: 1602582467
ISBN-13: 9781602582460
Stock No: WW582461

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In his day, John Wesley offered important insights on how to obtain knowledge of God that readily bears fruit in our own times. As premiere Wesleyan scholar William Abraham shows, Wesley's most famous spiritual experience is rife with philosophical significance and implications. Throughout, Abraham brings Wesley's works into fruitful conversation with some of the most important work in contemporary epistemology. Lyrically and succinctly he explores the simultaneous epistemological quest and spiritual pilgrimage that were central to Wesley and the Evangelical Revival of the eighteenth century. In so doing, he provides a learned and eye-opening meditation upon the relationship between reason and faith.

Author Bio

William J. Abraham (D.Phil. Oxford University) is Albert Cook Outler Professor of Wesley Studies, and Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor, Southern Methodist University, Perkins School of Theology. He is the author or editor of 16 books, including most recently Canonical Theism: A Proposal for Theology and the Church (with Jason E. Vickers and Natalie B. Van Kirk, 2008), Crossing the Threshold of Divine Revelation (2007), and Canon and Criterion in Christian Theology: From the Fathers to Feminism (2002). He lives in Dallas, Texas.

Editorial Reviews

William J. Abraham... has given us a slim but rich volume on the epistemology he believes is extractable from Wesley's experience.... Abraham has done us all a favor by clearly and concisely organizing and arguing the evidence of Wesley's theological epistemology. The case he builds comes from a close reading of the text, and by bringing Wesley into conversation with modern philosophers of religion he has shown the continued relevance of this great evangelist and modern saint.


[ Aldersgate and Athens] encourages believers to look less to a reasoned faith proportionate to the objective (external or public) evidence for theism and more to a faith which generates its own certainty in the encounter with God in revelation and experience.


...this book is a wonderful addition to any Wesleyan scholar's shelf.

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