An accessible and elegant introduction to our Methodist heritage.
Boone United Methodist Church, North Carolina
Of the making of historical assessments of the Wesleys there is no end, but strangely there have been too few good theological assessments of their legacy in recent years. In clear prose John Tyson, one of the great experts on the Wesleys, shows how their theological largesse is valid and valuable for the church today. Highly recommended.
-Ben Witherington III,
Asbury Theological Seminary
Drawing on the hymns and sermons of Charles Wesley, the lyrical theologian, and on the writings of John Wesley, the preacher theologian, Tyson provides a panoramic vision of their theology of grace. Rather than organizing their theological vision around the classical categories of systematic theology, he demonstrates the organic nature of a lived Wesleyan theology.
-Paul W. Chilcote,
Ashland Theological Seminary
This invaluable study of John and Charles Wesley will serve a wide audience in the church and the academy. With great sensitivity to the Wesleys' historical context, Tyson shows how the Wesleyan theological legacy continues to speak to issues facing Christian faith communities in the twenty-first century.
-Christopher H. Evans,
A short but very substantial introduction to the rich theological inheritance of John and Charles Wesley. What distinguishes Tyson's work is his intimate knowledge of the Wesleyan literature, especially the poetry of Charles. . . . The result is a rich feast for contemporary folks committed to the Wesleyan way of being Christian.
-Ted A. Campbell,
Perkins School of Theology