The New Creation: John Wesley's Theology Today

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Abingdon Press, 1998 - Religion - 270 pages
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Commissioned by the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry for use in United Methodist doctrine/polity/history courses.

Runyon sets Wesley's own discussion of the "way of salvation" in the larger context of Christian doctrine, beginning with the Creation (and the Fall) and moving through the drama of salvation towards its eschatological fulfillment in the "new creation" of all things.

"This is for me the Wesley book at the end of the century, with new perspectives for the next millennium. Reliable in historical research, brilliantly written, it offers the social witness of John Wesley for today's crises. Professor Runyon gives a coherent picture of Wesley's theology for the Christian oecumene and far beyond. I am very grateful for this book."--Jürgen Moltmann

The New Creation has been translated into 5 languages: Korean, Portuguese, Russian, German, and Spanish.

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One of the most readable and comprehensive overview of Wesleyan theology! A must read! Read full review

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A truly inspiring book -- Wesley's vision (Salvation through grace, faith working through love) is still valid today and can be implemented, as in his time, in plenty of practical ways, including our ... Read full review


introductions the new creation
Chapter Ones The Renewal
Chapter Twos Grace in the New Creation
Chapter Threes Transforming Grace
Chapter Fours The Christian Community and
Chapter Fives Orthopathy
Chapter Sixs Wesley for Today 268
conclusions rethinking sanctification
Selected Bibliography
Index of Subjects

About the author (1998)

Theodore Runyon is Emeritus Professor of Systematic Theology at Candler School of Theology, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia.

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