John Wesley: Catholic Evangelical

Semester:
Winter 2020
Start Date:
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 to Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Day:
Tue
Time:
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Discipline:
Theological
Online:
No
Instructors:
Credits:
1
WYT3531HS
Summary:

Examining chiefly Wesley's "Sermons on Several Occasions" (i.e., tracts), the course delineates Wesley's theological identity. It locates Wesley in his immediate environment: theological, religious, intellectual and social. It honours Wesley's insistence on a "practical divinity" that subserves evangelism and Christian formation rather than speculation--without thereby sacrificing theological substance, academic integrity or ecumenical significance. It probes important aspects of his theological formation; e.g., his grasp of the Magisterial and English Reformation, his expertise in Patristics, his debt to the Puritans, his affinity with aspects of Eastern Orthodoxy, and his appreciation of Counter-Reformation spirituality.