John Wesley: A Plain Account of Christian Perfection

John Wesley: A Plain Account of Christian Perfection

by John Wesley


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In this book John Wesley, founder of the Methodist Church, discusses the Christian doctrine in a manner that is accessible, with characteristic wisdom and clarity.

The doctrine of perfect love, as it translates into the life and being of the believer, is the principle topic at hand. Christian Perfection is the name which Wesley gives to the achievement of greater closeness with God and his teachings; this gradual advancement of belief, itself entailing the deepening of one's relationship with the divine, is something which both fascinated and enveloped Wesley.

This book has some autobiographical overtones, since Wesley advances through the years of his life and identifies major turning points or landmarks on his own spiritual journey. By stages, he embraced the doctrine of advancing his faith, to the point where he felt obliged to offer his journey as an example to other Christians also seeking greater spiritual growth.

A Plain Account of Christian Perfection is a fine foundation to the study of the Christian theology and the Bible. Wesley is careful to quote scripture to support certain views - such as those involving the love of oneself, others and the Lord - and in keeping with his style intersperses his own poetry with the explanations.

A distinguished author, preacher and cleric in 18th century England, John Wesley created a deep and abiding body of work which remains emblematic of Christian thought of his era. He is most remembered today for his role in founding Methodism, and his scholarship which continues to hold an influential place in theological study.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781545359396
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 04/14/2017
Pages: 132
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.28(d)

About the Author

John Wesley (1703-1791) was an Anglican cleric and Christian theologian. Wesley is largely credited, along with his brother Charles Wesley, with founding the English Methodist movement which began when he took to open-air preaching in a similar manner to George Whitefield. In contrast to George Whitefield's Calvinism, Wesley embraced Arminianism. Methodism in both forms was a highly successful evangelical movement in the United Kingdom, which encouraged people to experience Jesus Christ personally.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I purchased this book to learn more of Wesley's theology of Christian perfection. While the content of the book helped me to understand Wesley's message, the editing is so poor that it became a distraction and a hindrance to reading the text. Misplaced letters and punctuation marks, small case letters where capitals are needed, numbers appearing in the text for no reason, etc. I'm not sure how this one passed the test of readiness for publication. Read the book but find a different publisher.