The main objective of this work on John Wesley has been to show that theo-logically he was essentially within the broad harbour of the Reformation and Puritan tradition, and that he believed the truth to be as he expressed it to be, ‘within a hairs breadth of Calvinism.’
John Wesley in the Reformation Tradition seeks to show that Methodism is not a synchronism between Protestantism and Roman Catholicism; neither is Methodism the connecting link between Laudianism and the nineteenth century Oxford Movement.
In the later chapters, the various nineteenth century divisions within Methodism are examined. An attempt is made to show that these divisions parallel and mirror the tension between the Anglican and Puritan side of Wesley’s character.
“Great men of God have often been misunderstood and misquoted. John Wesley was no exception. To this day there is much confusion as to some of the doctrines he believed and taught. This book takes many of these cloudy issues and brings them out into the sunlight.”
“…All Christians cannot but profit from this account, which deals so clearly with the efforts of one man to strive for the glory of God in preaching the gospel of saving grace….” — Alun McNabb