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Doctrine, Spirit, and Discipline

A History of the Wesleyan Tradition in the United States
Kevin M. Watson
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An expansive, substantive history of the Wesleyan tradition in the United States, Doctrine, Spirit, and Discipline offers a broad survey of the Methodist movement as it developed and spread throughout America, from the colonial era to the present day. It also provides an theological appraisal of these developments in light of John Wesley's foundational vision. Beginning with Wesley himself, Watson describes the distinctiveness of the tradition at the outset. Then, as history unfolds, he identifies the common set of beliefs and practices which have unified a diverse group of people across the centuries, providing them a common identity through a number of divisions and mergers. In the midst of the sweeping changes happening in Methodism and the pan-Wesleyan movement today, Watson shows that the heart of the Wesleyan theological tradition is both more expansive and substantive than any singular denominational identity.

About the Author

Kevin Watson (PhD, Southern Methodist University) is Director of Academic Growth & Formation at Asbury Theological Seminary. He regularly teaches on the history of Methodism and the Holiness Movement and Wesley’s theology of discipleship. He is the author of Old or New School Methodism?, Pursuing Social Holiness, The Class Meeting, and Perfect Love.

  • Product Details
  • Page Count: 512
  • Format: Hardcover, Jacketed
  • ISBN: 9780310097761
  • Release: June 25, 2024