Responsible Grace: The Systematic Perspective of Wesleyan Theology.
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This article reexamines the systematic nature of John Wesley's theology, drawing on recent reconceptions of theology as a praxis-oriented reflection. Gerhard Sauter is used as a model of these reconceptions. Central to these new conceptions of theology is the question whether one's praxis-related reflection is guided and unified by a central orienting concept. Such a concept is clearly evident in Wesley's theological reflection--the concept of responsible grace. This concept is clarified by a study of Wesley's doctrine of grace. This concept exercised a critical role in Wesley's other doctrinal affirmations and distinctions.
Wesley, John, 1703-1791 --Theology
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William Kellon Quick Professor Emeritus of Theology and Methodist Studies
Maddox’s scholarly interests focus on the theology of John and Charles Wesley and theological developments in the later Methodist/Wesleyan tradition. In addition to numerous articles he is author of Responsible Grace: John Wesley’s Practical Theology, a contributor to Wesley and the Quadrilateral, and editor of Aldersgate Reconsidered, Rethinking Wesley’s Theology for Contemporary Methodism, The Cambridge Companion to John Wesley,