A Thousand Tongues: The Wesley Hymns as a Guide to Scriptural Teaching
by John Lawson
Charles Wesley’s hymns have influenced the way generations of believers in all Christian traditions worship. Wesley is one of the best-known Christian songwriters of all time, and his songs are saturated with biblical theology, references, and allusions. But, sadly many modern worshippers fail to catch the echoes and nuances of Scripture present in his hymns.
In this classic study, John Lawson provides an introduction to Christian doctrine, using Wesley’s hymns as a gateway. Organized into 53 short chapters A Thousand Tongues addresses theological doctrines on such topics as grace, the divinity of Christ, and the Holy Spirit.
Each chapter provides a succinct introduction to Wesley’s views on doctrine and provides hymns that illustrate his thinking. The hymns are annotated with biblical references, helping readers uncover the song’s theology.
Wesley wanted his hymns to be used to teach Christian truths, and in this book, John Lawson helps a new generation appreciate the rich connections between worship and theology.
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- Theological study on Charles Wesley’s hymns
- Scripture references for each hymn
- Bibliographical references and indexes
- Title: A Thousand Tongues: The Wesley Hymns as a Guide to Scriptural Teaching
- Author: John Lawson
- Publisher: Paternoster
- Publication Date: 2007
- Pages: 224
About John Lawson
John Lawson (1909–2003) was a Methodist minister in England and, later, a lecturer in Church history, historical theology, Wesleyan history, and Wesleyan theology at Candler School of Theology.