A Manual of Theology is the culmination of Joseph Agar Beet's thirty years as a theologian, containing all his major ideas and teachings. Beet's progressive questions on the nature "lost souls," first explored in The Last Things, and further expounded in this volume, sparked new lines of inquiry among Christian thinkers, but also led to heresy charges from university colleagues and theologians across the world. This volume solidified Beet as one of the major voices in the Methodist and Wesleyan tradition.
Praise for the Print Edition
For a work such as this, it would be difficult to suggest one better fitted both by the scholarship and spiritual insight than Dr. Beet. His previous works have set him in the foremost rank of British theologians. . . .
This book, at once so brave, so outspoken, and so courteous, will equip any young mind with an armament for the faith, and convince every Christian man how large is the agreement of believers in the fundamental articles of the creed.
The discussions on Christ's person—and especially on His moral teaching, atonement, and resurrection—the sections on the Lord's Supper, on modern Churches and kindred points, are first-rate; and indicate that, high as the author's reputation may be, it is not less high as a theologian.
It bears the stamp of ripe scholarship, careful exposition, thorough acquaintance with Church history, independent thinking, and fearless and forceful writing.
—Sunday School Chronicle
- Title: A Manual of Theology
- Author: Joseph Agar Beet
- Series: Joseph Agar Beet Commentary Collection
- Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton
- Publication Date: 1906
- Pages: 568
About Joseph Agar Beet
Joseph Agar Beet was an English Wesleyan pastor from 1864 to 1885, and professor of systematic theology in Wesleyan College, Richmond, 1885–1905. He was also a member of the faculty of theology in the University of London in 1901–05.