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Wesleyan Theological Perspectives (5 vols.)

by Hartley, John E., Shelton, R. Larry

Warner 1981–1986

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Overview

With the increasing interest in Wesleyan theology, the need for a fresh inquiry into the fundamentals of this theological perspective has resulted in an outstanding five-volume series. Noted theologians from across the United States contributed to each volume, making the entire work noteworthy. The articles are written to examine each aspect of Wesleyan theology for use in contemporary life. A practical study of Wesleyan theology and its creative application to life today is as valid as it ever has been. Each reader will discover new enlightenment from the Bible as the pages of this series are studied.

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Key Features

  • Introduction to Wesleyan theology
  • Contributions from noted theologians
  • Analysis of various theological topics, including soteriology, ecclesiology, pneumetology, ethics, and hermeneutics

Individual Titles

Salvation: An Inquiry into Soteriology from a Biblical Theological Perspective

  • Editors: John E. Hartley and R. Larry Shelton
  • Publisher: Warner Press
  • Publication Date: 1981

This volume is a theological restatement about biblical soteriology. It examines, organizes, and affirms the biblical concept of salvation. The volume begins with a study of the Old Testament meaning of salvation. It then looks at New Testament books, exploring the literary forms surrounding the message of salvation and analyzes the nuances given to the salvation concept.

Contents:

  • “The Message of Salvation in the Old Testament,” by John E. Hartley
  • “Soteriology in the Synoptic Gospels,” by Joseph S. Wang
  • “Soteriology in the Gospel of John,” by George A. Turner
  • “Justification by Faith in the Pauline Corpus,” by R. Larry Shelton
  • “The Pauline Doctrine of Sanctification,” by Bert H. Hall
  • “Glorification in the Pauline Letters,” by Robert W. Wall
  • “Such a Great Salvation,” by Wayne McCown
  • “Salvation in the General Epistles,” by Gilbert W. Stafford
  • “Salvation in the Book of Revelation,” by Fred D. Layman

John E. Hartley is a distinguished professor of Old Testament at Azusa Pacific University, where he has served for 36 years.

R. Larry Shelton is the Richard B. Parker Professor of Wesleyan Theology and the director of MATS and MDiv programs at George Fox Evangelical Seminary.

God’s Word for Today: An Inquiry into Hermeneutics from a Biblical Theological Perspective

  • Editors: Wayne McCown and James Massey
  • Publisher: Warner Press
  • Publication Date: 1982

This volume focuses on impact of modern thought in biblical interpretation.

Contents:

  • “Toward a Wesleyan Hermeneutic,” by Wayne McCown
  • “The Hermeneutics of Holiness in Wesley,” by Carl Michalson
  • “Inductive Bible Study Reexamined in the Light of Contemporary Hermeneutics,” by Robert Traina
  • “The Impact of Modern Thought upon Biblical Interpretation,” by John Culp
  • “Evangelicals and Critical Historical Method,” by Robert W. Lyon
  • “Canonical Criticism: Childs Versus Sanders,” by Frank W. Spina
  • “The Use of Typology Illustrated in a Study of Isaiah 9:1–7,” by John E. Hartley
  • “A Working Model for Teaching Exegesis,” by Frank G. Carver
  • “Hermeneutics and Pulpit Work,” by James Earl Massey

Wayne McCown is vice president and professor of Bible and ministry at Northeastern Seminary at Roberts Wesleyan College.

James Massey is emeritus dean of Anderson School of Theology.

Christian Ethics: An Inquiry into Christian Ethics from a Biblical Theological Perspective

  • Editors: Lane A. Scott and Leon O. Hynson
  • Publisher: Warner Press
  • Publication Date: 1983

This volume analyzes ethics’ biblical and theological foundations and addresses contemporary ethical issues, including abortion, homosexuality, and divorce.

Contents:

  • “The Ethics of the Old Testament,” by Victor P. Hamilton
  • “New Testament Ethics,” by Robert W. Wall
  • “Counterforce: A Review of Wesley’s Ethics,” by Jerry L. Mercer
  • “Christian Perfection as Love for God,” by W. Stanley Johnson
  • “Abortion,” by Harold B. Kuhn
  • “Homosexuality,” by William S. Sailer
  • “Divorce and the Remarriage of Divorced Persons,” by Lane A. Scott
  • “The Economy of God and the Ecology of the Church,” by Howard A. Snyder
  • “The Church: Tomorrow’s People for Today’s World,” by Barry L. Callen
  • “The Ordered State and Christian Responsibility,” by Leon O. Hynson
  • “A Christian View of the Arts,” by R. Duane Thompson

Lane A. Scott is a professor of theology and ethics in the C. P. Haggard Graduate School of Theology at Azusa Pacific University.

Leon O. Hynson is emeritus professor of Wesley studies at the Evangelical School of Theology.

The Church: An Inquiry into Ecclesiology from a Biblical Theological Perspective

  • Editors: Melvin E. Dieter and Daniel N. Berg
  • Publisher: Warner Press
  • Publication Date: 1984

This volume analyzes the church through a biblical, historical, practical, and theological lens. It also addresses the Church and its mission within the context of history and systematic theology.

Contents:

  • “Covenant Community in the Old Testament,” by Joseph E. Coleson
  • “The Church in the Gospels,” by Milo L. Chapman
  • “The Church in the Acts of the Gospels,” by Alex R. G. Deasley
  • “The Church in the Epistles,” by M. Robert Mulholland, Jr.
  • “A Survey of Western Ecclesiology to about 1700,” by Paul M. Bassett
  • “The Concept of the Church in the Nineteenth-Century Holiness Revival,” by Melvin E. Dieter
  • “Salvation and the Church: The Ecclesiology of John Wesley,” by Clarence Bence
  • “The Marks of the Church in the Theology of John Wesley,” by Daniel N. Berg
  • “Separation or Unity? Sanctification and Love in Wesley’s Doctrine of the Church,” by David L. Cubie
  • “The Contemporary Church as ‘Holy Community’: Call to Corporate Character and Life,” by Donald M. Joy
  • “The Layperson as Minister: A Call for a New Theology of Laity,” by James Garlow
  • “The Church: Its Mission and Message,” by Everett E. Richey

Melvin E. Dieter is a former provost of Asbury Theological Seminary.

Daniel N. Berg is pastor at the Open Door Congregational United Church of Christ.

The Spirit and the New Age: An Inquiry into the Holy Spirit and Last Things from a Biblical Theological Perspective

  • Editor: Alex R. G. Deasley and R. Larry Shelton
  • Publisher: Warner Press
  • Publication Date: 1986

The Spirit and the New Age provides a biblical and historical treatment of the Holy Spirit. It studies pneumatology’s development and foundations in various biblical narratives and historical periods and movements. It also analyzes eschatology’s biblical and historical foundation, and examines the implications these doctrines have in the modern day.

Contents:

  • “The Spirit of God in the Old Testament,” by Bruce Baloian and John E. Hartley
  • “The Spirit in the Gospels,” by George Lyons
  • “The Spirit in the Book of Acts,” by Wayne McCown
  • “The Spirit in the Pauline Epistles,” by Alex R. G. Deasley
  • “The Holy Spirit in the Theology of the Reformers,” by R. Larry Shelton
  • “Wesleyan Perspectives on the Doctrine of the Holy Spirit,” by Rob L. Staples
  • “The Historical Background of Pneumatological Issues in the Holiness Movement,” by Donald Dayton
  • “Eschatology in the Old Testament,” by Alexander Varughese
  • “The Hope of a New Age: The Kingdom of God in the New Testament,” by I. Howard Marshall
  • “Eschatology from a Theological and Historical Perspective,” by David L. Cubie
  • “The Old Testament Promise of a New Age Fulfilled in the Church,” by John Stanley
  • “The Holy Spirit in the New Age,” by Paul Livermore
  • “Social Holiness for a New Age,” by Howard A. Snyder
  • “In Newness of Life: A Wesleyan Theology of the Kingdom of God,” by Charles Dillman

Alex R. G. Deasley was a professor of New Testament at Nazarene Theological Seminary.

R. Larry Shelton is the Richard B. Parker Professor of Wesleyan Theology and the director of MATS and MDiv programs at George Fox Evangelical Seminary.

Product Details

  • Title: Wesleyan Theological Perspectives
  • Editors: John E. Hartley and R. Larry Shelton
  • Publisher: Warner Press
  • Volumes: 5

About the Editors

John E. Hartley is a distinguished professor of Old Testament at Azusa Pacific University, where he has served for 36 years.

R. Larry Shelton is the Richard B. Parker Professor of Wesleyan Theology and the director of MATS and MDiv programs at George Fox Evangelical Seminary.