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Richard Watson's Theological Institutes


E. Stevenson, F. A. Owen Publishing Co. 1857

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Originally published in 1823 in four volumes as the first attempt to systematize John Wesley’s theology, Watson’s Theological Institutes was the main Methodist/Wesleyan textbook for systematic theological studies and remained a primary text for over 50 years after his death. Influencing and guiding the later systematic theological work for Methodist theology, Watson’s Institutes is a must-read theological guide for the development of Methodist doctrine. In this later one-volume edition, Thomas Summers corrects frequent, but minor, errors in Scripture quotation, adds breath and accent marks to Greek words, and provides Scripture citations where originally omitted. Indexes for Scripture citations, Greek terms, and analytical terms (proper nouns and theological terms) have also been included.

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Key Features

  • One of the earliest and closest attempts to systemize John Wesley’s theology
  • A major reference work for Methodist/Wesleyan theology
  • Edited by Methodist systematic theologian Thomas O. Summers

Product Details

  • Title: Theological Institutes
  • Author: Richard Watson
  • Editor: Thomas O. Summers
  • Publisher: Stevenson & F.A. Owens
  • Publication Date: 1857
  • Pages: 786

About Richard Watson

Richard Watson (1781–1833) was a British Methodist theologian and missionary advocate. Considered one of nineteenth-century Methodism’s most important figures, Watson was a prolific writer and preacher. He served as the secretary to the Wesleyan Missionary Society from 1821 to 1825. His Theological Institutes were considered institutional standards for years, and was the first attempt to systematize John Wesley’s theology and Methodist doctrine.