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The theology of John Wesley has proven exceedingly influential in the religious and spiritual lives of Wesley’s followers and his critics. However, Wesley did not leave behind a written doctrine on Scripture. This collection presents an array of diverse approaches to understanding John Wesley’s charge to read and interpret the Bible as Scripture. Contributors move beyond the work of Wesley himself to discuss how Wesleyan communities have worked to address the difficult scriptural and theological conundrums of their time and place.

With contributions from William J. Abraham, Justo L. González, Joel B. Green, Elaine A. Heath, Randy L. Maddox, Laceye Warner, and Robert W. Wall, Wesley, Wesleyans, and Reading Bible as Scripture ultimately attempts to underscore what it means to stand in the Wesleyan stream and bring about holiness through—and within—daily occurrences.

Author Bios

Joel B. Green

Joel B. Green has been associate dean for the Center for Advanced Theological Studies since 2008 and professor of New Testament interpretation at Fuller since 2007; prior to that, he served for 10 years at Asbury Theological Seminary as professor of New Testament interpretation, as dean of the School of Theology, and as provost.

Green has written or edited 30 books, including four that have won awards: In Search of the Soul: Four Views of the Mind-Body Problem (with Stuart Palmer), Introducing the New Testament: Its Literature and Theology (with Paul J. Achtemeier and Marianne Meye Thompson), The Gospel of Luke, and Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels (with Scot McKnight). 

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David F. Watson

interests include the Gospel of Mark, honor and shame in the ancient Mediterranean world, and countercultural aspects of early Christianity. As Associate Dean for Program Development and Recruiting, David serves in administrative leadership in Academic Affairs in association with the office of the Academic Dean. In particular, he provides oversight of the continuing development of United’s Church Renewal concentration and distance education programming.

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This title is included as a part of the following collection

  1. Baylor Wesleyan Studies Collection (4 vols.)