John Wesley and “Social Ethics”

Posted on December 27, 2015 by PLT Staff

Paper presented by Sondra Wheeler during the fourth meeting of the Lived Theology and Power Workgroup in Montgomery, Alabama. Wheeler investigates the theology of John Wesley and its relationship to social action and justice.

Excerpt: “The gospel of that kingdom by its nature is both declared and enacted; better yet, it is preached in action and brought to birth in proclamation, and all authentic Christian evangelism in this tradition marries liberating word to witnessing deed. This is the context which we keep in mind as we look at Wesley’s constant work with the poor and the despised of the earth, and his involvement in the societal problems and controversies of his day.”

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