Friday, March 30, 2007
Conversion in the Wesleyan Tradition
This is the book that I am currently reading. It is a series of essays about conversion (duh). The sections are Historical Perspectives, Biblical Perspectives, and Theological Perspectives. I'm just two chapters into it right now, but it is interesting so far. I suspect that the authors are all from the conservative side of the United Methodist Church, but so far that's OK. The first chapter is a discussion of Wesley's Aldersgate experience. The first and second chapters discuss in detail the tension between gradual or incremental conversion and instantaneous conversion. Also, the discussion of Wesley's categories of faith of a servant vs faith of a son is interesting. Click on the photo to go to a link for the book.