John Wesley's Ecclesiology: A Study in Its Sources and Development looks at the major traditions and sources that shaped Wesley's study of church doctrine. Wesley's ecclesiology is best understood in light of the sources and background that contributed to his own theological formation, as well as the events that he faced in the course of his endeavors in the Wesleyan Revival. Therefore, this study first examines the possible sources for Wesley's doctrine of the church and then moves to the investigation of the development of his ecclesiology in the course of his ministry.
Gwang Seok Oh is a pastor of the Berlin Methodist Church in Germany. He is also a visiting scholar at the Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin where he is working on a project in German Pietists and John Wesley. He is former Adjunct Professor at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.
Part 1 Foreword Part 2 Acknowledgments Part 3 Introduction Part 4 Part One: The Sources of Wesley's Ecclesiology Chapter 5 1. Primitivism and Catholicism Chapter 6 2. Reformation Tradition Chapter 7 3. Pietism Part 8 Part Two: The Development of Wesley's Ecclesiology Chapter 9 4. Ecclesiology of the Early Wesley Chapter 10 5. Ecclesiology of the Middle Wesley Chapter 11 6. Ecclesiology of the Later Wesley Chapter 12 7. Wesley's Ecclesiology in the Christian Tradition Part 13 Bibliography Part 14 Index Part 15 About the Author