Monday, July 16, 2012
John Wesley's Ecclesiology
Over my vacation I had the opportunity to peruse the book by Gwang Seok Oh on John Wesley's Ecclesiology: A Study In Its Sources and Development. It is a reworking of Oh's doctoral dissertation at Southern Methodist University under William Abraham. I appreciated the thoroughness of Oh's argument and the way in which he walked through Wesley's understanding of the church. Particulary interesting for me were Oh's chapters on the influence of German Pietism on Wesley and the importance of primitive Christianity on Wesley's view of ministry and mission.
If you want a serious in-depth study of Wesley's ecclesiology (a topic of growing importance today) this is the work!