( Wesleyan Reflections on Gospel, Mission, and Culture )
by-Howard A. Snyder
The promises of God formed the basis of John Wesley’s optimism of grace. Wesley believed God not only could but in fact would fulfill all his promises to bring salvation to the nations; to make new heavens and a new earth; to liberate the whole creation from its bondage to decay (Rom. 8:21). This collection of essays by respected Wesleyan theologian Howard A. Snyder reflects the spirit of Wesley’s optimism of grace. The first half of this collection offers an overview of Wesley’s theology and practice, particularly with regard to gospel, mission, and culture. Part Two examines the inter-dynamic between church renewal and global mission. The collection also includes Wesleyan appraisals of Clark Pinnock’s theology and the ecclesiology of Karl Barth.
Howard A. Snyder serves as distinguished professor and chair of Wesley Studies at Tyndale Seminary in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Previously he was professor of history and theology of mission in the E. Stanley Jones School of World Mission and Evangelism at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky from 1996 to 2006. He has also taught at United Theological Seminary, Dayton, Ohio, and pastored in Chicago and Detroit. He has written numerous books, including ” The Problem with Wineskins ” (IVP), ” The Radical Wesley ” (IVP) and, most recently ” Populist Saints: B. T. and Ellen Roberts and the Birth of Free Methodism “