Embracing the Past—Forging the Future: A New Generation of by Wm. Andrew Schwartz,John M. Bechtold,Michael Lodahl

By Wm. Andrew Schwartz,John M. Bechtold,Michael Lodahl

the days they're a-changin'. As such, our theology must adapt--to be attentive to the altering panorama. the assumption for Embracing the Past--Forging the long run: a brand new new release of Wesleyan Theology got here from our review that Wesleyan theology has but to completely adapt to this altering panorama, and that the way forward for Wesleyan theology calls for the bringing jointly of outdated and new voices.

The tricky job of balancing among continuity and change--keeping up with the advancements of our tradition and staying real to the roots of our tradition--requires the twin concentration of having a look ahead and backward simultaneously.

In this quantity, we have now introduced jointly contributions via younger Wesleyan students (graduate scholars and junior school) as a manner of illustrating and articulating a brand new new release of Wesleyan theology. those more youthful voices reveal the will to push Wesleyan theology in new instructions. also, we've incorporated contributions from senior students who've been doing very important paintings and who've already made major contributions to Wesleyan theology. this isn't easily the "old defend" however the voices of students who proceed to make a profound effect on Wesleyan theology.

"This is an critical resource for an individual drawn to the way forward for the Methodist culture . . . It merits a detailed studying by means of all who've a stake sooner or later of the culture, so much specially via those that could argue for a really diversified manner ahead . . . This quantity lays down a marker for the distinctiveness of Methodism and the necessity to sharpen its id within the mild of modern cultural developments."
--William J. Abraham, Outler Professor of Wesley stories, Perkins tuition of Theology, Southern Methodist University

"These are fascinating days for Wesleyan theology, and those essays testify good to the winsomeness of the Wesleyan manner. Exploring what's 'post,' 'past,' or 'plural,' those younger students (and a number of professional voices too) show the breadth and intensity of what this tradition's theological imaginative and prescient now bargains the modern world."
--Thomas Jay Oord, coeditor of Postmodern and Wesleyan? and writer of The Uncontrolling Love of God

"Every Christian culture that seeks to be plausible for the twenty-first century must do what those more youthful Wesleyan theologians try out during this quantity: include their prior whereas forging a believable destiny. Wesleyans will argue with one another in regards to the proposals herein, yet that's accurately why books like those are invaluable and the way traditions are forged."
--Amos Yong, Professor of Theology and venture, Fuller Theological Seminary

"If the way forward for Wesleyan theology rests within the fingers of vivid and inventive younger students like those that edited and give a contribution to this quantity, then Wesleyanism has a really vivid future."
--Mark H. Mann, Director, Wesleyan middle, element Loma Press, Honors software, aspect Loma Nazarene University

John M. Bechtold is a PhD candidate on the college of Denver/Iliff tuition of Theology Joint Doctoral software in Theology, Philosophy, and Cultural thought. His paintings specializes in the interaction among Christian theology and German Idealist philosophy. he's a widespread contributor to scholastic societies together with the Wesleyan Theological Society, the Wesleyan Philosophical Society, and the yank Academy of Religion.

Wm. Andrew Schwartz is a PhD candidate in Philosophy of faith and Theology at Claremont Graduate collage, and dealing with Director of the heart for approach experiences. He holds an MA in philosophy from CGU and an MA in theology from Nazarene Theological Seminary. An lively member of the Wesleyan Theological Society, Andrew's educational pursuits comprise comparative philosophy and theology, Wesleyan theology, and non secular pluralism.

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