By Paul W. Chilcote
"Charles Wesley's hymns are one of many richest assets that experience sustained Methodists throughout the centuries. they don't seem to be simply cars of compliment; Wesley crafted them to immerse the singer within the center of Christian religion, and so embed it of their being. In his normal transparent and winsome kind, Paul Chilcote highlights the significant emphases of Wesley's wealthy hymnic theology. hugely recommended."
--Randy L. Maddox, William Kellon speedy Professor of Wesleyan and Methodist reports, Duke Divinity School
"Delightful! A religion That Sings throbs with the enjoyment and social gathering of Charles Wesley's hymns. Lavishly documented with Wesleyan hymns and pertinent secondary literature, this survey of the most components of Charles Wesley's theology is a miles wanted addition to the sector. From "Incarnation" to "Heaven" so much significant issues are taken care of in a tantalizing demeanour. really vital is the eye which Chilcote offers the hitherto unexplored territory of Wesley's theology of prayer. This introductory survey is a must-read for all scholars of Methodism!"
--John R. Tyson, Professor of Church historical past, and Director of Methodist experiences, Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity tuition, Rochester, big apple
"In the Wesleyan culture, hymns were known as 'other prayers,' and theology has been sung in addition to written or preached. Chilcote has mined the hymnody of Charles Wesley, not just displaying how hymns have been on the middle of the early Methodist circulate, yet how very important it really is for us continuously to have a religion that sings."
--Steve Harper, retired Professor of non secular Formation and Wesley Studies
"Affirming that Charles Wesley's theology-rich hymns supply a medium for Christian instructing in addition to for compliment and prayer, Chilcote selects consultant Wesley hymn texts that allows you to discover 9 center biblical and christological issues. the result's an attractive, obtainable, insightful--and even inspirational--primer on Wesleyan theology. every one reader, regardless of the theological education or position at the non secular trip, will locate this publication to be a necessary resource."
--Karen B. Westerfield Tucker, Boston University
Paul W. Chilcote is educational Dean and Professor of historic Theology & Wesleyan reviews at Ashland Theological Seminary in Ohio.
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A Faith That Sings: Biblical Themes in the Lyrical Theology of Charles Wesley (Wesleyan Doctrine Series Book 12) by Paul W. Chilcote