Good News to the Poor: John Wesley's Evangelical Economics

Theodore W. Jennings Jr.

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Good News to the Poor: John Wesley's Evangelical Economics

Good News to the Poor John Wesley s Evangelical Economics This provocative volume illuminates a dimension of John Wesley s theology that has received insufficient attention his deep and abiding commitment to the poor By focusing on the radical nature of Wesl

  • Title: Good News to the Poor: John Wesley's Evangelical Economics
  • Author: Theodore W. Jennings Jr.
  • ISBN: 9780687155286
  • Page: 161
  • Format: Paperback
  • This provocative volume illuminates a dimension of John Wesley s theology that has received insufficient attention his deep and abiding commitment to the poor By focusing on the radical nature of Wesley s evangelical economics, Theodore W Jennings, Jr provides an important corrective to the view that Wesley was concerned with the salvation of souls only, and not alsThis provocative volume illuminates a dimension of John Wesley s theology that has received insufficient attention his deep and abiding commitment to the poor By focusing on the radical nature of Wesley s evangelical economics, Theodore W Jennings, Jr provides an important corrective to the view that Wesley was concerned with the salvation of souls only, and not also with the social conditions of human beings.

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    One thought on “Good News to the Poor: John Wesley's Evangelical Economics

    1. Donovan Richards on said:

      The Relationship between Wealth and PietySimilar to ancient Israel, a dominant thread in current Christian thought is the belief that poverty is a result of sin, a doctrine known as prosperity theology. Whether a person possesses low socio-economic status due to slothfulness or an addiction to some vice such as alcohol, drugs, or gambling, Christians assume that growth in piety equals growth in the bank account. Although John Wesley’s followers fall into this problematic assumption, Theodore J [...]

    2. Matthew on said:

      I was born into the Free Methodists, raised Penty-costal, and now roll somewhere in-between. Reading this felt like discovering a long-forgotten element of my own legacy (numerous Methodists prior to my generation).It was, in fact, the discovery of a legacy long-lost to most of Protestantism, the very real, very tangible social justice advocacy of John Wesley.Exhaustively cited, the author presents the case of a John Wesley who's theology resembles socialist Liberation Theology far more than the [...]

    3. David Campton on said:

      Scan read this years ago for an essay I was writing but went back to it recently in the crane of reading Justin Welby's slightly underwhelming book "Dethroning Mammon". This is a much more radical approach and whilst I do not fully agree with the thesis that in its purest form Wesley's economic theory was akin to Liberation Theology, his suggestion that scriptural holiness should be seen in economic terms and that in the light of this, by Wesley's high standards the Methodist movement has manife [...]

    4. Daniel on said:

      This book is a fantastic new perspective of John Wesley, particularly regarding his economics and the social and political convictions he had for the Christian life. While it is certainly a biased reading, it is heavily reliant on direct quotes from Wesley. Throughout the text, a side of John Wesley begins to emerge that wasn't taught to Methodists in our churches or even seminaries. In fact, it serves to challenge some of the church's - Methodist and otherwise - most deeply cherished beliefs an [...]

    5. Joel on said:

      I picked this up doing research for a sermon series and had a really hard time putting it down. This isn't a sterile analysis of Wesley's theology of money, but a thoroughly engaging examination of what drove that theology and how he lived it out in his own life. Wesley preached that we are saved by grace through our faith in Jesus Christ. But, if our experience of grace doesn't change us in some very specific ways, then what we experienced was probably not grace. According to Wesley, how we vie [...]

    6. Trelawney Grenfell-muir on said:

      This book changed my life. A clarion call to Christians, to live our faith with integrity.

    7. Nate Crawford on said:

      offers a different perspective on Wesley and the Methodist movement.

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