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1. Collins, Kenneth. John Wesley: A Theological Journey (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2003). Required Collateral Reading. 2. Kenneth Cain Kinghorn, John Wesley on Christian Beliefs, The Standard Sermons in Modern English, Volume 1, Sermons 1-20 (Abingdon Press, 2002. Dr. Kinghorn has updated the 18th century idioms and phrases in the sermons of John Wesley. This is not a paraphrased version of Wesley’s sermons, but a transcription of eighteenth-century English for contemporary readers. This transcription helps one to understand Wesley’s precise meanings. This work comes in three volumes, including all of the standard sermons of John Wesley, and students are encouraged to buy all thee volumes for their personal use and reference. As pastors, you will find that this contemporary transcription of Wesley’s sermons will help lay people to have easier access to Wesley’s ideas. 3. Also, read these additional sermons: “The Scripture Way of Salvation,” “Catholic Spirit,” "On Patience," "Of the Church," "On Zeal," "The More Excellent Way," "The Danger of Riches," “The Mystery of Iniquity,” “On Perfection,” “On Faith,” and "The General Spread of the Gospel.” Each of these sermons is based on the Thomas Jackson edition and can be downloaded from the internet: Or 4. L. Wood, The Meaning of Pentecost in Early Methodism, Rediscovering John Fletcher As Wesley’s Vindicator and Designated Successor (Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2002).

Publication Date

January 2004


Asbury Theological Seminary


Kentucky, Theology, Fall, DO690, Wesley



DO 690 Theology of John Wesley