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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 eighteenthcentury 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. 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 L. Wood, The Meaning of Pentecost in Early Methodism, Rediscovering John Fletcher As Wesley’s Vindicator and Designated Successor (Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2002). Winner of the 2 Smith-Wynkoop 2003 Book of the Year Award presented by the Wesleyan Theological Society. Ken Collins, John Wesley, A Theological Journey (Abingdon Press, 2003). Required Collateral reading, or choose another biography of Wesley with prior approval.

Publication Date

January 2004


Asbury Theological Seminary


Summer, ExL, Theology, DO690, Wesley



DO 690 John Wesley's Theology Today