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REQUIRED TEXTS 1. L. Wood,The Meaning of Pentecost in Early Methodism, Rediscovering John Fletcher As John Wesley’s Vindicator and Designated Successor (Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2002). Chapters 11-16, pp. 223-385. Pneumatology has been a central focus of Asbury Theological Seminary since its very beginning. This corresponds to its emphasis upon Christian perfection. This book shows that the baptism with the Spirit and Pentecostal terminology were widely used in 19th Century American Methodism. The last chapters of this book explore this theme in Methodist history since Wesley. The first half of this book is about John Fletcher “pentecostalizing” John Wesley’s theology and it serves as a text in DO690. An assumption of this book is that spiritual vitality in United Methodism depends upon an adequate theology of the Holy Spirit, which can be preached and lived. 2. Doctrine and Theology in the United Methodist Church, ed. Thomas A. Langford (Nashville: Kingswood Books, 1991). 3. Thomas A. Langford, Practical Divinity, Volume 2, Readings in Wesleyan Theology (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1999. 4. Scott J. Jones, United Methodist Doctrine, The Extreme Center (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2002). 2 5. 6. Albert C. Outler, Theology in the Wesleyan Spirit (Nasvhille: Discipleship Resources, 1975). James V. Heidinger II, United Methodist Renewal (Wilmore, KY: Forum for Scriptural Christianity, 1988).

Publication Date

January 2006


Asbury Theological Seminary


DO670, Fall, Wilmore



DO 670 United Methodist Theology