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An Introduction to Wesleyan Theology
Authorship Description
Rev. Amit Thomas.
Bibliographical Details xii, 156 p. 25 cm.
Edition, Place & Publisher 1st ed. New Delhi, Christian World Imprints.
ISBN-10 9351482170
ISBN-13 9789351482178, 978-9351482178
Year of Publication 2017.
Series Christian Heritage Rediscovered - 54.
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The book `An Introduction to Wesleyan Theology' is an attempt to bring the understanding of Wesleyan theology from different aspects and its growth from beginning to the present day context. This is more or less based on the Serampore syllabus for better understanding of the Wesleyan Theology. It tries to survey the earlier and contemporary understanding of Wesleyan Theology and brings its relevance for contextual theological developments. This book is an outcome of much discussions and enormous reading as well as teaching in the classes.

It begins with the discussions on 17th and 18th centuries background, biographical note on John Wesley as well as the major influencing factors on John Wesley's thinking. It also deals in detail about the Theology of John Wesley which would help towards understanding of the development of Wesleyan theology in the given context. Later, the book deals with the development of Wesleyan theology in 19th and 20th centuries as well as the prominent theologians who have contributed greatly in construction of the Wesleyan Theology. Lastly, it talks about the relevance of Wesleyan Theology in the present context and gives a call to be more people-oriented which would help in the formation of holy and just society.





1. Constructing : Wesleyan Theology


     1.1 Religious and Moral Life of Church in 17th & 18th Century

     1.2 Social, Political and Philosophical Background

2. Biographical Note on John Wesley

     2.1 John Wesley (1703-1791)

     2.2 John Wesley's Education/Scholarship

     2.3 John Wesley's Character

     2.4 John Wesley's Theological Roots

     2.5 John Wesley and Holy Club

     2.6 John Wesley : Mission to Savannah and Georgia

     2.7 John Wesley and the Moravians

3. Influencing Factors on John Wesley

     3.1 The Mother : Susanna Wesley (1669-1742)

     3.2 The Aldersgate Experience

     3.3 George Whitefield (1714-1770)

4. Theology of John Wesley

     4.1 The Understanding of Scripture

     4.2 The Understanding of Human being

     4.3 John Wesley's Understanding of Justification

     4.4 Christian Perfection and Sanctification

     4.5 John Wesley and Church

     4.6 John Wesley and Sacraments

     4.7 John Wesley Understanding of Salvation

     4.8 The Doctrine of Atonement

     4.9 John Wesley and Ethics

     4.10 John Wesley and Eschatology

5. Wesleyan Theology : Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

     The Development of Wesleyan Thought

     5.1 Francis Asbury (1745-1816)

     5.2 William Carey (1761-1834)

     5.3 Nathan Bangs (1778-1862)

     5.4 Phoebe Worrall Palmer (1807-1874)

     5.5 Daneil Steele (1824-1914)

     5.6 Charles Elmer Cowman (1868-1924)

     5.7 Ernest A. Kilbourne (1865-1928)

     5.8 Wesley L. Duewel (1916-2016)

     5.9 Billy Graham (1918- )

     5.10 Evangelical Church of India

     5.11 Relevance of John Wesley's Theology


Rev. Amit Thomas is Vice-Principal of Allahabad Bible Seminary, Allahabad and is also an ordained minister of Evangelical Church of India. He began his theological journey from New Theological College, Dehradun by completing Bachelor of Theology in 1996. He later went to do the Bachelor of Divinity from Union Biblical Seminary, Pune in 2001. He later obtained his Master of Theology (Christian Theology) in 2007 from Senate of Serampore College (University) and thereafter submitted his Ph.D. Thesis at SHUATS, Allahabad. As part of his secular education, he obtained his Masters of Arts (History) from Kashi Vidya Peeth (University), Varanasi.

He has been teaching in Allahabad Bible Seminary, Allahabad since 2001 in the department of Christian Theology as Professor. Apart from his numerous scholarly articles which have been published in different journals, his two acclaimed books are `Christ in Multidimensional Context' and `Basics of Christian Theology'. He hails from Northern part of India and lives with his wife Ashita and two sons, Anant and Arman.

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