My first goal in this volume is to present Wesley’s theological views as he best expressed them. The second aim is ecumenical. Much of Wesley's teaching can be enthusiastically accepted by those from a wide spectrum of Christianity: Arminians, Catholics, Lutherans, Orthodox, Baptists, charismatics and non-denominational Christians, or self-described “evangelicals.” The thoughts of John Wesley are treasures for all Christians. He was a great man, whose teachings ought to be more widely known and appreciated; and that is my third goal in compiling this book.
The quotations are categorized into 245 topics (with a Topical Index), with entries drawn from the entire range of Wesley’s writing: his famous journal, letters, treatises, tracts, biblical commentary, and the “Minutes” of various Methodist conferences. They are arranged chronologically within the categories, with dates and primary and secondary bibliographical documentation. May Wesley's... More > evangelistic zeal and “heart for God” spread like wildfire.< Less