COS 412: Wesleyan Movement

July 10 - 18, 2014

Instructor: Roy I. Sano

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Course Description

This course covers the theological heritage of the Wesleyan movement based in the British Isles and North America. The course seeks to promote the competence of student to understand and interpret various ingredients in the Wesleyan theological heritage.

Course Objectives

  1. Decisive events and major figures in British Methodist Revivals, especially John and Charles Wesley and their practical (experiential) theology illustrated in their ministries.
  2. Theological themes and debates in the Wesleyan revivals that shaped practices and the structures in the Methodist Movement.
  3. Significant historical and theological developments in American Methodism, including the tensions and conflicts in ordering ministries and expanding the outreach.
  4. Wesleyan identity that enable students to articulate their faith cogently for ministry in the United Methodist Church.

Required Textbooks

Heitzenrator, Richard P., Wesley and The People Called Methodists; Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, 1995.

Richey, Richard E., et al. American Methodism: A Compact History. Nashville, TN: Abingdon, 2012.

This class requires homework to be turned in before the class starts:
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