978-0-8108-4525-1 • Paperback • September 2002 • $98.00 • (£75.00)
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Laurence W. Wood is Frank Paul Morris Professor of Systematic Theology, Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, KY and Editor of The Asbury Theological Journal. He has published numerous articles and two books on the subject of theology.
Chapter 1 ABBREVIATIONS
Chapter 2 FOREWORD
Chapter 3 PREFACE
Chapter 4 ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
Chapter 5 CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCING JOHN FLETCHER AND THE FORGOTTEN, LATER WESLEY
Chapter 6 CHAPTER 2: REDISCOVERING PENTECOST IN EARLY METHODISM
Chapter 7 CHAPTER 3: MISUNDERSTANDING AND RECONCILIATION OVER THE MEANING OF PENTECOST
Chapter 8 CHAPTER 4: TENSIONS OVER FLETCHER'S INTERPRETATION OF WESLEY
Chapter 9 CHAPTER 5: WESLEY'S AUTHORIZED INTERPRETER AND DESIGNATED SUCCESSOR
Chapter 10 CHAPTER 6: THE THEOLOGIAN OF METHODISM
Chapter 11 CHAPTER 7: THE DOCTRINE OF DISPENSATIONS
Chapter 12 CHAPTER 8: AN ECCLESIASTICAL DILEMMA AND PENTECOSTAL SOLUTION
Chapter 13 CHAPTER 9: THE PENTECOSTAL WESLEY AND HIS LATER SERMONS
Chapter 14 CHAPTER 10: THE ARMINIAN MAGAZINE AND PENTECOSTAL PERFECTION
Chapter 15 CHAPTER 11: THE PENTECOSTALISM OF MARY (BOSANQUET) FLETCHER
Chapter 16 CHAPTER 12: SOME EARLY METHODIST PREACHERS AND THE MOTIF OF PENTECOST
Chapter 17 CHAPTER 13: FLETCHER'S LEGACY IN AMERICAN METHODISM
Chapter 18 CHAPTER 14: FLETCHER'S LEGACY DISPUTED AS THE MEANING OF PENTECOST WAS DEBATED IN LATE NINETEENTH-CENTURY AMERICAN METHODISM
Chapter 19 CHAPTER 15: WESLEY AND FLETCHER ON THE ANGLICAN RITE OF CONFIRMATION
Chapter 20 CHAPTER 16: THE ECUMENICAL RELEVANCE OF FLETCHER'S PNEUMATOLOGY FOR THE LITURGICAL RENEWAL MOVEMENT
Chapter 21 A SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
Chapter 22 INDEX
Chapter 23 ABOUT THE AUTHOR
This book is a bombshell....a refreshing piece of work written with verve and restrained passion. It highlights fundamental issues that can no longer be set aside or ignored.
— Dr. William J. Abraham, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University
Professor Wood deserves high praise for putting the record straight in his excellent historical analysis. His analysis is intellectually clear and satisfying. His superb historical research is convincing.
— Dr. Walter J. Hollenweger, Professor Emeritus of the University of Birmingham (United Kingdom)
Larry Wood's pioneer Fletcher research marks a milestone in Wesley Studies…Wood presents strong proof that Wesley not only did not distance himself from Fletcher's theology [of Spirit baptism], but rather put his imprimatur upon it, published it, and even preached it. This volume hopefully will lead to a much more informed discussion of Wesleyan theology and a more balanced assessment of how comfortable or uncomfortable Wesley might be with our contemporary Wesleyan expressions of preaching and living biblical holiness.
— Dr. Melvin E. Dieter, Professor Emeritus of Church History and Historical Theology, Asbury Theological Seminary
This book offers a well documented revisionist approach to Methodist studies, examining the career and influence of John Fletcher as related to the later career of John (and Charles) Wesley and other influential early Methodist preachers.
— Dr. Ted Campbell, President of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
• Winner, Winner of the Smith-Wynkoop Book Award sponsored by The Wesleyan Theological Society 2003