John Wesleys Doctrine of the Sacraments John R. Parris


Published: 1963


119 pages


John Wesleys Doctrine of the Sacraments  by  John R. Parris

John Wesleys Doctrine of the Sacraments by John R. Parris
1963 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 119 pages | ISBN: | 8.49 Mb

This is a brief book that served as the authors dissertation. Parris divides the book into four basic sections - the Anglican background, baptism, the Lords Supper and concluding remarks. He concludes that Wesleys theology surrounding the sacraments was via media between Catholicism and Protestantism.

Interestingly, Wesley was strict on the administration of the sacraments- one fit for preaching was not considered by him necessarily fit for administering the sacraments if he lacked proper ordination. Parris points out that some of Wesleys language is a bit obscure as he lacked the systematic rigor of Luther or Calvin but that he could not be considered as much of an Anglo-Catholic as some today would claim.

Another compelling observance, which I had not considered before but which makes sense, particularly for Wesleys pragmatism, is that he was influenced both by the thought of the Eastern Church Fathers and the pietism of the Moravians and Wesley held both of these in tension, in keeping with his catholic spirit.

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