John Wesley: Discipleship, Economic Liberty and the Common Good

In a world polarized between narcissism and collectivism, John Wesley and the Methodist movement of the 18th century offers a refreshing alternative vision that celebrates individual initiative and the common good, personal responsibility and societal transformation. This course will focus on three facets of human flourishing: healthy persons, wise economics and concern for neighbor that addresses both “individual iniquity and institutional injustice.” (Rev. Chris Brooks).


Recommended Readings

Charlie Self, Flourishing Churches and Communities

W. Jay Moon and Frederick J. Long, Entrepreneurial Church Planting: Engaging Business and Mission for Marketplace Transformation

Kenneth J. Collins, The Theology of John Wesley: Holy Love and the Shape of Grace

David Wright, How God Makes the World a Better Place

Kevin M. Watson, Pursuing Social Holiness: The Band Meeting in Wesley's Thought and Popular Methodist Practice

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