John Wesley’s Liturgical Theology: His Sources, Unique Contributions and Synthetic Practices

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Table of Contents

Abbreviations 4

Abstract 5

Declaration 6

Copyright 7

Acknowledgments 8

Introduction 9

Chapter 1 – John Wesley’s Liturgical Theology – the Integration of Sanctification and Worship

Introduction 17

Wesley’s View of God 18

Wesley’s Anthropology – The Image of God in Humanity 20

The Natural Image 21

The Moral Image 24

The Fall and the Moral Image 26

The Fall and the Natural Image 27

Consequences of Original Sin 30

Prevenient Grace and the Restoration of the Image of God 32

Repentance, Faith and Spiritual Senses 35

The New Birth 39

Doctrine as Grammar 46

Affections and Tempers 48

Formalism and Enthusiasm 60

The Means of Grace 63

Conclusion 65

Chapter 2 – Wesley’s Use of Inherited Liturgical Tradition

Introduction 67

The Four Grand Parts of Public Prayer 70

Wesley’s ‘Collections of Forms of Prayers’ 72

The Book of Common Prayer and Heart Religion 77

Hymns, Liturgical Tradition and Affections 81

Hymns and the Lord’s Supper Liturgy 83

Conclusion 90

Chapter 3 – The Sunday Service of the Methodists in North America

Introduction – Context for Change 92

Wesley’s Revision – Development and Sources 97

The Sunday Service 100

The Preface Letters 104

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Lessons, Collects, Epistles and Gospels 114

Litany, Thanksgiving and Prayer 118

Morning and Evening Prayer 122

Administration of the Lord’s Supper 123

Administration of Infant Baptism 125

The Psalter 130

A Collection of Psalms and Hymns 131

Conclusion 134

Chapter 4 – Catechism, Worship and Heart Religion

Introduction 135

Finding the Missing Catechism 136

Sources of Wesley’s Catechism 140

Purpose and Structure of the Catechism 141

Wesley’s Catechism

Section I – Traditional and Foundational 143

Section II – Of God, and of the Soul of Man 145

Section III – How to Regulate our Desires 146

Section IV – How to Regulate our Understanding 153

Section V - How to Regulate our Joy 158

Section VI – How to Regulate our Practice 165

Catechism and Worship 177

Conclusion 178

Chapter 5 – The Watchnight, Lovefeast, Renewal of the Covenant and Preaching Service

Introduction 179

The Watchnight Service 180

The Lovefeast 190

The Renewal of the Covenant 202

The Preaching Service 217

Conclusion 224

Conclusion 225

Bibliography 228

Appendix 1: John Wesley’s Instructions for Children 243

 

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