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By Paul W. Chilcote

This ebook examines the first biblical subject matters within the lyrical theology of Charles Wesley, the grasp hymn author and cofounder of the Methodist stream. Methodism was once born in music, and it's hugely uncertain no matter if with out the hymns of Charles Wesley there might have been a Methodist revival. Charles's hymns have exerted a huge impression on Methodist doctrine and Methodist humans over the years. they're basically mosaics of biblical texts; in making a song those hymns, Methodists have sung the grand narrative of redemption and recovery within the biblical witness. A precis record of key biblical texts drawn from the 1780 Collection of Hymns for using the folk known as Methodists serves as a summa of Charles Wesley's theology and issues to the doctrinal matters that formed his lifestyles so much totally. meant as an exploration of Wesleyan theology during the lens of "sung doctrine," this research demonstrates the world-making and life-shaping impact of hymns, and how during which they emanate from Charles Wesley's lifetime of prayer and evoke a lifetime of service.

"Charles Wesley's hymns are one of many richest assets that experience sustained Methodists during the centuries. they don't seem to be simply cars of compliment; Wesley crafted them to immerse the singer within the center of Christian religion, and so embed it of their being. In his standard transparent and winsome type, Paul Chilcote highlights the imperative emphases of Wesley's wealthy hymnic theology. hugely recommended."
--Randy L. Maddox, William Kellon fast Professor of Wesleyan and Methodist experiences, Duke Divinity School

"Delightful! A religion That Sings throbs with the enjoyment and occasion of Charles Wesley's hymns. Lavishly documented with Wesleyan hymns and pertinent secondary literature, this survey of the most components of Charles Wesley's theology is a miles wanted addition to the sphere. From "Incarnation" to "Heaven" so much significant subject matters are taken care of in a tantalizing demeanour. really vital is the eye which Chilcote provides the hitherto unexplored territory of Wesley's theology of prayer. This introductory survey is a must-read for all scholars of Methodism!"
--John R. Tyson, Professor of Church historical past, and Director of Methodist experiences, Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity college, Rochester, big apple

"In the Wesleyan culture, hymns were known as 'other prayers,' and theology has been sung in addition to written or preached. Chilcote has mined the hymnody of Charles Wesley, not just displaying how hymns have been on the middle of the early Methodist circulation, yet how vital it truly is for us constantly to have a religion that sings." 
--Steve Harper, retired Professor of non secular Formation and Wesley Studies

"Affirming that Charles Wesley's theology-rich hymns supply a medium for Christian instructing in addition to for compliment and prayer, Chilcote selects consultant Wesley hymn texts that allows you to discover 9 center biblical and christological issues. the result's an enticing, obtainable, insightful--and even inspirational--primer on Wesleyan theology. every one reader, regardless of the theological education or position at the non secular trip, will locate this ebook to be a invaluable resource."
--Karen B. Westerfield Tucker, Boston University

Paul W. Chilcote is educational Dean and Professor of old Theology & Wesleyan reviews at Ashland Theological Seminary in Ohio.

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