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By Scott J. Jones

regardless of large reputation of the "Wesleyan quadrilateral", major disagreements have arisen in either educational and church circles concerning the measure to which Scripture stood in a spot of theological primacy for Wesley, or should still achieve this for contemporary Methodists, and in regards to the right and applicable equipment of analyzing Scripture. during this very important paintings, Scott J. Jones bargains a full-scale research of John Wesley's perception and use of Scripture. the result of this cautious and thorough research are often dazzling. Jones argues that for Wesley, non secular authority is constituted no longer via a "quadrilateral", yet by way of a fivefold yet unitary locus comprising Scripture, cause, Christian antiquity, the Church of britain, and event. He exhibits that during genuine perform Wesley's reliance at the whole Christian culture - specifically of the early church and of the Church of britain - is way heavier than his acknowledged perception of Scripture would appear to permit, and that Wesley stresses the interdependence of the 5 dimensions of non secular authority for Christian religion and practice.

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