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A Perfect Love (Print Book)

Understanding John Wesley's ""A Plain Account of Christian Perfection""

Steven W. Manskar, Diana L. Hynson

Steven Manskar
Diana L Hynson
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  • 4/2/2004
  • DR426
  • 978-08817-7426-9
  • Print Book
  • 8 1/2 x 11
  • 144
  • 0.94

Overview

A Perfect Love is the full text of WesleyÆs book. What makes this version unique is that the author has edited WesleyÆs text and updated his language for the contemporary reader.

Christian perfection is the doctrine that distinguishes Methodism from other Christian denominations. People who read and study this book will come away with a greater appreciation for this important doctrine. It will change their lives. It may even change their church.

A Perfect Love includes in-text definitions and notes that explain names and terms that may be unfamiliar to the reader. It also includes hymns by Charles Wesley that describe the work of grace in human lives that leads to perfection in love. In addition, Dr. Diana Hynson provides a study guide that may be used for individual or small-group studies, and Dr. Marjorie Suchocki offers a careful theological and spiritual reflection on WesleyÆs work.

Briefly, the term Christian perfection, as Wesley used and understood it, may be translated as ôChristian maturity.ö It is the process of ôgrowing upö in the love of God and neighbor. It is ôholiness of heart and life.ö It is having ôthe same mind . . . in you that was in Christ Jesusö (Philippians 2:5). Christian perfection is the goal of salvation; it is the outcome of a life lived with and for God in Jesus Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit.