Saturday, March 24, 2018

"'whether it be little or great, hard or easy, joyous or grievous to the flesh'"

"Wesley cannot be used accurately as a resource in support of a vision of unity that requires affirming opposing understandings of practical holiness. A church with two different conceptions of holiness, in Wesley’s view, is already in schism."

     Kevin M. Watson, "'Holiness of heart and life':  unity, holiness, and the mission of Methodism," in Unity of the church and human sexuality:  toward a faithful United Methodist witness (United Methodist General Board of Higher Education and Ministry, 2018), ___.  The headline is from Wesley, "The Character of a Methodist" 12, Works (the Bicentennial edition), vol. 9, p. 39.  Cf. the online edition of that posted here.

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