Are you perfect, becoming perfect? No, not in your field but as a Christian — loving God, loving neighbor? Hmm . . . as I think about it, that does spill over into your field but in a different manner than the way in which I grew up striving after perfection.
John Wesley (1703 – 1791)
John Wesley’s brief biography from Christian Classics Ethereal Library (CCEL) reads:
John Wesley was a Church of England cleric and Christian theologian. Wesley is largely credited, along with his brother Charles Wesley, as founding the Methodist movement which began when he took to open-air preaching in a similar manner to George Whitefield. In contrast to George Whitefield’s Calvinism, Wesley embraced the Arminian doctrines that were dominant in the 18th-century Church of England.” — www.ccel.org/ccel/wesley. Accessed 8/4/2013.
Based upon a rich amount of material presented in class by Michelle (thank-you!) and through some additional sources, I attempt to fill this out some in outline form. [Read more…] about Christian Devotional Classics: Christian Perfection