Wesleyan Spirituality and Theology
Online Synchronous (10 weeks)
This modules forms part of the ARU MAs and are open to all MA students as part of their degree.
Course Leader: Dr Andrew Stobart
Date: Wednesdays 23rd Sept to 25th Nov 2020, 3–5pm
This postgraduate module will introduce students to a rigorous and critical study of these key aspects of the spirituality and theology of the Wesleyan tradition. In particular, it will help students connect traditional Methodist emphases with contemporary issues of faith and ethics. The Wesleyan family of churches is one of the most widely-spread Christian traditions. About 80 million people world-wide belong to Methodist and other Wesleyan churches. Many more are part of movements – such as Pentecostalism – influenced by this Wesleyan tradition. Distinctive Wesleyan approaches have developed in response to important issues of theology, spirituality and ethics. These include the ethical issues of slavery, economics and equality, a spirituality focused on the concept of holiness and a theology that sets mission within a vision of the universality of God’s grace.