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October 19th, 2016 by Joel Watts

Book Announcement: “A Wesleyan Theology of the Eucharist: The Presence of God for Christian Life and Ministry”

For John and Charles Wesley, few things were more important for theology and ministry than attentiveness to the Lord’s Supper. But the commitment to the centrality of the Eucharist for Christian life and practice has waxed and waned. This book brings together Wesleyan scholars who seek to recover the importance of Holy Communion for theology and ministry.This book is in two parts. In the first, leading Wesleyan theologians reflect on the Eucharist in connection with each of the major areas of Christian theology: the doctrine of the Trinity (Geoffrey Wainwright), creation (Daniel Castelo), sin (Andrew Sung Park), Jesus Christ (John Drury), the Holy Spirit (Jason Vickers), the Church (William Abraham), salvation (Sarah Lancaster), and eschatology (Brent Peterson). In the second scholars reflect on the relationship between the Eucharist and aspects of Christian life and ministry: worship (Robin Knowles Wallace), preaching (Richard Eslinger), evangelism (Elaine Heath), formation (Paul Chilcote), ethics (Rebekah Miles), the use of money (Ed Phillips), pastoral care (Ed Wimberly), prayer (Ron Anderson), and ecumenism (Karen Westerfield Tucker).

Joel Watts
Watts holds a MA in Theological Studies from United Theological Seminary. He is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of the Free State, analyzing Paul’s model of atonement in Galatians, as well as seeking an MA in Clinical Mental Health at Adams State University. He is the author of Mimetic Criticism of the Gospel of Mark: Introduction and Commentary (Wipf and Stock, 2013), a co-editor and contributor to From Fear to Faith: Stories of Hitting Spiritual Walls (Energion, 2013), and Praying in God's Theater, Meditations on the Book of Revelation (Wipf and Stock, 2014).

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3 Responses to “Book Announcement: “A Wesleyan Theology of the Eucharist: The Presence of God for Christian Life and Ministry””
  1. Link??? Publisher??? Release date???

    Inquiring minds want to know!

    James

  2. Joe Tognetti says

    Added to my wishlist. Thanks for sharing great Methodist scholarship!

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