John Wesley's Social Ethics Praxis and Principles

ISBN-10: 0687204941

ISBN-13: 9780687204946

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Book details

List price: $22.99
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Publication date: 2/1/1992
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 205
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Manfred Marquardt is Director of the UMC Seminary in Reutlingen, Germany.

W. Stephen Gunter is President of Young Harris College -nbsp;Young Harris, GA.

Translator's Preface
Foreword to the English Edition
Foreword to the Original German Edition
Introduction
The Major Areas of Wesley's Social Praxis
The Social Work of the Early Oxford Methodists
The Misery of the Lower Classes
Christian Philanthropy
The Social Activity of the Early Oxford Methodists
Wesley's and the Methodist Societies' Aid to the Poor
Practical Measures for Aid to the Poor
The Altered Attitude Toward the Poor
The Methodist Societies as Fields of Social Probation
John Wesley's Contribution to Economic Ethics
The Economic Responsibility of the Individual
Methodism and the Capitalist Spirit
The Economic Responsibility of Society
The Educational and Training Work of Wesley and His Colleagues
English Schools in the Eighteenth Century
Methodist Schools and Sunday Schools
Adult Education in Methodism
Education and Training in the Context of Wesley's Theological Ethic
John Wesley's Battle Against Slavery
Slavery and the Slave Trade in Eighteenth-Century England and Its Colonies
The Churches' Attitude Toward Slavery
The Beginning of the Battle Against Slavery
John Wesley's Attitude Toward Slavery
Concern for Prisoners and Prison Reform
The English Penal System in the Eighteenth Century
Wesley's Aid to Prisoners
The Principles of Wesley's Social Ethics
Presuppositions of Wesley's Social Ethics
Prevenient Grace
Renewing Grace
Standards for Social Ethics
Love of God and Neighbor
The Divine Commandments
Examples
Personal Insights
Aims of Wesley's Social Ethics
The Renewal of the Individual
The Renewal of Society
Concluding Observations
The Weaknesses of Wesley's Social Ethics
The Strengths of Wesley's Social Ethics
Abbreviations
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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