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Radical Grace: Justice for the Poor and Marginalised - Charles Wesley's Views for the Twenty-First Century

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Radical Grace: Justice for the Poor and Marginalised - Charles Wesley's Views for the Twenty-First Century

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In Radical Grace, Dr Kimbrough brings together the writings of Charles Wesley on the theme of justice for the poor and the marginalized, drawing upon his sermons, manuscript journal, poetry and a few letters. The author studies the theology of thesetexts (most of which were unpublished at the time of his death) and evaluates its viability both at the time of writing and today. Wesley's views of how Christians may 'use the grace divine' in seeking justice for the poor have radical implications, advocating behaviour that is often quite contrary to generally accepted Christian practise. This volume argues that the radical grace he espouses is consistent with Holy Scripture and should indeed be practised by Christians today. The liturgies andmusical settings of some of the hymn texts addressing the poor and marginalized provide a pragmatic means for the worshipping community to integrate the principles of radical grace into their theology and praxis.

ISBN: 9780718894870

ISBN-10: 9780718894870

Publisher: Lutterworth Press

Publication Date: 04/27/2017 - 12:00am

On Sale: 06/07/2017 - 12:00am

Pages: 170

Language: English

Categories

Theology

Christianity - History