Wesleyan eucharistic sprituality : its nature, sources and future

Khoo, Lorna Lock-Nah (2002). Wesleyan eucharistic sprituality : its nature, sources and future. PhD thesis The Open University.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.21954/ou.ro.0000d465

Abstract

This thesis argues that there is a distinctive Wesleyan eucharistic spirituality. Looking at the Wesleys' eucharistic practices, theology and sources for these, the writer identifies a spirituality that has three themes. These revolve around the dynamic encounter with a personal Christ, the grace-filled life, the therapeutic growth towards holiness and wholeness. They provide a way of looking at life and the formation of characters which may conform to the image of the Christ. While there were several reasons for the decline of Wesleyan eucharistic spirituality after the death of the Wesleys, the writer maintains that this spirituality can be rediscovered, revived and communicated in new forms so as to impact Methodists around the world who are facing the challenges of the 21st century.

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