The Harris Franklin Rall Lectures 1954, Delivered at Garrett Biblical Institute, Evanston, Illinois
""These lectures cannot claim to be more than a first, sketchy introduction to the theology of Wesley (without, in the main, discriminating between John and Charles). To those who know him they say nothing new; the others, of course, and the Methodists among them in particular, one would wish to convince at least that they ought to know him. For this purpose it seemed advisable to let Wesley speak freely for himself, even where he speaks against modern Methodism; but to keep in mind, and point out where necessary, that the last word about Christianity must be, here as always, not 'according to the Wesleys', but 'according to the Scriptures'. The semi-homiletic style is chiefly due to the unregenerate nature of a preacher not really converted to academic garb, and can only partly be ascribed to the setting of the beautiful Garrett Chapel where the lectures were delivered, and to the generosity of those who had them recorded for me."" --From the Author's Note Franz Hildebrandt (February 20, 1909, in Berlin to November 25, 1985, in Edinburgh) was a German-born Lutheran, and later Methodist, pastor and theologian, forced into exile during World War II, and subsequently active in the United Kingdom and the USA. He has written other books including: From Luther to Wesley, Wesley Hymnbook, and I Offered Christ: A Protestant Study of the Mass.