“In this carefully argued work Michael Browder explores Wesley’s ethics in terms of how liberty plays out in both the moral and theological dimensions of the life of the church. Along the way he demonstrates very ably the importance of liberty, in its various forms, for the inculcation of as well as for the exercise of holy love, empowered by the Holy Spirit, in the warp and woof of life. Those within the tradition will appreciate the careful attention to detail in a familiar area. Those beyond the tradition will be invited to a richer understanding and appreciation of the generous role grace-infused liberty played in the practical theology and ethics of John Wesley. I highly recommend this book!”
—Kenneth J. Collins, Ph.D.
Professor of Historical Theology and Wesley Studies
Asbury Theological Seminary
“Browder probes the understanding of the capacities of the soul that undergirded John Wesley’s emphasis of Christian life as the pursuit of love (grounded in God’s gift of love through the Spirit). In the process he provides the most extended consideration to date of how “liberty” was related to the will or “affections” in Wesley’s moral psychology. An important study!”
—Randy L. Maddox, Ph.D.
William Kellon Quick Professor emeritus of Wesleyan and Methodist Studies
Duke Divinity School