An international group of Pan-Wesleyan scholars address this question posed by Jaroslav Pelikan: What happened to Methodist Christology after Wesley? Vickers’ work on Methodist Christology in The Oxford Handbook of Methodist Studies sketched a preliminary answer. This book fills it out. The book is in two parts. Part One is a robust study of Methodist Christology from the Wesleys onward. Moving beyond the historical survey, Part Two aims to set trajectories for the future of Pan-Wesleyan Christology.
John Deschner’s monograph Wesley’s Christology (1960) blazed a trail for subsequent smaller-scale treatments of John Wesley’s doctrine of Christ, such as chapters in Randy Maddox’s Responsible Grace (1994) and Ken Collins’ Theology of John Wesley (2007). This book reopens a line of interpretation that is ripe for reconsideration.