This work is part of a three volume set, each sold individually.
John Wesley designated 44 sermons as one of the doctrinal standards for the Methodist people. Volume 2 includes 13 of these sermons (sermons 16-28). These sermons represent the core of Wesley's teaching and remain the critical standard for much of global Methodism. What makes them especially important is that they constitute a handbook of spiritual direction, a feature that brings them into conversation with wider developments in ascetic theology, ancient and modern. Thus the thirteen sermons included in volume 2 develop the theme of becoming a Christian. Topics in all three volumes include such matters as the place of law in the Christian life, how to avoid bigotry, how to handle misunderstandings of the goal of the Christian life, what to do with spiritual depression, how to tackle self-indulgence as represented by the quest for pleasure, and love of gossip and money.