The Theologies of the Law in Martin Luther and John Wesley
Kiyeong Chang

 

 

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Asbury Theological Seminary Series:

The Study of World Christian Revitalization Movements in Wesleyan & Pietist Studies (No. 17)

 

 

Empowered by a sound theological understanding of the writings of both Luther and Wesley, Kiyeong Chang has written a work that demonstrates the ongoing significance of the moral law in Christian faith and practice. Employing the axial theme of holiness (holy love) and grace (free and co-operant) that I had postulated earlier, Chang deftly explicates in what ways Wesley's theology of the law was both similar to and different from that of Luther's. The major theme of this well written book is greatly strengthened as Chang considers the ongoing significance of the moral law in terms of the doctrine of the Trinity and also with respect to the person and work of Christ. I highly recommend this book.

--Dr. Kenneth J. Collins, Asbury Theological Seminary

 

 

Dr. Kiyeong Chang’s comparative study of Martin Luther’s and John Wesley’s theologies of the law has accomplished a formidable task: carefully contextualizing their theologies and bringing them into critical dialogue with one another. Rather than isolating their theologies of the law, Dr Chang demonstrates how they are interwoven into their theology as a whole. As a result, this study provides insight into the relationship between their theologies of the law and the major subjects of systematic theology. Therefore, Dr Chang’s study will be of interest to both scholars of Luther and Wesley. It can also serve as a model of constructive comparative theology.

--Dr. Geordan Hammond, Nazarene Theological College (Manchester, UK)

 

 

About the Author:

Kiyeong Chang is Part-time Lecturer at Seoul Theological University in Korea. He holds degrees from Seoul Theological University (B.A., M.Div., Th.M.), Asbury Theological Seminary (M.A.), and University of Manchester (Nazarene Theological College, Ph.D.). Since 1997 he has been a pastor in the Korea Evangelical Holiness Church, a branch of the Wesleyan family of denominations.

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