Means of Grace and Forms of Piety

Ted A. Campbell

in The Oxford Handbook of Methodist Studies

Published in print September 2011 | ISBN: 9780199696116
Published online January 2010 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Religion and Theology

 Means of Grace and Forms of Piety

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This article discusses the concept and practice of the ‘means of grace’, which have been central to Methodist spirituality and theology since the earliest years of the evangelical revival under the leadership of John and Charles Wesley. Methodist or Wesleyan spirituality is sometimes described as a distinctive combination of evangelical and sacramental spiritual practices, and for this reason the means of grace play a central role as historic forms of piety in the spirituality of historic Wesleyan and Methodist communities.

Keywords: Methodism; Methodist spirituality; Wesleyan spirituality; theology; piety

Article.  5697 words. 

Subjects: Religion ; Christianity ; Philosophy of Religion

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