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Original Sin

Barry E. Bryant

in The Oxford Handbook of Methodist Studies

Published in print September 2011 | ISBN: 9780199696116
Published online January 2010 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199696116.013.0030

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Religion and Theology

 Original Sin

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This article examines why and how the doctrine of original sin come to occupy a place of significance for John Wesley. Wesley saw the doctrine as a biblical one that found authentic and accurate expression through credal forms, Anglican and eventually Methodist. As a biblical doctrine, original sin was an essential part of the foundation of the Christian system, and he defended it through reason and experience.

Keywords: Methodism; Methodists; John Wesley; original sin

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Subjects: Religion ; Christianity ; Philosophy of Religion

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