This course covers the significant individuals, decisive events, and theology of the Methodist movement. Utilizing categories of grace, faith, and holiness, the student will appropriate the Wesleyan heritage.
Students will be able to:
- Understand and reflect on the movements, major figures, and events that led to the eighteenth century revivals, especially the lives and ministries of John and Charles Wesley.
- Understand and articulate the vision of holiness and the theology of grace as it shaped the Wesleys, and the structures of the Methodist movement.
- Identify and discuss significant theological and historical developments in American Methodism, including ordination and episcopacy.
- Reflect theologically on their Wesleyan heritage and identity.
Instructor: Rev. Dr. Brian Germano, Senior Pastor of McKendree United Methodist Church in Lawrenceville, Georgia
Prerequisite: COS 121 & COS 122