The Influence of Mysticism on John Wesley's Theology
by Ernest R. Rugenstein
Methodist denominations have Wesley's theology in common and the distinctive of not just justification by faith but additionally the distinctives of sanctification and entire sanctification, the idea of Christian perfection.
This concept of Christian perfection fascinated me; to be perfect, how? How fif this theology of John Wesley come about? How is it actuated? Was mysticism involved? This is what led me to writing this book.
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Dr. Rugenstein received his Ph.D. in Cultural History from Union Institute & University. He currently teachers honor courses in history and sociology at a local community college and is actively investigating an archaeological site in the Adirondacks. His specialties include Historical Research, Native American History and Archaeology. He has created a number of college level courses and is published. One of his books, Akwesasne, Divided by more than the St. Lawrence River is currently being used as a textbook on campuses. He has presented at various conferences, which include the American Historical Association, the Canadian History of Education Association and the Annual Algonquian People’s Conference. Additionally, he has reviewed a number of textbooks and articles.