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A Pentecostal Appropriation of the Wesleyan Quadrilateral

56. See John Christopher Thomas, Ministry & Theology: Studies for the Church and Its Leaders. (Cleveland, TN: Pathway Press, 1996). Also see Grant Wacker, Heaven Below Early Pentecostals and American Culture. (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2001). p. 70.

57. Works, 8:340. “The Character of a Methodist.” See various Pentecostal statements of faith. R.G. Spurling, The Lost Link. (Turtletown, TN: 1920), p. 45; and Minutes of Annual Assembly of the Churches of East Tennessee, North Georgia, and Western North Carolina. (Camp Creek, 1906).

58. Steven J. Land, Pentecostal Spirituality. p. 39.

59. Karl Barth, Evangelical Theology. p. 18.

60. Works, 6:354.

61. Land, Pentecostal Spirituality. p. 41.

62. The Full Gospel has its roots in the 19th century Holiness Movement. See Donald Dayton, Theological Roots of Pentecostalism and D. William Faupel, The Everlasting Gospel for summaries and discussions of the five-fold gospel.

63. Kenneth J. Archer. “Pentecostal Story as the Hermeneutical Filter.” A Paper Presented at the 30th Annual Meeting of the Society for Pentecostal Studies.

64. Works, 13:258.

65. Simon Chan, Pentecostal Theology and the Christian Spiritual Tradition. (Sheffield, England: Sheffield Academic Press, 2000). p. 20.

66. Timothy Ware, The Orthodox Church. (London, England: Penguin Books, 1963), p. 195-207.

67. Jim Packer, taken from lecture given at Wheaton College on “The Bible in America.”

68. Olson, Roger E., “Don’t Hate me because I’m Armenian.” Christianity Today. (Sept 6, 1999).

69. Cheryl Bridges Johns. “Partners in Scandal: Wesleyan and Pentecostal Scholarship.” Wesleyan Theological Journal 34:1. (1999).

70. Steven Land suggests, “Pentecostals would be advised to construct their own distinctive rendition of the Wesleyan quadrilateral (Scripture, reason, tradition, and experience).” Pentecostal Spirituality: A Passion for the Kingdom. (Sheffield, England: Sheffield Academic Press, 1997). p. 220.

This paper was originally presented at the 34th Annual Meeting of the Society for Pentecostal Studies. Used with permission of the author.

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About the Author: The Rev. Dr. Winfield H. Bevins serves as the Director of Asbury Seminary’s Church Planting Initiative. He is also the Canon for Church Planting for the Anglican Diocese of the Carolinas and an adjunct professor at Trinity School for Ministry. He is the author of Plant: A Sower’s Guide to Church Planting (Seedbed, 2016), Rediscovering John Wesley (Pathway Press, 2005), Our Common Prayer: A Field Guide to the Book of Common Prayer (Simeon Press, 2013), Creed: Connect to the Basic Essentials of Historic Christian Faith (NavPress, 2011), and Grow at Home: A Beginner’s Guide to Family Discipleship (Seedbed, 2016). Amazon Author Page Facebook Twitter: @winfieldbevins

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