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Making Disciples

Faith Formation in the Wesleyan Tradition

Making Disciples by Sondra Matthaei
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How is it that we come to know ourselves as Christian? What were the elements, and their interrelationships, of John Wesley’s work that contributed to spiritual formation for a Christian life? Focusing on matters of formation and transformation in faith, Sondra Matthaei answers such questions in light of early Methodist practices of formation. Through research and dialogue with Wesleyan scholarship and constructive proposals related to the life of the church, this insightful study encourages faithful and imaginative approaches to spiritual formation in churches today.

Key Features:

Focus is on matters of formation and transformation in faith * Answers the question: "How do we come to know ourselves as Christian?"
Analyzes these questions in light early Methodist practices of formation and an ecology of education within the Methodist movement Key Benefits:
The reader will understand John Wesley's idea of character formation and moral transformation
The reader will understand how Christian and vocation are shaped through spiritual formation
The reader will understand the role of structures and relationships in spiritual formation (family, school, church, etc.)

Abingdon Press; April 2005
730 pages; ISBN 9780687494439
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Title: Making Disciples
Author: Sondra Matthaei