Wesley, Aquinas, and Christian Perfection

Wesley, Aquinas, and Christian Perfection

An Ecumenical Dialogue

by Edgardo A. Colón-Emeric

300 pages, 6.00 x 9.00 in

  • Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781481309455
  • Published: March 2018

$49.95

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Employing fresh, innovative readings, Edgardo Colon-Emeric examines and underscores the centrality of the concept of perfection for the theologies of Thomas Aquinas and John Wesley--and finds them, surprisingly, largely complementary.

Utilizing the image of a "kneeling ecumenism," he offers a practical account of how ecumenical conversations can move forward. At a time when many Methodists struggle to understand Catholicism and many Catholics know little of Wesley and Methodism, this stimulating work provides the church as a whole a communal grammar of holiness, in demonstrating how the theologies of perfection of Aquinas and Wesley have significant messages for both groups.