As If the Heart Mattered: A Wesleyan Spirituality by Gregory S. Clapper

By Gregory S. Clapper

as though the guts Mattered expounds on John Wesley's photograph of faith as a home by way of exploring 3 major elements: the porch of repentance, the door of religion, and holiness (the residence itself). worthwhile learn is helping comprise references to John Wesley sermons and Charles Wesley hymns. yet this method of non secular lifestyles transcends Methodism and offers crucial biblical fact appropriate to all Christians. Questions for mirrored image or dialogue are supplied on the finish of every chapter.

"Gregory Clapper creatively makes use of Wesley's version of the non secular trip with good biblical interpretation to supply a releasing method of Christian spirituality. He splendidly integrates the person religious pilgrimage either into the lifetime of the church and existence within the world."
--M. Robert Mulholland, vice chairman, Asbury Theological Seminary

"This booklet reaffirms the conventional terminology of center faith, akin to repentance, religion, and holiness, in one of these manner as to teach how the affections of the center are very important not just to non-public formation but in addition to powerful human relationships that bring about transformative motion within the world."
--Richard P. Heitzenrater, Professor of Church historical past and Wesley stories, The Divinity college, Duke University

Gregory S. Clapper is Professor of faith and Philosophy on the collage of Indianapolis and is associate Professor of United Methodist reports at Christian Theological Seminary. He has authored many articles and 4 books.

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