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A Dialogue between a Methodist and a Churchman

A Dialogue between a Methodist and a Churchman by William Law

"A Dialogue between a Methodist and a Churchman" by William Law is a thought-provoking exploration of the differences and similarities between the Methodist and Anglican Christian traditions. Through fictional dialogue between two characters representing these traditions, Law delves into deep theological and ecclesiastical issues such as the nature of salvation, the role of the sacraments, and the relationship between faith and works.

Law's writing is insightful and incisive, challenging readers to critically examine their own beliefs and understandings of the Christian faith. While the dialogue format may be a bit heavy-handed at times, it effectively highlights the key points of disagreement between Methodism and Anglicanism, allowing readers to consider and reflect on these differences for themselves.

Overall, "A Dialogue between a Methodist and a Churchman" is a valuable resource for anyone interested in understanding the theological nuances and debates within Christianity. Law's clear and engaging prose makes complex theological concepts accessible to a wide audience, making this book a worthwhile read for both newcomers to the faith and seasoned scholars alike.

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William Law (1686-1761) was an Anglican priest, Christian mystic, and one of the most prominent, popular, and controversial theological writers of his time. Law revolutionized the way in which 18th century Anglicans engaged the spiritual aspect of their faith, and his popularity rivaled that of John and Charles Wesley. Law adapted mystical practices from early church writings to the practice and doctrine of the modern British church, with the intention of equipping the Anglican layman to pursue intimacy with Christ.

A Dialogue Between a Methodist and a Churchman is one of Law’s purely theological works. In it, Law engages what he sees as the most dangerous doctrines of Methodism using a dialectic format. The dialogue focuses especially on the Calvinistic doctrines of predestination and absolute depravity, and is remarkable for its extrapolation of Calvinist proof texts to refute the doctrines they allegedly prove.

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