Reading the Bible in Wesleyan Ways is comprised of significant essays by outstanding scholars. They represent and address the Wesleyan theological tradition and convey insights vital for today's Bible readers regardless of their demination or tradition. The authors address Wesleyan ways of reading the Bible that: focus on the ministry of the Spirit of Christ to illuminate the present significance of the textrecognize the role of faith community as the crucial location of Scripture's meaning and present significancehighlight the importance of spiritual maturity and unity with other believers in the pursuit of God's love
H. RAY DUNNING is professor emeritus of theology at Trevecca Nazarene University. He holds an MA and a PhD from Vanderbilt University and has served as a pastor, lecturer, and speaker in numerous churches around the United States. Dr. Dunning has authored and edited numerous books on Christian faith and practice, including Grace, Faith, and Holiness; The Second Coming; and Biblical Resources for Holiness Preaching (2 volumes). Barry L. Callen serves as a professor of Christian Studies at Anderson University in Anderson, Indiana. Dr. Richard Thompson is the Professor of New Testament at Northwest Nazarene University where he has served as the Chair of the Religion Department. He has authored numerous publications and articles and holds a Ph.D. Southern Methodist University and an M.Div. Nazarene Theological Seminary.