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Sacraments

John Wesley held, as Methodism still does, the normal Protestant view that there are two sacraments ordained by Christ in the Gospel, namely Baptism and the Lord\'s Supper. They are signs of grace by which God works invisibly in us and not only quickens but strengthens and confirms our faith in him.

See also Methodist Sacramental Fellowship.

Sources

  • John Bishop, Methodist Worship in relation to Free Church Worship (1950) pp. 55-77, 111-37
  • John R. Parris, John Wesley's Doctrine of the Sacraments (1963)
  • Ole E. Borgen, John Wesley on the Sacraments (Nashville, 1972)
  • Ole E. Borgen, 'John Wesley: Sacramental Theology. No Ends without Means', in John Stacey (ed.), John Wesley: Contemporary Perspectives (1988) pp.67-82
  • Michael J. Townsend, Thinking Things Through: 6. The Sacraments(Peterborough, 1999)
  • John M. Haley and Leslie J. Francis, British Methodism: What Circuit Ministers Really Think (2006), pp.133-40
  • Laurence Hull Stookey, in T&T Clark Companion to Methodism (2010), pp.257-74
  • Geoffrey Wainwright, 'The Sacraments', in Oxford Handbook of Methodist Studies ed. W.J. Abraham and J.E. Kirby (2009), pp. 344-60

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