Voice of the Day: John Wesley via Hal Knight

One of the things I love about Wesleyan theology is the primacy it places on God’s love. In Hal Knight’s new books he sums it up succinctly:

“The centrality of love in Wesley’s theology can hardly be understated. It governs both the character of God and the content of salvation. While many of Wesley’s Calvinist contemporaries made sovereignty central to the divine nature, Wesley instead insisted that ‘God is often styled holy, righteous, wise but not holiness, righteousness, or wisdom in the abstract, as He is said to be love: intimating that this is . . . His reigning attribute, the attribute that sheds an amiable glory on all His other perfections.’” — Henry H. Knight, Anticipating Heaven Below