"'Theologically astute and pastorally wise'--that is how Colyer describes John Wesley's theology. This work does much more than define Wesley's theology; it carefully presents his teaching on the Trinity, situating it within the trinitarian controversies from the seventeenth century on and demonstrating how central the doctrine was to Wesley, who connected it to 'vital religion.' Colyer's work fills a surprising lacuna in Wesleyan theology--a thorough examination of Wesley on the doctrine of Trinity. We are in his debt. This work should become a standard for every Wesleyan seeking to be theologically astute and pastorally wise."
--D. Stephen Long, Cary M. Maguire University Professor of Ethics at Southern Methodist University
"Elmer Colyer insightfully demonstrates the practical value of the Trinity in the theology of John Wesley. Colyer situates Wesley within the orthodox tradition of Christianity, and he describes how each person of the Trinity--Father, Son, and Holy Spirit--influences people's salvation. In all, Wesley provides leadership in utilizing the Trinity for Christian spirituality and ministry as well as for theology."
--Don Thorsen, Professor of Theology, Azusa Pacific Seminary
"In this important book Elmer Colyer, the well-known and highly respected Torrance scholar, offers readers a thorough and reliable guide through the many disputes regarding the doctrine of the Trinity in Great Britain during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Readers will find this historical and theological effort to document 'the pervasive Trinitarian dimension of Wesley's theology' challenging, valuable, and informative. Written by a seasoned Methodist theologian with great skill and acuity, this book should be widely read and discussed not only by Methodists but by all who are interested in this central doctrine of the church."
--Paul D. Molnar, Professor of Systematic Theology, St. John's University, Queens, New York