Wesley’s Way: The Grand Reunion

Among the missional senses that the Wesleys had for the Methodist movement was this: the conjoining of knowledge and vital piety, which John said had been too long divided. He incarnated that grand reunion through his integration of theology and science, particularly the medical and creation sciences of his day. It was a hallmark of his nondual thinking and conjunctive theology.

Today, we call it the reunion of science and spirituality. It is part of the New Awakening, and the findings of the sciences are enriching our faith (e.g. new truths regarding our humanity, the earth, and the cosmos), and offering us the vision and means to heal harmful dualisms. This video by Matthew Fox (32:08) speaks about this grand reunion…

About Steve Harper

Dr. Steve Harper is retired seminary professor, who taught for 32 years in the disciplines of Spiritual Formation and Wesley Studies. Author and co-author of 43 books. He is also a retired Elder in The Florida Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church.
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