The rights to the entire five-volume Wesleyan Theological Perspectives, including this volume, were given to James L. Fleming in writing in 2010 by John E. Hartley and R. Larry Shelton, the copyright owners at that time.

About This Special Series

With the increasing interest in Wesleyan theology, the need for a fresh inquiry into the fundamentals of this theological perspective has resulted in an outstanding five-volume series. Noted theologians from across the United States are contributing to each volume, making the entire work noteworthy. The articles are written to examine each aspect of Wesleyan theology for us in contemporary life.

A practical study of Wesleyan theology and its creative application to life today is as valid as it ever has been. Each reader will discover new enlightenment from the Bible as the pages of this series are studied, it is especially suited for both college- and graduate-level courses and for serious biblical study.

The fourth book in the five-volume Wesleyan Theological Perspective Series is an examination of ecclesiology that coves three basic areas: (1) The Church in biblical perspective, (2) The Church in historical and theological perspective, and (3) The Church and ministry. The Church: an Inquiry into Ecclesiology from a Biblical Theological Perspective seeks to pro9ject a Wesleyan understanding of the church and its mission in the world. Written by twelve professionally trained and experienced scholars, this volume is intended to be biblical in basis, scholarly in method, and practical in emphasis.