Park, John Sungmin Books
Dr. John S. Park is Executive Director, Los Angeles Regional Center, and Professor in Theology and Ethics at the Haggard Graduate School of Theology, Azusa Pacific University. He received his Ph.D. in Philosophy of Religion and Theology from The Claremont Graduate University.2006 0-7734-5832-8
The multifarious collection of writings in this book testifies to the variety of John Wesley studies. This book contains almost every subject in Wesleyan studies: Wesleyan spirituality, theology, ethics, biblical studies, Christian education, administration, and even the Wesleyan academic tradition. Writers are from many diverse backgrounds, constituting internationally well-known scholars from Korea, Australia and the United States; three university presidents of the university; and a missionary. All of the contributors personally know Dr. Lane A. Scott, who is not only a Wesleyan scholar, but a life entirely dedicated and committed to John Wesley’s teachings on holiness and has faithfully passed on these rich teachings to his students over the last thirty-six years at Azusa Pacific University.
The book comprises three main chapters: Wesleyan theology and spirituality, Wesleyan ethics, and Wesleyan practical theology. In the first chapter, the writings are focused on Wesleyan anthropology, epistemology, spirituality and Wesleyan theology, and Evangelical theology. In the second chapter, the foci are Christian holiness and its biblical background and Christian life and faith in the Holy Spirit. In the last chapter, Wesley’s teachings on academic tradition, administration, and Christian education are studied.2001 0-7734-7284-32001 0-7734-7349-1
The range and versatility of the intellectual accomplishments of Friedrich Schleiermacher have been the scene of much scrutiny and recognition since his passing in 1834. The subjects of this study have been provided by both his published writings during his lifetime and the great amount of lecture material that comprise his literary remains. The material that Schleiermacher singled out from the exceptionally large deposit of lectures over many philosophical and theological subjects were those on philosophical dialectic and on Christian ethics. The resulting book that reflects the former topic has been the occasion of considerable analysis and discussion. Other lectures such as those dealing with the philosophy of human culture, and called by Schleiermacher, philosophical ethics, and hermeneutics, have received much attention also, the latter in English as well as in German. But such has not been the case with Schleiermacher’s Die Christliche Sitte
or Christian Ethics. Despite that fact that certain important figures in nineteenth-century German theology have pointed to the path-breaking nature of Schleiermacher’s ethical thought in theology, exceptionally little of this thought has appeared in English.