John Wesley’s sermons and writings about Original Sin are filled with lengthy and extreme descriptions of the depravity of humanity. This essay will explore examples from Wesley’s writings that use Scripture to describe humanity’s condition, and whose interpretation is supported by the tradition of the church. This exploration will layout Wesley’s unique theology of grace which provides a remedy for Original Sin by arguing humanity’s only path to redemption is through accepting the resistible grace of God.
Scheuer, John. 2018. From Putrefecation to Sanctification: John Wesley's Understanding of Original Sin and Theology of Grace. Obsculta 11, (1) : 89-108. https://digitalcommons.csbsju.edu/obsculta/vol11/iss1/8.