Portraits of Jesus: Charles Wesley's Christology (Paperback)

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Portraits of Jesus: Charles Wesley's Christology (Paperback)


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Jesus became human so that we might become divine.

Charles Wesley was a portrait painter, but he used words, not oils, as his medium. As the cofounder of Methodism, he was a preacher, poet, and musician. But, above all, Charles Wesley was an artist--a lyricist--and we still sing his hymns today.

Yet in his artistry, Wesley aimed at more than pretty words and easy rhyme. Steeped in his own meditations on scripture and through his use of metaphor, Wesley helps us answer Jesus's timeless question: "Who do you say that I am?" This book looks at ten ways Wesley can help us answer that question, so that our hearts can be strangely warmed with the fire of faith. For Wesley, lyrics were not ends in themselves but a way for us to experience Jesus in our daily living.

Ten Metaphors Wesley Uses to Describe Jesus and His Work

Human and Divine

Great High Priest

Lamb of God

Physician of Souls

Font of Our Salvation

Good Shepherd


Lion of Judah


Friend and Lover

Product Details ISBN: 9781953052155
ISBN-10: 1953052150
Publisher: United Methodist General Board of Higher Educ
Publication Date: April 23rd, 2022
Pages: 208
Language: English