Synopses & Reviews
There can be few names in British Methodism that are as recognizable as that of W. E. Sangster. In W. E. Sangster: Herald of Holiness Andrew Cheatle explores this great Methodist preacher's understanding of what it means to live a holy life in the context of a world torn apart by two global wars and the looming threat of nuclear destruction. Sangster turned for inspiration to John Wesley's view of salvation that included a full restoration of the moral image of God in this life. Was Wesley scriptural? Was he too optimistic, or had he understood the heart of the gospel? Sangster approached these questions from the perspective of twentieth-century scientific and theological thought. His aim was to recover the meaning of holy living for a church in a world of crisis.