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dc.contributor.authorPedlar, James E., 1979-
dc.identifier.citationPedlar, James E. "Sensing the Spirit: Wesley's Empiricism and His Use of the Language of Spiritual Sensation." The Asbury Journal 67, no. 2 (Fall 2012): 85-104. DOI: 10.7252/Journal.01.2012F.05en_US
dc.description.abstractThis paper examines the relationship between John Wesley’s empiricism and his use of the language of “spiritual sensation.” Through a close reading of Wesley’s own espousal of empiricism, as well as his use of the language of the spiritual senses, it will be argued that Wesley, while committed to empiricism as a natural epistemology, views the experience of the Spirit as something which is known intuitively. His references to the spiritual senses are therefore best understood as an analogy for this intuitively known experience of the Spirit. While Wesley’s discussions of spiritual sensation are not simply an extension of his empiricism, he does, at times, try to integrate his account of theological knowledge with his empiricism. The paper concludes by addressing challenges that Wesley’s use of the language of spiritual sensation poses for both the coherence and the adequacy of his theology.en_US
dc.publisherAsbury Theological Seminaryen_US
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dc.subject.lcshWesley, John, 1703-1791--Empiricismen_US
dc.subject.lcshHoly Spiriten_US
dc.subject.lcshSpirituality--18th centuryen_US
dc.titleSensing the Spirit: Wesley's Empiricism and His Use of the Language of Spiritual Sensationen_US
dc.title.alternativeWesley's Empiricism and His Use of the Language of Spiritual Sensationen_US
dc.contributor.affiliationTyndale Universityen_US
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dc.identifier.journalThe Asbury Journalen_US
dc.publisher.placeWilmore, KYen_US
dc.rights.holderAsbury Theological Seminary, 204 N. Lexington Ave., Wilmore, KY 40390, U.S.A.en_US
dc.subject.keywordWesley, John 1703-1791en_US
dc.subject.keywordHoly Spiriten_US
dc.subject.keywordSenses and sensationsen_US
dc.subject.keywordSpiritual sensesen_US
dc.subject.keywordKnowledge of Goden_US
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    Dr. James Pedlar holds the Donald N. and Kathleen G. Bastian Chair of Wesley Studies. He is an Associate Professor of Theology.

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