Contribution to Book
Whidden’s essay compares the key theological/ecclesiological factors of the Magisterial Reformation tradition with the Radical and Wesleyan ethos and their respective visions of discipleship, theology, ethics, and mission. He then argues that movements which are Arminian in their soteriology; functional, not institutional, in their ecclesiology; and emphasize discipleship (including strict discipline), sanctification, and Gospel ethics are more likely to have a missional bent.
Mission: A Man with a Vision: A Festschrift Honoring Russell L. Staples
Department of World Mission, Andrews University
Berrien Springs, MI
Religion and Biblical Languages
Whidden, Woodrow W., "Post Reformation Ecclesiology and Missiology--From the Radicals to Wesley: Moving out of the Shadow of Luther and Calvin" (2005). Faculty Publications. 1140.