Joseph W. Cunningham, M.A. (Aquinas Institute of Theology), Ph.D. (NTC), ‘Perceptible Inspiration: A Model for John Wesley’s Pneumatology’, 2010, published as John Wesley's Pneumatology: Perceptible Inspiration (Ashgate, 2014)

Dr Cunningham's study explores John Wesley’s theology of the Holy Spirit by using the doctrine of perceptible inspiration – which Wesley elucidated in a series of letters between 1745 and 1748 – as its model. He is lecturer in Philosophy and Religious Studies at Saginaw Valley State University in Michigan, and senior pastor at Saginaw First Free Methodist Church. 

Recent Publications

'The Methodist Doctrine of Christian Perfection: Charles Wesley’s Contribution Contextualized', Wesley and Methodist Studies 2 (2010), 25-44.

'Pneumatology Through Correspondence: The Letters of John Wesley and 'John Smith' (1745-1748)', Wesley and Methodist Studies 1 (2009), 18-32. 

The Path of Holiness, edited with David Rainey (Emeth Press, 2014).


Joseph Cunningham's CV