Stanley J. Rodes, Ph.D. (University of Manchester [Nazarene Theological College]) ‘“From Faith to Faith”: An Examination of the Servant-Son Metaphor in John Wesley’s Theological Thought’ (2011).

Stan's thesis explores John Wesley’s distinction between those who have the faith of a servant and those who have the faith of a son, and demonstrates this distinction is rooted in Wesley’s adaptation of covenant theology. In light of the influence of covenant theology on Wesley’s thought, the original thesis was reconfigured and published with the title From Faith to Faith: John Wesley's Covenant Theology and the Way of Salvation (Pickwick Publications, 2013). Stan serves as Administrative Director for Global Clergy Development for the Church of the Nazarene.            

Stan was an MWRC Visiting Fellow in the autumn of 2017 working on a project titled: ‘Testing the Tenability of John Wesley’s Soteriology: The Historical Roots and Theological Gravity of an Early Nineteenth-Century Methodist Controversy on the Witness of the Spirit’. His research focused on debates concerning Wesley’s understanding of the witness of the Spirit in relation to justifying faith and their implications for the subsequent trajectory of Methodist soteriology.