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Henry H. (Hal) Knight III

Donald and Pearl Wright Professor of
Wesleyan Studies

Phone: 913-253-5015

  • PhD, Emory University
  • MDiv, Candler School of Theology
  • BA, Emory University
Dr. Hal Knight
My scholarship, like my teaching, is an aspect of my calling to ministry. From the first
it has had as its goal enabling persons to work for the renewal of the church and the
transformation of the world through practices that lead to growth as disciples of
Jesus Christ. It is, I hope, a contemporary version of the "practical divinity" that marked
John Wesley's theology and practice, and I pray will mark the church today as well.


United Methodist Church (UMC), Ordained Elder

Discipline or Specialty
I teach in the areas of Wesleyan theology, history, and evangelical theology.
Representative Courses Taught
  • Wesley, Edwards and the 18th Century Awakening
  • Wesleyan Heart of Personal and Social Holiness (DMin)
  • Means of Grace
  • Contemporary Evangelical Theology
  • United Methodist History
Recent Publications

Is There a Future for God's Love: An Evangelical Theology (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2012).

From Aldersgate to Azusa Street: Wesleyan, Holiness, and Pentecostal Visions of the New Creation
, editor (Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2010).
"Charity," "Works of Mercy," "Works of Piety," and "Means of Grace," in The Wesley Study Bible, Joel B. Green and William H. Willimon, eds. (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2009).

"John Wesley on Justifying Grace and New Life in Christ," "John Wesley's Understanding of Sanctifying Grace and Christian Perfection," and "John Wesley on the Means of Grace," in A Year with John Wesley and Our Methodist Values, Michael J. Coyner, Henry H. Knight III, Sarah Heaner Lancaster, Randy L. Maddox, and F. Douglas Powe, Jr. (Nashville: Disciplineship Resources, 2008).

Transforming Evangelism: The Wesleyan Way of Sharing Faith, co-authored with F. Douglas Powe, Jr. (Nashville: Discipleship Resources, 2006).

Eight Life-Enriching Practices of United Methodists (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2001).
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