Eucharist as Habituative Practice in Wesleyan Virtue Ethics

Gregory P. Van Buskirk

Abstract


By envisioning Wesley’s Eucharistic theology through a lens of “virtue ethics,” this essay seeks to further enrich Wesleyan sacramental theology; likewise, by focusing on Wesley’s sacramental theology, there is great potential for deepening Wesleyan virtue ethics through practice. In particular, a hermeneutic of ethical virtue offers a possible interpretation for understanding the relationship between Eucharist and baptism within Wesley’s theology – especially regarding Eucharist before baptism.

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Doxology: A Journal of Worship ISSN 2167-0153 (online), 0748-4682 (print)