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Randy L. Maddox, William Kellon Quick Professor Emeritus of Theology and Methodist Studies

Randy L. Maddox

Maddox’s scholarly interests focus on the theology of John and Charles Wesley and theological developments in the later Methodist/Wesleyan tradition. In addition to numerous articles he is author of Responsible Grace: John Wesley’s Practical Theology, a contributor to Wesley and the Quadrilateral, and editor of Aldersgate Reconsidered, Rethinking Wesley’s Theology for Contemporary Methodism, The Cambridge Companion to John Wesley, and Volume 12 of The Bicentennial Edition of the Works of John Wesley. He serves as associate general editor of the Wesley Works Editorial Project, and heads a project that makes available all of the verse of Charles Wesley online at the website for the Center for Studies in the Wesleyan Tradition at Duke Divinity School.

Maddox is currently the institute secretary of the Oxford Institute of Methodist Theological Studies. He served previously as president of the Wesleyan Theological Society, co-chair of the Wesley Studies Group of the American Academy of Religion, and general editor of the Kingswood Books Imprint of Abingdon Press.

Maddox is an ordained elder in the Dakotas Conference of The United Methodist Church, and has served as a theological consultant to the Council of Bishops on several projects.

Contact Info:
Office Location:  0038 Langford Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  (919) 660-3589
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Division:  Divinity Faculty


Ph.D.Emory University1982
M.Div.Nazarene Theological Seminary1978
B.A.Northwest Nazarene University1975

Baptism in the Holy Spirit • Dispensationalism • Holiness churches • Methodism • Methodist Church • Methodists--United States • Religion • Salvation--Christianity--History of doctrines • Sanctification • Sin--Christianity--History of doctrines • Theology, Doctrinal • Theology--Methodology

Recent Publications

  1. Maddox, RL, Eschatology. Taped lecture in The Wesleyan Studies Project. Series II: Methodist Doctrine. (September, 2013)
  2. Maddox, RL, Clark Pinnock on World Religions: Evangelical Precedents?, Proceedings of the Wheaton College Theology Conference, vol. 1 (1992), pp. 208-215 [repository]

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