Truesdale Book Review

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Book Review #1: Truesdale Are you interested in a book that puts Wesleyan theology and Fundamentalism side by side, comparing the different aspects of both, as well as some minute similarities? If so, then this is the book for you. The book, Square Peg: Why Wesleyans Aren’t Fundamentalists, by Al Truesdale, touches on two different types of believing and following Christ. Fundamentalism takes on a more serious approach, focusing on the scripture of the bible giving it a much more analytical feel, as it focuses on the words of God. It gives great emphasis to the chronological order of the words of God and takes the written words as a whole, using each and every word literally to support your walk with God. Wesleyan theology, on the other hand, focuses on a more abstract interpretation of the bible. Wesleyans see the bible as an enhancement to the Christian faith. They are more into having great confidence in their faith and using the bible as a reference in order to follow God in a more abstract way. They focus on their relationship with God as a whole and don’t see the bible as a step-by-step manual as Fundamentalists do. If any of that interests you, the publisher of this book is Beacon Hill Press of Kansas City and you can find this book online on Amazon, a Christian bookstore, or at your local bookstore. Square Peg: Why Wesleyans Aren’t Fundamentalists, by Al Truesdale, stays true to its title and heavily touches on the two styles, emphasizing the differences between to the two. Long story short, Truesdale is pretty much saying that Fundamentalism and Wesleyan theology aren’t able to coexist and are not compatible. He uses an analogy that also happens to be the title of his book. He states that as a square peg cannot fit into a circular hole as Wesleyan theology and Fundamentalism are of different shapes as well and cannot fit with one another. The main
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