Jason E. Vickers
Associate Professor of Theology and Wesleyan Studies
President's Associate for Mission Advancement
Jason teaches in the areas of Systematic Theology, Wesley Studies, Methodist Doctrine, and Philosophy of Religion.
Jason is currently conducting research on transitions in Methodist Christology. He is especially interested in the relationship between Christological transitions and changes in political vision and commitments within the Methodist tradition.
B.A., Trevecca Nazarene University (1996)
M.Div., Nazarene Theological Seminary (1999
Ph.D., Southern Methodist University (2004)
Member of the Editorial Board for Kingswood Books
Program Coordinator for the The Charles Wesley Society
Commissioned as an elder in the Western North Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church
Member of the American Academy of Religion
Member of the Wesleyan Theological Society
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Book(s):Minding the Good Ground: A Theology for Church Renewal. Baylor University Press, 2011.
Methodist and Pietist: Retrieving the Evangelical United Brethren Tradition. Kingswood Books, 2011.
(Editor). The Cambridge Companion to John Wesley. Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Wesley: A Guide for the Perplexed. T&T Clark International, 2009.
Immersed in the Life of God: The Healing
Resources of the Christian Faith – Essays in Honor
of William J. Abraham. Co-Editor. Wm. B. Eerdmans
Invocation and Assent: The Making and Remaking
of Trinitarian Theology. Wm. B. Eerdmans
Canonical Theism: A Proposal for Theology and Church. Co-editor. Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 2008.
“Christology,” in The Oxford Handbook of Methodist Studies, edited by William J. Abraham and James Kirby (Oxford University Press, 2010), 554-72.
“The Making of a Trinitarian Theologian: The Holy Spirit in Charles Wesley’s Sermons,” Pneuma 31 (2009): 213-24.
“Albert Outler and the Future of Wesleyan Theology: Retrospect and Prospect,” in Wesleyan Theological Journal 42:2 (Fall 2008), 56-67.
“The Confession of Faith and the Twenty-Five Articles of Religion Compared: Assessing the EUB Contribution to Methodist Standards of Doctrine,” Methodist History 46:4 (July 2008) 223-240.
“And We the Life of God Shall Know: Appreciating Charles Wesley as Theologian” Anglican Theological Review 90:2 (Spring 2008): 329-44.
“On Friendship: John Wesley’s Advice to the People
Called Methodists,” Wesleyan Theological Journal 42:1
(Spring 2007), 32 – 49.
“Charles Wesley and the Revival of the Doctrine
of the Trinity: A Methodist Contribution to Modern
Theology” in Charles Wesley: Life, Literature & Legacy,
edited by Kenneth G. C. Newport and Ted A. Campbell
(Peterborough: Epworth Press, 2007), 278 – 298.
“Charles Wesley’s Doctrine of the Holy Spirit: A Vital
Resource for the Renewal of Methodism,” Asbury Journal 61:1
(Spring 2006), 47 – 60.
“Begotten from Everlasting of the Father: Inadvertent Omission
or Sabellian Trajectory in Early American Methodism?” Methodist History (July 2006), 251 – 261.
“John Wesley’s Doctrine of Sanctification: A Key to the Renewal of Methodism Today,” African Methodist Episcopal Zion Quarterly Review 117:4 (January 2006).
Jason’s interests include hiking, sports, casual reading,
Jason is married to Lacey, and they have two children
(Garrett Reid and McKenna Eve) along with two Boston
Terriers (Cooper and Sadie).