Home > Resident Faculty Bios > Jason E. Vickers

Jason E. Vickers


Associate Professor of Theology and Wesleyan Studies
President's Associate for Mission Advancement

| 937.529.2266

read quote
  • Teaching and Research

    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.

  • Education

    B.A., Trevecca Nazarene University (1996)

    M.Div., Nazarene Theological Seminary (1999

    Ph.D., Southern Methodist University (2004)

  • Professional

    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

  • Publications

    Click on the thumbnail to view an enlarged photo
    of the bookcover.


    Minding the Good Ground: A Theology for Church Renewal. Baylor University Press, 2011.

    publisher notes


    Methodist and Pietist: Retrieving the Evangelical United Brethren Tradition. Kingswood Books, 2011.

    publisher notes


    (Editor). The Cambridge Companion to John Wesley. Cambridge University Press, 2010.

    publisher notes


    Wesley: A Guide for the Perplexed. T&T Clark International, 2009.

    publisher notes


    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
    Publishing, 2008.

    publisher notes


    Invocation and Assent: The Making and Remaking
    of Trinitarian Theology
    . Wm. B. Eerdmans
    Publishing, 2008.

    publisher notes


    Canonical Theism: A Proposal for Theology and Church. Co-editor. Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 2008.

    publisher notes



    “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).

  • Personal Life

    Jason’s interests include hiking, sports, casual reading,
    and travel.

    Jason is married to Lacey, and they have two children
    (Garrett Reid and McKenna Eve) along with two Boston
    Terriers (Cooper and Sadie).