John Wesley on Prevenient Grace

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Dr. Chuck Gutenson on Prevenient Grace and its place in the Order of Salvation as understood by John Wesley.

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Dr. Charles (Chuck) Gutenson is a church consultant and former Chief Operating Officer of Sojourners. He previously served 10 years at Asbury Seminary in Kentucky, most recently as the professor of Theology and Philosophy. He received an M.Div. from Asbury in 1995 and a PhD in Philosophical Theology from Southern Methodist University. Chuck is the author of numerous books and articles on a variety of theological and philosophical topics.


  1. Wesley’s identification of the different forms of grace are very helpful for Christian formation, and for me, they can be read in contemporary terms, as Dr Gutenson has done in this video.