Today’s edition of Faith and Leadership, a monthly publication of Duke Divinity School, contains an interview of Maddox in an article titled “Randy Maddox: John Wesley Says “Take Care of Yourself.”
Here are a few article excerpts:
““Wesley is convinced that God cares about the whole person,” Maddox said. “He doesn’t see the spiritual and the physical as separate.” Wesley believed that God wanted human flourishing in every dimension, indeed, the flourishing of all creation.”
“Today, spiritual care is done by pastors in churches, and physical care is done by physicians and nurses in hospitals and clinics. But you would not have had that separation before the 1700s.”
In a related article, Maddox writes, “In his book, “Primitive Physick,” the Rev. John Wesley offered the people of his day both an overall preventive approach to health and a long list of remedies for specific ailments — in all more than 800 prescriptions for more than 300 different disorders.”
Thanks and kudos to Maddox for his insight and to the Duke Divinity School for sharing this with us.
Read the interview online at this link: “Randy Maddox: John Wesley Says “Take Care of Yourself.”
“Dear friend (reader), I hope all is well with you and that you are as healthy in body as you are strong in spirit. 3 John 1:2
Have a blessed day!