Randy L. Maddox
William Kellon Quick Professor of Theology and Methodist Studies
Maddox’s scholarly interests focus on the theology of John and Charles Wesley and theological developments in the later Methodist/Wesleyan tradition. In addition to numerous articles he is author of Responsible Grace: John Wesley’s Practical Theology, a contributor to Wesley and the Quadrilateral, and editor of Aldersgate Reconsidered, Rethinking Wesley’s Theology for Contemporary Methodism, The Cambridge Companion to John Wesley, and Volume 12 of The Bicentennial Edition of the Works of John Wesley. He serves as associate general editor of the Wesley Works Editorial Project, and heads a project that makes available all of the verse of Charles Wesley online at the website for the Center for Studies in the Wesleyan Tradition at Duke Divinity School.
Maddox is currently the institute secretary of the Oxford Institute of Methodist Theological Studies. He served previously as president of the Wesleyan Theological Society, co-chair of the Wesley Studies Group of the American Academy of Religion, and general editor of the Kingswood Books Imprint of Abingdon Press.
Maddox is an ordained elder in the Dakotas Conference of The United Methodist Church, and has served as a theological consultant to the Council of Bishops on several projects.
Baker, F, Heitzenrater, RP, and Maddox, RL. The Journal Letters and Related Biographical Items of the Reverend Charles Wesley, M.A.: Charles Wesley Society, March 20, 2018.
Wesley, J, and Maddox, RL. A Plain Account of Christian Perfection, Annotated. July 1, 2015.
Chilcote, PW, and Collins, KJ. The Bicentennial Edition of the Works of John Wesley: Doctrinal and Controversial Treatises II. Ed. RL Maddox. Nashville, TN: Abingdon, 2013.
Maddox, RL. The Bicentennial Edition of the Works of John Wesley: Doctrinal and Controversial Treatises I. Ed. RL Maddox. Nashville, TN: Abingdon, 2012.
Maddox, RL. The Cambridge Companion to John Wesley. Ed. RL Maddox and JE Vickers. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Maddox, RL. Rethinking Wesley's theology for contemporary Methodism. Ed. RL Maddox. Nashville: Kingswood Bks, 1998.
Maddox, RL. Wesley and the quadrilateral : renewing the conversation: renewing the conversation. Ed. WS Gunter. Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, 1997.
Maddox, RL. Responsible grace : John Wesley's practical theology. Nashville, Tenn: Kingswood Books, 1994.
Maddox, RL. Aldersgate reconsidered. Ed. RL Maddox. Nashville: Kingswood Books, 1990.
Maddox, RL. Toward an ecumenical fundamental theology. Scholars Pr, 1984.
Maddox, RL. "Reclaiming Holistic Salvation: A Continuing Wesleyan Agenda." Holy Imagination: Thinking About Social Holiness. Lexington, KY: Emeth Press, 2015. 41-54. (Chapter) Open Access Copy
Maddox, RL. "A Heritage Reclaimed: John Wesley on Holistic Health and Healing." A Living Tradition: Critical Recovery and Reconstruction of Wesleyan Heritage. Ed. ME Moore. Nashville, TN: Kingswood Books, 2013. 127-154. Open Access Copy
Maddox, RL. "John Wesley – A Man of One Book ." In Wesley, Wesleyans, and Reading Bible as Scripture. Ed. DF Watson and JB Green. Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2012. 3,277-18,280. Open Access Copy
Maddox, RL. "Honoring Conference: Wesleyan Reflections on the Dynamics of Theological Reflection." The Renewal of United Methodism: Mission, Ministry, and Connectionalism. Ed. RD Matthews. Nashville, TN: General Board of Higher Education and Ministry, The United Methodist Church, 2012. 55-97. Open Access Copy
Maddox, RL. "John Wesley on the Bible: The Rule of Christian Faith, Life, and Hope." The Bible Tells Me So. Ed. RP Thompson and TJ Oord. Nampa, Idaho: SacraSage Press, 2011. 101-121. Open Access Copy
Maddox, RL. "Wesleyan Theology and Moral Psychology: Precedents for Continuing Engagement." Wesleyan Theology and Social Science: The Dance of Practical Divinity and Discovery. Ed. MK Armistead, BD Strawn, and RW Wright. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010. 7-19. Open Access Copy
Maddox, RL. "“‘This Distinguished Blessing’: Sarah Wesley Jr.’s Witness to a Trio of Faithful Deaths.”." Methodist History 56.1 (2017): 5-13. (Essay) Open Access Copy
Maddox, , and Underhill, . "Untwisting the Tangled Web: Charles Wesley and Elizabeth Story." Wesley and Methodist Studies 8.2 (2016): 175-175. Full Text Open Access Copy
Maddox, RL. "A Zealous (but Respected) Adversary: John Lewis’s Correspondence with John Wesley." Wesley and Methodist Studies 7 (2015): 121-148. Open Access Copy
Maddox, RL. "“Another Glimpse of the Divergent Wesley Brothers.”." Proceedings of the Charles Wesley Society 18 (2014): 99-100. Open Access Copy
Maddox, RL, and Frazier, JR. "Joseph Benson’s Initial Letter to John Wesley Concerning Spirit Baptism and Christian Perfection." Wesleyan Theological Journal 48.2 (2013): 60-77. (Academic Article) Open Access Copy
Maddox, RL. "“‘Anticipate Our Heaven Below’: The Emphatic Hope and Abiding Tone of Charles Wesley’s Eschatology”." Proceedings of the Charles Wesley Society 17 (2013): 11-34. Open Access Copy
Maddox, RL. "James Erskine's Critique of John Wesley on Christian Perfection." Proceedings of the Wesley Historical Society 59 (2013): 39-53. (Academic Article) Open Access Copy
Maddox, RL. "Correspondence between James Erskine and John and Charles Wesley." Proceedings of the Wesley Historical Society 58 (October 2012): 264-275. (Academic Article) Open Access Copy
Maddox, RL. "Wesley and Health, Part 1." (2011).
Maddox, RL. "Wesley and Health, Part 2." (2011).
Maddox, RL. "Select Bibliography on Science and Christian Theology." (January 2007).
Maddox, RL. "The United Methodist Way." (2007).
Maddox, RL. "Charles Wesley – Register of Preaching."
Maddox, RL. "John Wesley’s Poetry and Hymn Collections."
Maddox, RL. "John Wesley’s Sermon Register."
Maddox, RL. "Charles Wesley’s Collected Manuscript Verse."