Randy Maddox, William Kellon Quick Professor of Wesleyan and Methodist Studies, has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Wesleyan Theological Society (WTS) for his many contributions to Wesleyan theology, the organization announced this week.
Said Jason Vickers, professor of theology at Asbury Theological Seminary, who presented the award, Maddox had “pioneered a more sophisticated and nuanced way of thinking about Wesley’s theology. In doing so, he influenced and inspired a whole generation of Wesleyan theological scholarship.”
Maddox’s scholarly interests focus on the theology of John and Charles Wesley and theological developments in the later Methodist/Wesleyan tradition. 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 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 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.
The WTS is an international fellowship of scholars, pastors, friends, and students that comes together annually to discuss the work of Wesleyan Holiness theology and related topics. Maddox previously served as president of the organization.
The award was presented during the WTS 54th annual meeting March 9-10.