A scene from the Leben der heiligen Altväter (1482)
The Wesley Memorial Volume . J. O. A.Clark, ed. New York: Phillips & Hunt, 1881. pp. 168-190.
In this essay published in 1881, Pope sketched the ways in which Methodist doctrine stood in strong continuity with the great tradition of classic Christian theology, and also drew out the unique contribution Methodism had to offer the universal church. While he is writing descriptively, his constructive interests are evident, and the essay throws great light on the decisions he carried out in his own Compendium.