John Wesley


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English clergyman and founder of Methodism (1703-1791)

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35; SER 2: 458-59; John Wesley, Explanatory Notes upon the New Testament (London: Epworth Press, n.
Further, as John Wesley himself seemed open to believing, theological constructs and interpretations can be informed and shaped by experience.
For Wesley's wording of the questions, see The Works of John Wesley (Wesley, 1872/1978).
by Alan Thornhill and Penelope Thwaites, brought John Wesley, one of England's great religious and social reformers, to the stage.
It features selections from 22 authors, including notables such as Mark Twain, Thoreau, and Hemingway; explorer-writers like John Wesley Powell, William Bartram, and Meriwether Lewis; and several exciting new writers.
John Wesley criticised them for `speaking to children as children'.
Churchmen, on the other hand, were goaded by external forces - a John Wesley, for instance - to mind their standards and improve upon the laxness portrayed in the ballad of the Vicar of Bray (1720).
The past three decades have been marked by a rising crescendo of scholarly interest and activity regarding the life and thought of John Wesley, a development fed by the steady production of the Bicentennial Edition of Wesley's works (see Maddox's excellent "Select Bibliography" [375-408]).
With their talk of social reform and personal discipline, John Wesley and his followers touched a chord in people's hearts that turned backwoods revival camps into one of the largest mainstream churches in America.
Conroy, Jackbyname of John Wesley Conroy, pseudonym Tim Brennan or John Norcross(b.
The opening, called "Charles," used four men: pianist Marien van Nieukerken, baritone Charles van Nieukerken, baritone Charles van Tassel, and dancers John Wesley Taylor as the Ives figure and Fabian Galama as a boon companion, or perhaps an alter ego.
The book is an intellectual autobiography (the author is disinclined toward any other kind), and Hart's mind draws from a deep well: John Wesley, Kirkegaard, Tolstoy, Gandhi, and, finally, the American reform tradition beginning with Jefferson and culminating in the idol of Hart's young adulthood, John Kennedy.
Although John Wesley was at best ambivalent about this development, the example of his mother's active role in religious work and his tendency to place the pragmatic goal of furthering his religious movement above other considerations eventually led him to sanction and defend, at least on the basis of exceptional situations and need, widespread involvement of women at all levels of Methodism, including formal preaching.
David Brainerd (1749); in 1768 John Wesley published an abridgment.
John Wesley was a powerful preacher, traveling all over England on horseback.