Some Eighteenth Century Churchmen; Glimpses Of English Church Life In The Eighteenth Century

Paperback | February 4, 2012

byGeorge Lacey May

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920. Excerpt: ... JOHN WESLEY His greatness--His parents and home training--Charterhouse and Oxford--Ordination and College Fellowship--Epworth--The "Holy Club "--Work in Georgia--The Moravians and their influence--In England with the "Societies "--Outdoor preaching undertaken--The ignorance and immorality oi the English people--The sloth of the clergy--Wesley's lay-preachers and "ordinations" arising out of the needs of the times--"Manifestations" at his preaching and opposition--Wesley's various organisations for confirming the newly-awakened--His immense labours--Marriage--Clerical helpers--His death--Wesley's Churchmanship--Modern Methodism. There is no doubt as to the greatness of John Wesley. Long before the end of his long ministry he lived down by force of character and spiritual power the bitter antagonism which his first labours had aroused and which would have overwhelmed a lesser man. And to-day, one hundred and thirty years after his death, few names in English history are more universally honoured and revered. He is alike one of our greatest Churchmen and one of our greatest Englishmen; and Englishmen of any creed or generation may draw ennobling inspiration from the greatness and nobility of his character and work for God. England to-day is a far different country from what she would have been had Wesley never lived. The field-preaching which brought him fame was really but the extension of the pioneer work which George Whitefield had begun. But Wesley was a greater man than Whitefield. He was greater, not only in that immense virility which enabled him to continue his labours until the age of eighty-eight, whilst Whitefield was worn out at fifty-six, but also in that power of masterly organisation which stamped his labours with a greater permanency. John We...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920. Excerpt: ... JOHN WESLEY His greatness--His parents and home training--Charterhouse and Oxford--Ordination and College Fellowship--Epworth-...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:60 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217995470

ISBN - 13:9780217995474

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