Wesley, and Methodism

Paperback | February 8, 2012

byIsaac Taylor

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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.1851 Excerpt: ... The materials or documents wherein the history of Methodism is to be found are not recondite: for the most part they are readily accessible to every one, and, in fact, the succession of writers who, whether with a friendly or a hostile feeling, have put this history together, each in his own manner, have, for these various purposes, brought forward almost every thing that is the most pertinent in this mass of evidence. Nevertheless, it would not be difficult (and would not have been so to the present writer) to cull some fresh passages from the same sources; and he might, moreover, have brought forward a few unpublished letters, which were kindly offered to his inspection by some who are possessed of such treasures. But inasmuch as it has not entered into his plan to compile biographies, nor to attempt to do again what has already (in a literary sense) been well done, he has refrained from availing himself, to any great extent, of these materials, at least in giving them a place in this volume. It seems, however, desirable, and indeed it is incumbent upon a writer who takes a position differing from that occupied by others, to adduce evidence in support of opinions that are likely to be called in question. A few pages, therefore, of this volume will be devoted to the purpose of bringing together, chiefly from Wesley's Journal, and from he Minutes of Conference, passages that may serve to illustrate, and to sustain, the averments and the opinions which the writer thinks warrantable and correct. As to Methodism at large--the facts relating to its rise and progress have long since become the staple of religious history, and they are such as need little or no attestation. It is solely, or chiefly, on points touching Wesley's mind and intention, as the founder o...

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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.1851 Excerpt: ... The materials or documents wherein the history of Methodism is to be found are not recondite: for the most part they are readily...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.27 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217144454

ISBN - 13:9780217144452

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