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Charles Wesley and the Struggle for Methodist Identity

Gareth Lloyd

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199295746
eISBN:
9780191711701
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199295746.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Charles Wesley has been a problem figure for church historians. The great hymn‐writer's contribution to Methodism and the 18th century Evangelical Revival has frequently been seen primarily in terms ... More


The Sermons of Charles Wesley: A Critical Edition with Introduction and Notes

Charles Wesley

Kenneth G. C. Newport (ed.)

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269496
eISBN:
9780191600807
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269498.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

Charles Wesley was a man with real hymnographic genius, and not surprisingly it is chiefly for his poetic legacy that he is remembered. However, he was much more than just a hymn‐writer, and along ... More


Charles Wesley and Early Methodism

Kenneth G. C. Newport

in The Sermons of Charles Wesley: A Critical Edition with Introduction and Notes

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269496
eISBN:
9780191600807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269498.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter sets out the case for considering Wesley as much more than the ‘sweet singer’ of early Methodism. It sets his life within its context, and shows how his influence and leadership ... More


Charles Wesley, Preacher

Kenneth G. C. Newport

in The Sermons of Charles Wesley: A Critical Edition with Introduction and Notes

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269496
eISBN:
9780191600807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269498.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter considers Wesley as the powerful and successful preacher he clearly was. Contemporary sources are cited and analysed, together with entries from Wesley's copious and largely unpublished ... More


Charles Wesley's Sermon Corpus

Kenneth G. C. Newport

in The Sermons of Charles Wesley: A Critical Edition with Introduction and Notes

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269496
eISBN:
9780191600807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269498.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter deals with the complex history of Charles Wesley's sermon corpus, considering in turn the two published in Wesley's lifetime, the 6 shorthand sermons, 2 of which exist in two variants, ... More


Charles Wesley

J. R. Watson (ed.)

in An Annotated Anthology of Hymns

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269731
eISBN:
9780191600791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269730.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

Contains 19 hymns from the great hymn writer of the Methodist movement, beginning with one of the enthusiastic hymns written at the time of his conversion, and continuing with his hymns for the Great ... More


Charles Wesley and His Art

J. R. Watson

in The English Hymn: A Critical and Historical Study

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198270027
eISBN:
9780191600784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019827002X.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

Talks about Charles Wesley's use of the Bible, the Book of Common Prayer, the psalms, and other sources. Reviews his adaptation of other poets, such as Milton, Young, and Popeand the techniques of ... More


Theological Characteristics and Use of Sources

Kenneth G. C. Newport

in The Sermons of Charles Wesley: A Critical Edition with Introduction and Notes

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269496
eISBN:
9780191600807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269498.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter deals mainly with the theological characteristics of the sermons, and briefly with the use that Wesley makes of his sources, especially the scriptures. The sermons are examined in two ... More


John and Charles Wesley

J. R. Watson

in The English Hymn: A Critical and Historical Study

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198270027
eISBN:
9780191600784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019827002X.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

Discusses the early hymns of the Methodist revival, beginning with John Wesley's translations from the German. Reviews John Wesley's work as an editor, culminating in his 1780 ‘Large Hymn Book’ and ... More


A New Church in a New Nation

John Wigger

in American Saint Francis Asbury and the Methodists

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195387803
eISBN:
9780199866410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387803.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

American Methodism expanded dramatically in the 1780s, built on the consolidation Asbury brought to the movement after the war. Membership rose from 8,500 in 1780 to 57,600 in 1790 and the number of ... More


White‐Hot Piety: The Early Methodist White‐Hot Piety: The Early Methodist Laypeople

D. Bruce Hindmarsh

in The Evangelical Conversion Narrative: Spiritual Autobiography in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199245758
eISBN:
9780191602436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199245754.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Typically, the early Methodist laity turned not to journals to give voice to their experience, but to oral testimony in band meetings or to familiar letters written to the very Methodist preachers ... More


 Hymnody and History: Early American Evangelical Hymns as Sacred Music

Stephen A. Marini

in Music in American Religious Experience

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195173048
eISBN:
9780199872091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173048.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter examines the ways in which early American hymns provided texts and discourse for American history by employing computer-assisted statistical analysis. Evangelical hymns formed as ... More


Selina, Countess of Huntingdon: Early Life and the Start of the Connexion

Alan Harding

in The Countess of Huntingdon's Connexion: A Sect in Action in Eighteenth-Century England

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780198263692
eISBN:
9780191601149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198263694.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The future Countess of Huntingdon was born into an aristocratic Leicestershire family in 1707; her marriage to the Earl of Huntingdon in 1728 was a love match that produced seven children. She ... More


John and Charles Wesley

Paul W. Chilcote

in Christian Theologies of the Sacraments: A Comparative Introduction

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780814724323
eISBN:
9780814770634
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724323.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter examines the theologies of the sacraments of the eighteenth-century brothers John and Charles Wesley, two of the most influential leaders of the eighteenth-century evangelical movement ... More


Hymn Singing, the Anti-Methodist Response, and the Revival

Brett C. McInelly

in Textual Warfare and the Making of Methodism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198708940
eISBN:
9780191779640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198708940.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Church History, History of Christianity

Chapter 4 examines the role the hymnal played in the revival, both in promoting individual faith and in responding to the anti-Methodists. The Methodist hymnal needs to be understood as the site of a ... More


Anglicanism and Methodism

David R. Wilson

in The Oxford History of Anglicanism, Volume II: Establishment and Empire, 1662 -1829

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780199644636
eISBN:
9780191838941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199644636.003.0024
Subject:
Religion, Church History, History of Christianity

This chapter examines the complex relationship between Anglicanism and Methodism. Revising the view that Methodism was an ever-separating movement, this chapter contends that the eighteenth-century ... More


Evangelicals and the Rise of Science

D. Bruce Hindmarsh

in The Spirit of Early Evangelicalism: True Religion in a Modern World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190616694
eISBN:
9780190616724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190616694.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The evangelical devotional attitude passed over into their view of the natural world as radiant with God’s presence. The God of nature and grace invited a response of “wonder, love, and praise”; this ... More


“As I Grew Moderate”: Whitefield Mends Rivalries

Thomas S. Kidd

in George Whitefield: America's Spiritual Founding Father

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300181623
eISBN:
9780300182125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300181623.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines how George Whitefield restored his relations with a number of Anglican Church ministers while continuing his evangelical work in England during the eighteenth century. It first ... More


Methodists

Richard P. Heitzenrater

in The Oxford History of Protestant Dissenting Traditions, Volume II: The Long Eighteenth Century c. 1689-c. 1828

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198702245
eISBN:
9780191838910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198702245.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Church History

While the Wesleys themselves might have been sceptical about the connections between Methodists and Dissenters, there were several ways in which their stories were interlinked. John Wesley’s parents ... More


Revival

Michael J. McClymond

in The Oxford History of Protestant Dissenting Traditions, Volume II: The Long Eighteenth Century c. 1689-c. 1828

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198702245
eISBN:
9780191838910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198702245.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Just as definitions of Dissent can be complicated, ‘revival’ was a multifaceted phenomenon in the eighteenth century. It crossed geographic and institutional boundaries and rounded histories of the ... More


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