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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


John Wesley’s Life of Brainerd

John A. Grigg

in The Lives of David Brainerd: The Making of an American Evangelical Icon

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195372373
eISBN:
9780199870868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372373.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

John Wesley also saw Brainerd's life as an example that could be set before Christians. Wesley, too, had specific problems that he wanted to address through publishing Brainerd's life. In particular, ... More


The Early Methodist Journalists: George The Early Methodist Journalists: George Whitefield and John Wesley

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:
10.1093/0199245754.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The wide range of autobiographical records of the early Methodist leaders, published and unpublished, constitutes one of the most significant literary traces of the Evangelical Revival. In the course ... More


‘A Nail Fixed in a Sure Place’: The Lives of the ‘A Nail Fixed in a Sure Place’: The Lives of the Early Methodist Preachers

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:
10.1093/0199245754.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The spiritual autobiographies of the early Methodist lay preachers, penned in the last decades of the eighteenth century, were memoirs of a substantial portion of their lives, interpreted in terms of ... 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


One Revolution

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/9780195387803.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

As the Revolutionary War approached, John Wesley published pamphlets, beginning with A Calm Address to Our American Colonies, against the American cause. The other British preachers mostly sided with ... More


John Wesley (1703–91)

Alan C. Clifford

in Atonement and Justification: English Evangelical Theology 1640–1790: An Evaluation

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198261957
eISBN:
9780191682254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198261957.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology, History of Christianity

This chapter discusses the significance, the life, and the contributions of John Wesley. No other Christian denomination honours the name of its founder more than the Methodist Church honours John ... More


The Controversialist

Jonathan Yeager

in Enlightened Evangelicalism: The Life and Thought of John Erskine

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199772551
eISBN:
9780199895144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199772551.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter explains the limits of Erskine's religious charity as an eighteenth-century evangelical. The first part of the chapter looks at his involvement with John Wesley's ministry in Scotland, ... More


Experimental Religion

Philip N. Mulder

in A Controversial Spirit: Evangelical Awakenings in the South

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195131635
eISBN:
9780199834525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195131630.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Francis Asbury imposed a rigorous discipline and strict episcopacy on early American Methodists, and he envisioned a universal faith that would overwhelm the sectarian spirit that he saw prevalent in ... 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


The Fetter Lane Society: 1738–1740

Colin Podmore

in The Moravian Church in England, 1728–1760

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207252
eISBN:
9780191677588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207252.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Religion

It was in 1738 that the Moravians became involved in English religious life for the first time, and their impact was dramatic. The ensuing two years saw them play a crucial part in the birth and ... More


The Lord's Supper

Karen B. Westerfield Tucker

in American Methodist Worship

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195126983
eISBN:
9780199834754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019512698X.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Methodism arguably became a separate denomination in response to the desire for the “constant communion” advocated by John Wesley. Yet, the frequency of reception varied over the years because of ... More


The Promise of Discipline

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/9780195387803.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Asbury arrived in Philadelphia in October 1771. He soon concluded that Joseph Pilmore and Richard Boardman, preachers sent by John Wesley in 1769, had limited themselves too much to New York City and ... 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


The Lives of David Brainerd: The Making of an American Evangelical Icon

John A Grigg

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195372373
eISBN:
9780199870868
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372373.001.1
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

David Brainerd is one of the more recognizable names in the history of colonial America both to those inside the academy and to the general public. Much of his reputation is based on the picture ... More


British Plans for Success

John A. Ragosta

in Wellspring of Liberty: How Virginia's Religious Dissenters Helped Win the American Revolution and Secured Religious Liberty

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195388060
eISBN:
9780199866779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388060.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

While Virginia's establishment was forced to negotiate with its religious dissenters to encourage mobilization, and while Britain had historically been associated with protecting dissenter interests ... More


The Verdict of Scripture

Alan C. Clifford

in Atonement and Justification: English Evangelical Theology 1640–1790: An Evaluation

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198261957
eISBN:
9780191682254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198261957.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Theology, History of Christianity

This chapter examines scriptural evidence with a view to reaching an authoritative verdict regarding atonement. By comparing the textual comments of John Owen, John Wesley, and Richard Baxter, it ... More


The Americanization of Methodism: The Age of Asbury

Mark A. Noll

in America's God: From Jonathan Edwards to Abraham Lincoln

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195151114
eISBN:
9780199834532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151119.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Methodism became a great force in American life as a spiritual movement directed toward the salvation of souls. In its early American history, Methodism was mostly apolitical. Like their counterparts ... More


American Methodist Worship

Karen B. Westerfield Tucker

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195126983
eISBN:
9780199834754
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019512698X.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book offers a comprehensive examination and analysis of American Methodist worship, tracing its evolution from John Wesley to the end of the twentieth century. Attention is paid to the ... More


“Such a time…was never seen before”

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/9780195387803.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Despite the revolutionary implications of the Christmas conference, much remained the same. The church’s theology and culture remained the same and Asbury was recognized as the church’s most ... More


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