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Lives and Letters

Isabel Rivers

in Vanity Fair and the Celestial City: Dissenting, Methodist, and Evangelical Literary Culture in England 1720-1800

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198269960
eISBN:
9780191851209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198269960.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature, History of Christianity

Religious lives and letters in a variety of formats were edited and disseminated for the purposes of example, encouragement, instruction, and pleasure. This chapter analyses a wide range of examples, ... More


Defending the Doctrine of Christian Perfection

John William Fletcher

in Early Evangelicalism: A Reader

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199916955
eISBN:
9780190258368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199916955.003.0040
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter presents excerpts from John William Fletcher's First Check to Antinomianism: Or, A Vindication of the Rev. Mr. Wesley's Last Minutes…in Five Letters (1771). When Methodism, which began ... More


Advice to Women on Chastity, Poverty, and Obedience

Mary Fletcher

in Early Evangelicalism: A Reader

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199916955
eISBN:
9780190258368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199916955.003.0039
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter presents excerpts from Mary Fletcher's Jesus, Altogether Lovely: Or a Letter to Some of the Single Women in the Methodist Society (1766). Fletcher was one of the most influential ... More


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