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John Wesley in America: Restoring Primitive Christianity

Geordan Hammond

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198701606
eISBN:
9780191771408
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198701606.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History, History of Christianity

Why did John Wesley leave the halls of academia at Oxford to become a Church of England missionary in the newly established colony of Georgia? Was his ministry in America a success or a failure? ... More


John Wesley’s Conception and Practice of Primitive Christianity

Geordan Hammond

in John Wesley in America: Restoring Primitive Christianity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198701606
eISBN:
9780191771408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198701606.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Church History, History of Christianity

The sources of Wesley’s understanding of primitive Christianity were rooted in the revival of patristic scholarship in the Church of England in the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. ... More


Versions of Primitive Christianity: Wesley’s Relations with the Moravians and Lutheran Pietists

Geordan Hammond

in John Wesley in America: Restoring Primitive Christianity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198701606
eISBN:
9780191771408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198701606.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Church History, History of Christianity

In chapter 3, Wesley’s relations with the leaders of the Moravians and Lutheran Salzburgers are analysed through the lens of his devotion to his High Church Anglican view of primitive Christianity, ... More


Primitive Christianity on the Simmonds

Geordan Hammond

in John Wesley in America: Restoring Primitive Christianity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198701606
eISBN:
9780191771408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198701606.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Church History, History of Christianity

Chapter 2 examines the theme of primitive Christianity on the voyage to Georgia. On the Simmonds, Wesley and his fellow missionaries resumed the ascetical and devotional practices characteristic of ... More


Creating Primitive Christianity Anew: Wesley’s Ministry in Georgia

Geordan Hammond

in John Wesley in America: Restoring Primitive Christianity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198701606
eISBN:
9780191771408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198701606.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Church History, History of Christianity

The centrality of Wesley’s vision for restoring primitive Christianity is most clearly seen in the manner he conducted his ministry in Georgia. The application of his view of primitive Christianity ... More


Conclusion

Geordan Hammond

in John Wesley in America: Restoring Primitive Christianity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198701606
eISBN:
9780191771408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198701606.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Church History, History of Christianity

Despite the sudden end to the Georgia mission, a close analysis of Wesley’s ministry calls for a carefully nuanced view on the vexed question of his success or failure there. An evaluation of his ... More


Albrecht Ritschl on Theology as Science

Johannes Zachhuber

in Theology as Science in Nineteenth-Century Germany: From F.C. Baur to Ernst Troeltsch

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199641918
eISBN:
9780191752490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641918.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter, the first in the book’s second part, analyses Albrecht Ritschl’s understanding of theology as Wissenschaft. Ritschl’s complex relationship with his sometime teacher, F. C. Baur is then ... More


Introduction

Geordan Hammond

in John Wesley in America: Restoring Primitive Christianity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198701606
eISBN:
9780191771408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198701606.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History, History of Christianity

Traditionally, Wesley’s biographers have not seen his ministry in Georgia as crucially important except insofar as it was perceived to have contributed to a crisis in his Christian faith. This has ... More


Opposition to Wesley’s Primitive Christianity in Georgia

Geordan Hammond

in John Wesley in America: Restoring Primitive Christianity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198701606
eISBN:
9780191771408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198701606.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Church History, History of Christianity

The final chapter of the book is an exploration and analysis of the opposition to Wesley’s ministry. He was variously accused by some colonists, who rejected his conception and practice of primitive ... More


The Platonic Captivity of Primitive Christianity and the Enlightening of Augustine

Paul C.H. Lim

in God in the Enlightenment

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190267070
eISBN:
9780190267100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190267070.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter focuses on the Christological writings of Jacques Souverain and Stephen Nye during the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. It argues that these heterodox authors did not ... More


The Mediterranean in the Spanish Imaginary During the Age of Exploration

Andrew W. Devereux

in The Other Side of Empire: Just War in the Mediterranean and the Rise of Early Modern Spain

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501740121
eISBN:
9781501740145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501740121.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter explores the ways that late medieval Spaniards thought about the Mediterranean and the lands surrounding its shores. The chapter mentions the geographers' belief that the three ... More


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