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Methodist Societies History, Nature and Design

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ISBN-10: 0687462142

ISBN-13: 9780687462148

Edition: N/A

Authors: John Wesley, Rupert E. Davies

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Two volumes of this edition of The Works of John Wesley present writings that describe and illumine the purpose and practice of the Methodist Societies, the particular ecclesiastical form in and through which Wesley's work and thought were embodied.The present volume deals with the history, nature, and design of the Societies. This collection of material, though somewhat miscellaneous in nature, helps to recreate for the modern reader some sense of the goals of Wesley's Societies, as well as the structure and practices through which those goals were to be attained.Some of the documents published here reflect the basic principles of the Methodist Societies. Others contain descriptions by…    
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Book details

List price: $59.99
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Publication date: 4/1/1989
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 624
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.046
Language: English

John Wesley, 1703 - 1791 English theologian John Wesley was born the 15th child, in the rectory at Epworth, Lincolnshire on June 17, 1703, to clergyman Samuel Wesley. He was also an evangelist and the founder of Methodism. He was educated at Charter House School and Christ Church, University of Oxford. He was ordained deacon in 1725 and admitted to the priesthood of the Church of England in 1728. In 1729, he went into residency at Oxford as a fellow of Lincoln College. While at Lincoln College, Wesley joined a group called the Holy Club, which included his brother Charles and George Whitefield, who later founded Calvinistic Methodism. It was a group of students that adhered strictly and…