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All articles & reviews tagged with john-wesley

Review

May 2018
Reviews > Book

Change and Decay: Primitive Methodism from late Victorian Times till World War I

This book charts the progressive departure of Primitive Methodism from biblical orthodoxy around the turn of the 20th Century. A previous volume chronicled the rise of the movement a century earlier. The original Primitive Methodist leaders sought a return to the spirit and methods of John Wesley; today they would have been labelled as fundamentalists.…

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Historical

September 2017
Articles > Historical

John Wesley and music

It comes as almost a shock to read in John Wesley’s Journal that this earnest minister was not above very occasionally attending a concert or, rather more often, looking over large estates of the kind you find in today’s National Trust. Clearly, Wesley not only regarded all the world as his parish, but saw…

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Historical

May 2015
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The forgotten John Wesley (4)

The fourth reason we should not forget John Wesley is because of his unique impact on our nation.

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Historical

April 2015
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The forgotten John Wesley (3)

The third reason we should remember John Wesley is for his remarkable example of zeal and boldness in the cause of the gospel.

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Historical

March 2015
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The forgotten John Wesley (2)

In October 1735 John Wesley was on board The Simmonds, bound for Savannah (see ET, February 2015). He was a fully fledged Anglican clergyman, and a missionary to Georgia, commissioned by the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel.

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Historical

February 2015
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The forgotten John Wesley (1)

What sort of a person was John Wesley? He was about 5 feet 3 inches tall, slim, with piercing blue eyes, a fresh complexion and (when younger) auburn hair. He was careful about personal neatness and cleanliness. According to contemporary John Hampson, he wore ‘narrow plaited stock, a coat with a small upright collar’,…

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News

December 2008
News

News – John Wesley at Penn

John Wesley at Penn   Over the weekend of 4-5 October, Penn Free Methodist Church, near High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire, celebrated its 200th anniversary. On the Saturday afternoon Alun McNabb from Staffordshire, addressed church members and others on the subject of 'John Wesley and the holy fire that changed a nation'. He explained how…

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