John Wesley: A Biography

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Lion Books, 2003 - Methodist Church - 208 pages
This biography tells the story of John Wesley's colourful and dramatic life, beginning with his childhood and his family background, looking especially at the influence of his powerful and austere mother, Susannah. The author then goes on to examine Wesley's school and university careers (including the Holy Club), his mission to Georgia and finally his "conversion" and mission to England - including the organisation of methodist societies. Key issues in Wesley's life, such as his renunciation of wealth and the role of women, are given prominent treatment as is an assessment of Wesley's long-term impact both in this country and abroad.
 

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User Review  - BrynDahlquis - LibraryThing

Well, John Wesley was an interesting fellow. He had some very strange ideas, but on the other hand, he did a lot of cool stuff as well. Unfortunately, I'm not a huge fan of the way this book was ... Read full review

User Review  - Bane - Christianbook.com

I actually read this biography as a book report, and found it to be very fascinating. My favorite part about this book is that it doesn't sugarcoat Wesley's life. They really tell it how it was and ... Read full review

Contents

A TROUBLED PREHISTORY
6
THE RECTORS WIFE 17os13
12
THE WORLD CHARTERHOUSE SCHOOL AND OLD JEFFERY 171420
17
THE SPIRIT AND THE FLESH OXFORD 172029
21
THE PURsult of Holin Ess 172930
30
THE HOTTER PURs UIT OF HOLINESS 173135
35
THE WILDERNESS GEORGIA 173537
37
LIBERATION 1738
56
BROTHERS AT WAR 1749 1
130
MARRIAGE 175051 1 35
135
THE VALLEY OF THE SHADOW 175255
142
DISSENT 175558
148
PERFECTION 175963
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THE HORRIBLE DECREE 176471
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GOING TO AMERICA 177180
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PARTINGS 178091
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THE GOSPEL IN THE FIELDS 173839
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THE OFFENCE OF THE GOSPEL 1739
75
STILLNESS AND SCHISM 173941
84
GOING NORTH 174243 1
101
THE MOB AT WAR 174348 1 1 O CHAPTER 15 LOVE 174849
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