The Life of Wesley: And the Rise and Progress of Methodism, Volumes 1-2

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B. Gilley, no. 92 Broadway, J. Seymour, print., 1820 - Methodism
 

Contents

Is in the battle of Fontenoy
95
Creek Indians in England
97
Charles becomes obnoxious to the people at Frederica
107
Hence the necessity of a new birth
125
Embarks for England
127
Justification
149
Wesley commences fieldpreaching after Whitefields exam
169
Debate whether they shall join the Lutheran Church decid
175
Wesley proceeds to Herrnhut
182
126
187
Wesley hears Christian David preach
189
Charles Wesleys second interview
200
Lovefeasts in Fetterlane
206
Wesley at Bristol
217
Correspondence with his brother Samuel
223
Conversion of Thomas Maxfield
231
Whitefield in Moorfields
237
His vindication of himself
239
Corruption of the Romish Church 270
242
Whitefield produces the same paroxysms as Wesley
247
Ceremonies at an evening meeting
253
Sanctification
258
Cases of supposed possession
259
View of the history of Christianity in England
265
Mr Shirleys Circular Letter concerning the Minutes
269
Reformation
271
The sequestered Clergy
278
Growth of Infidelity
284
Effects of enthusiasm 352
289
Difference with the Moravians
290
He prepares for a separation and provides a place of meet
296
Wesley proclaims the breach to the world Page
303
Wesley confers with him and Spangenberg
306
Writes from America to express his difference of opinion
309
Exhorts him to be humble
315
The American Methodists ordain for themselves
317
Wesley charges him with this
321
Breach between them
327
Itinerancy
334
Fieldpreaching
335
Wesley visits him at Birstall
348
Charles Wesley taken up for a Jacobite
360
Thomas Kempis
379
Coincidence of opinion between Wesley and South
386
Ravings of the persecuted Hugonots
392
Hobbess parallel between the Romish Clergy and the Fai
393
Ignorance of the country clergy
399
First laypreachers
405
Conduct of his brotherinlaw Hall
14
Wesley relates miracles
20
Outrages at Wednesbury
24
Riots 354
28
Wesley attacked by the mob in Cornwall
34
Wesleys laycoadjutors
55
Their ready obedience instanced in the case of John Jane 62
62
Death of Samuel Wesley the father 88
88
JOHN HAIME
90
He dies in the fulness of hope
99
GEORGE STORY
107
CHAP XIX
113
Salvation by faith
129
He lands at Deal and describes his own imperfect state
133
Chain of beings
136
Whitefield officiates in London with success Page 142
142
Discipline of the Methodists
144
Wesley arrives in London as soon as Whitefield leaves it 149
149
150
150
Wesley writes to Mr Law reproaching him for not having
155
159
159
Mrs Hutton complains to Samuel 162
162
Methodism in Wales 164
164
Expulsion of the Protestants 168
168
Finds access to people of rank 170
170
Scene at Cambuslang 176
176
His opinion of John Knox 183
183
Berkeleys hints for converting the people 190
190
Whitefield nearly murdered at Dublin 198
198
Wesley in middle age 215
215
4
217
Their separation 221
221
James Wheatley 227
227
Wesley suspects their real character 242
242
Maxfield separates from Wesley 250
250
He preaches in Moorfields during the Whitsunholydays 256
256
She becomes the patroness of the Calvinistic Methodists 262
262
Mr Fletcher 267
268
Controversy 271
271
Abuse of Wesley 278
278
CHAPTER XXVI
286
Tendency to schism 293
293
Is easily duped 299
299
Reunion ineffectually proposed 301
301
Their progress interrupted by the war 305
305
Wesleys Observations on Liberty in reply to Dr Price 312
312
Conference at Baltimore 323
322
Forestpreaching 329
329
Rule respecting spiritous liquors 335
335
History of an Irish family 341
341
Rash conduct of Dr Coke 348
348
Numbers at the time of Wesleys death 356
356
Amusements 366
366
Whitefield lays the first stone of a school for the colliers
371
Alarming sermons 373
373
Riches 379
379
Prisons 386
387
Laypreachers jealous of Charles 393
393
He outlives all his first disciples 399
399
The Pretender
413
Conference with Mr Shirley
426
Young Grimshaw
432

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