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  John Wesley - LoveToKnow 1911
JOHN WESLEY (1703-1791), English divine, was born at Epworth Rectory on the 17th of June (O.S.) 1703.
Wesley s spirit at this time is seen from his sermon on "The Circumcision of the Heart," preached before the university on the 1st of January 1733.
John was sent out by the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel, and hoped to labour as a missionary among the Indians, but though he had many interesting conversations with them the mission was found to be impracticable.
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 Biography of John Wesley | Christian Classics Ethereal Library
Wesley (1703-1791), preacher, theologian and founder of the Methodist Church
The Wesley family was made famous by the two brothers, John and Charles, who worked together in the rise of Methodism in the British Isles during the 18th century.
John Wesley was born June 28, 1703, died Mar. 2, 1791, and was the principal founder of the Methodist movement.
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 New Georgia Encyclopedia: John Wesley (1703-1791)
Wesley was a Methodist itinerant preacher, organizer of the Methodist Conference, and founder of the Methodist Church.
Wesley was born on June 17, 1703, in Epworth Rectory, Lincolnshire, England, to Susanna and Samuel Wesley.
Wesley became a missionary of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts and, along with Charles, sailed for Georgia in 1735.
www.georgiaencyclopedia.org /nge/Article.jsp?id=h-1623   (692 words)

  
 John Wesley - Theopedia
John Wesley (1703-1791) was an 18th-century Anglican clergyman and Christian theologian who was an early leader in the Methodist movement.
John was to be missionary to the native Americans and pastor of the Savannah parish, but his naļ¶„ pursuit of a romance with Sophia Hopkey, niece of the chief magistrate of Savannah, contributed to the failure of this endeavor.
Wesley developed a strong aversion to the Calvinist doctrines of election and predestination and therefore adopted Arminian doctrine -- refining it with a strong evangelical emphasis on the Reformed doctrine of justification by faith.
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 Boston Collaborative Encyclopedia of Western Theology: John Wesley
John Wesley was born in the rectory of Epworth, Lincolnshire to Samuel and Susannah Annesley Wesley on June 17, 1703.
Wesley contended that the doctrine of predestination is a dangerous doctrine that jeopardizes the integrity and credibility of the Christian faith.
Wesley's approach to theology grounded in the gospel maintained by tradition is intended to "transform life in its social, intellectual, cultural, political, ecclesial and economic conditions" (Langford: Maddox 1998, 35-7).
people.bu.edu /wwildman/WeirdWildWeb/courses/mwt/dictionary/mwt_themes_430_wesley.htm   (6980 words)

  
 John Wesley - MSN Encarta
Wesley was born in the rectory at Epworth, Lincolnshire, on June 17, 1703, the 15th child of the British clergyman Samuel Wesley.
Wesley parted with the Moravians in 1740 because of doctrinal disagreements, and he rejected the Calvinist doctrine of predestination, thus breaking with Whitefield.
Wesley was deeply concerned with the intellectual, economic, and physical well-being of the masses.
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 John Wesley: biography and bibliography
John Wesley, the celebrated preacher and founder of the Methodist Church, was a life-long opponent of slavery.
Wesley shows "that all slavery is as irreconcileable to Justice as to Mercy" before concluding, first with a direct address to the slave-trader and slave-owner, and finally with a prayer.
Wesley maintained an interest in the abolition movement until the end: on his death-bed, he was reading the Interesting Narrative of Olaudah Equiano, a text which Wesley discussed in his last letter - to William Wilberforce - written six days before he died, on 2 March 1791.
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 Wesley, John. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Wesley was ordained a deacon in the Church of England in 1725, elected a fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford, in 1726, and ordained a priest in 1728.
In 1784, Wesley executed the deed of declaration by which the Methodist societies became legally constituted; it was in essence the charter of the Wesleyan Methodists.
Wesley ordained Dr. Thomas Coke to this office; Francis Asbury was to serve as associate superintendent.
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 Global Ministries - The Wesleys and Their Times
John Wesley was born on the seventeenth of June, 1703, in Epworth rectory, England, the fifteenth of nineteen children of Samuel and Susanna Wesley.
By John Wesley: By Methodists I mean, a people who profess to pursue (in whatsoever measure they have attained) holiness of heart and life, inward and outward conformity in all things to the revealed will of God.
John Wesley differentiated between essential beliefs and nonessential beliefs which he called "opinions." He believed that Christians should be unified in love but need not have identical beliefs or practice identical rituals.
new.gbgm-umc.org /umhistory/wesley   (796 words)

  
 John Wesley and Savannah
John Wesley was approached by Oglethorpe to be a minister for the new parish of Savannah.
John Wesley was a man of High Church notions and strict methods of living that had little practical value to the native Indians and the collection of colonists struggling to provide a new way of life for themselves.
John Wesley was a driven man in his beliefs and through his convictions was able to have a lasting effect on the colony of Savannah that has spread throughout the world.
www.sip.armstrong.edu /Methodism/wesley.html   (2790 words)

  
 John Wesley
John Wesley was the primary figure in the eighteenth century Evangelical Revival and founder of Methodism.
Wesley was born in Epworth, England, to Samuel and Susanna Wesley, one of nineteen children.
Wesley was educated at Charterhouse, a school for boys in London, and then Christ Church, Oxford, where he received the B.A. degree in 1724 and the M.A. degree in 1727.
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 Worldscope - Voice from the Past   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Wesley's father was a rector for the Church of England and his mother was a woman no common to the times.
Wesley began to disciple many of them, encouraging them that "every hour of the day had it's proper use, whether for study, devotions, exercise, or charity." He was teaching then that method and order should be a way of life.
Wesley ordained Coke and gave him a certificate as general superintendent of the Methodists in America, effectively beginning the Methodist denomination in America and formally splitting from the Church of England.
www.churchlink.com.au /churchlink/worldscope/voice/wesley.html   (1476 words)

  
 Indiana Wesleyan University
John Wesley and his 18 siblings were raised in an Anglican home by pious parents, Susanna and Samuel Wesley.
Wesley became the pastor of a parish in Savannah, Georgia, and a missionary to the native Americans.
Wesley viewed Methodism to be only a society of Christians within the Anglican Church, and not a split from the Church of England.
www.indwes.edu /about/JohnWesley/biography.htm   (529 words)

  
 Glimpses bulletin #163: John Wesley
John Wesley was asked to serve there as a minister to the English settlers and a missionary to the friendly native tribes in the area.
John Wesley was clearly a very religious man. He had not only trained for the ministry, but he formed a club devoted to finding new levels of righteousness.
John Wesley; A Biography is a 1954 classic that follows Wesley from his rescue out of a burning house as a child, through his Oxford days, disastrous mission to America, Aldersgate conversion and the founding of Methodism.
chi.gospelcom.net /GLIMPSEF/Glimpses/glmps163.shtml   (1817 words)

  
 John Wesley Foster
John Wesley Foster was born in Winston County, Mississippi, son of Asa Foster and Sarah Hyde Foster.
John Foster and three of his brothers, seeing that relatives were so numerous in the area of Mississippi they lived, decided moving away was a better plan for their children.
John's daughter lived in a house of her own on the same property his home was on and, as time went on, that house too was torn down.
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 John Wesley Powell - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
John Wesley Powell (March 24, 1834 - September 23, 1902) was a U.S. soldier, geologist, and explorer of the American West.
He is famous for the 1869 Powell Geographic Expedition, a three-month river trip down the Green and Colorado rivers that included the first passage through the Grand Canyon.
Beyond the Hundredth Meridian: John Wesley Powell and the Second Opening of the West.
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 John Wesley
John Wesley was ordained in the Church of England in 1728.
Wesley now sought to reach with the gospel message those who were un-reached by the Church of England and to make disciples of those who responded.
Wesley intended Methodism to renew and reform the Church of England, but soon after his death the Methodists formally separated from their parent church.
demo.lutherproductions.com /historytutor/basic/modern/people/wesleys.htm   (213 words)

  
 John Wesley Biography | Encyclopedia of World Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: )
John Wesley's great achievement was to recognize the necessity of bringing religion to this wide and neglected audience.
Wesley was born in Epworth, Lincolnshire, on June 17, 1703.
John's mother, a woman of great spiritual intensity, molded her children through a code of strict and uncompromising Christian morality, instilling in John a firm conception of religious piety, concern, and duty.
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Methodism
A religious movement which was originated in 1739 by John Wesley in the Anglican Church, and subsequently gave rise to numerous separate denominations.
John and Charles Wesley were born at Epworth, Lincolnshire, the former on 17 June, 1703, and the latter on 18 December, 1707 (O.S.).
Wesley's plans and instructions were laid before this assembly, and his articles of faith and his liturgy adopted.
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 John Wesley   (Site not responding. Last check: )
John Wesley was a man mighty in faith and prayer.
John Wesley, as well as the other early Methodist preachers, was both a bold advocate and a living example of sanctification.
Wesley preached with unceasing zeal that complete holiness was the primary fruit of a vibrant faith in Christ.
www.christianword.org /revival/wesley.html   (648 words)

  
 WAKEFIELD: John Wesley and Ephraim Syrus
John Wesley as a theologian came to be in the Augustinian tradition, though he could be scathing about the Latin Fathers.
John Wesley first read Ephraim in Oxford as a Fellow of Lincoln College in 1732 and continued in Georgia in 1736 and, as we have seen, thereafter.
Wesley did not publish Ephraim in The Christian Library, his fifty volumes of wide-ranging extracts from the Fathers to the Puritans via some counter-reformation worthies, which was a disastrous publishing venture in his lifetime, but became popular when reduced to thirty volumes in the next century.
syrcom.cua.edu /Hugoye/Vol1No2/HV1N2Wakefield.html   (4323 words)

  
 BBC - Humber - John Wesley
John Wesley was born on the 17th of June 1703 (The 28th of June in the modern calendar).
John Wesley was baptised at his father’s Church, St Andrew’s in Epworth, and worshipped here as a child.
It is suspected that this fire was an act of arson perpetrated by opponents of Samuel Wesley.
www.bbc.co.uk /humber/famous_folk/wesley/biography.shtml   (526 words)

  
 John Wesley - The Methodist Revival
John was admitted as a charity scholar on the Sutton Foundation, along with forty-three other boys who were unable to pay their way.
John was a diligent student at this time, for Samuel Jr., writes to his father saying, "Jack is a brave boy, learning Hebrew as fast as he can." Charterhouse, however, was but the springboard into the broader world of education and training for John.
John was nicknamed "curator of the Holy Club," or sometimes "the father of the Holy Club."...
www.unityinchrist.com /history/wesley.htm   (2824 words)

  
 John Wesley
Wesley's spirit at this time is seen from his sermon on "The Circumcision of the Heart", preached before the university on the 1st of January 1733.
John was sent out by the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel, and hoped to labor as a missionary among the Indians, but though he had many interesting conversations with them the mission was found to be impracticable.
Wesley put down many severe things against himself on the return voyage, and he saw afterwards that even then he had the faith of a servant though not that of a son.
www.nndb.com /people/486/000096198   (3726 words)

  
 John Wesley - Biography and Bible Commentary - SwordSearcher Bible Software
John Wesley, the father of the doctrinal and practical system of Methodism, was born at Epworth (23 m.
Wesley had helped them organize in May, 1738, the Fetter Lane Society; and the converts of the preaching of himself, his brother, and Whitefield, had become members of their bands.
From 1739 onward Wesley and the Methodists were persecuted by clergymen and magistrates; attacked in sermon, tract, and book, mobbed by the populace, often in controversy, always at work among the neglected and needy, and ever increasing.
www.swordsearcher.com /christian-authors/john-wesley.html   (2606 words)

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