John Wesley the Methodist : A Plain Account of His Life and Work

Portrait of John Wesley

A Biography of John Wesley

Chapter I: A Race of Preachers

The Wesley Ancestry - The First John Westley - Samuel Wesley, Poet and Preacher - Susanna

Annesley - Piety and Culture

 

Chapter II: The Epworth Household

Epworth in Lincolnshire - The Wonderful Mother - Pecuniary Difficulties - "A Brand Plucked from the

Burning"

 

Chapter III: The Gownboy of the Charterhouse

A Friendly Duke - The Charterhouse School - John's School Days - The Epworth Ghost - The Brothers

at Westminster

 

Chapter IV: The Crisis at Oxford

A Freshman at Christ Church - No Religious Friends - Letters from Home - Choosing a Profession -

The First Convert - Fellow of Lincoln - Curate at Wroote

 

Chapter V: The Holy Club

Charles Wesley Begins It - "Methodists" - John Wesley Its Father - "Men of One Book" - Works of

Mercy and Help - The Oxford Methodists - Whitefield - Death of the Epworth Rector - Reserved for a

Better Appointment

 

Chapter VI: To America and Back

The Missionary Spirit - Oglethorpe's Philanthropic Colony - John Wesley, Missioner to Georgia - The

High Churchman at Savannah - Moravian Influences - The First Methodist Hymnal - An Unhappy

Ending

 

Chapter VII: The New Birth

Whitefield's Revival Fire - Peter Bohler's Influence - Charles Wesley's Happy Day - John Wesley's

Heart "Strangely Warmed" - A Spiritual Revolution

 

Chapter VIII: Revival Preaching

"Jesus, the Sinner's Friend, Proclaim" - "By Grace Are Ye Saved" - A Happy New Year - Whitefield

Calls Wesley Out of Doors - Shouts in the Camp - The Old Room at Bristol - The Foundry for Gospel

Artillery - Wesley's Chapel in City Road - Wesley's House

 

Chapter IX: Society and Class

No Solitary Religion - The First Society - A Layman's Notion - An Unspeakably Useful Institution -

The General Rules - Quarterly Tickets - Mother and Son - "Jack May Excommunicate the Church" -

Braving the Bishops - " I Look upon All the World as My Parish" - Preaching from His Father's

Gravestone - Death of Susanna Wesley

 

Chapter X: Lay Helpers

Wesley's "Irregularities" - "Soul-saving Laymen" - Cennick, Humphreys, Maxfield - "He is as Surely

Called of God to Preach as You Are" - John Nelson, of Birstal - The Extraordinary Call of Women -

Mary Bosanquet and Others

 

Chapter XI: Two Sorts of Methodists

Whitefield's Calvinism - Arminians - "The Queen of the Methodists" - Trevecca College - Lady

Huntington's Connection - Time Heals the Wounds - Whitefield's Candle Burns to the Socket

 

Chapter XII: Wesley Faces Mobs

The Wednesbury Riots - Before the Magistrate - A Noble Champion - "Always Look a Mob in the

Face" - Stoned at the Market Cross - Causes of the Disturbance - Quarter Times

 

Chapter XIII: In Conference with the Preachers

An Ecclesiastical Statesman - The First Conference - Notable Conferences - One-man Power -

"Christian Democracy" - Early Discipline – Circuits

 

Chapter XIV: Doctrinal Wars

Antinomianism - The Minutes of 1770 - Fletcher's Checks - The Hills, Toplady, and Berridge - Wordy

Wars

 

Chapter XV: Ireland, Scotland, and Wales

Island Visits -"The Dairyman's Daughter" - Irish and Irish-American Methodism - Shamefully Treated -

The Palatines - Wesley in Scotland - A Dash into Wales

 

Chapter XVI: The Work Beyond the Sea

Methodism in 1769 - An American Offshoot - Shall Wesley Go? - Political Pamphlets - Wesley to Lord

North - A Calm Address - A Methodist Episcopal Church for America

 

Chapter XVII: Traveler, Preacher, and Philanthropist

Wesley's Travels - His Preaching Power - The Last University Sermon - A Pioneer of Benevolence -

Temperance - Sunday Schools - The Press - Hymns and Tunes

 

Chapter XVIII: Setting His House in Order

"Thou art the Man!" - Methodist Clergy - The Swiss Recruit - Fletcher's Proposals - The Deed of

Declaration - The Ordinations - The Rubicon Crossed

 

Chapter XIV: The Passing of John Wesley

An Active Octogenarian - Welcomed in Ireland - Triumphal Progresses - "I Do no Lack for Labor" -

Last Open-air Sermon - The Last Text - A Last Letter - "The Best of All is, God is with Us!"

 

Chapter XX: The True John Wesley

John Wesley's Appearance - His Habits - His Temperment - His Tact - His Love of Children - His

Unhappy Matrimonial Experience - His Wit and Humor - His Freedom from Selfish Ambition - Asbury's

Tribute

 

John Wesley the Methodist : A Plain Account of His Life and Work Contents

A biography of John Wesley.

Chapter I: A Race of Preachers

Chapter II: The Epworth Household

Chapter III: The Gownboy of the Charterhouse

Chapter IV: The Crisis at Oxford

Chapter V: The Holy Club

Chapter VI: To America and Back

Chapter VII: The New Birth

Chapter VIII: Revival Preaching

Chapter IX: Society and Class

Chapter X: Lay Helpers

Chapter XI: Two Sorts of Methodists

Chapter XII: Wesley Faces Mobs

Chapter XIII: In Conference with the Preachers

Chapter XIV: Doctrinal Wars

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John Wesley the Methodist : A Plain Account of His Life and Work Chapter 1

Chapter I: A Race of Preachers

The Wesley Ancestry - The First John Westley - Samuel Wesley, Poet and Preacher - Susanna

Annesley - Piety and Culture

 

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Type: 
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John Wesley the Methodist : A Plain Account of His Life and Work Chapter 2

Chapter II: The Epworth Household

Epworth in Lincolnshire - The Wonderful Mother - Pecuniary Difficulties - "A Brand Plucked from the

Burning"

 

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Type: 
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John Wesley the Methodist : A Plain Account of His Life and Work Chapter 3

Chapter III: The Gownboy of the Charterhouse

A Friendly Duke - The Charterhouse School - John's School Days - The Epworth Ghost - The Brothers

at Westminster

 

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Type: 
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John Wesley the Methodist : A Plain Account of His Life and Work Chapter 4

A biography of John Wesley

Chapter IV: The Crisis at Oxford

A Freshman at Christ Church - No Religious Friends - Letters from Home - Choosing a Profession -

The First Convert - Fellow of Lincoln - Curate at Wroote

 

English
Type: 
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John Wesley the Methodist : A Plain Account of His Life and Work Chapter 5

A biography of John Wesley

Chapter V: The Holy Club

Charles Wesley Begins It - "Methodists" - John Wesley Its Father - "Men of One Book" - Works of

Mercy and Help - The Oxford Methodists - Whitefield - Death of the Epworth Rector - Reserved for a

Better Appointment

 

English
Type: 
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John Wesley the Methodist : A Plain Account of His Life and Work Chapter 6

A biography of John Wesley

Chapter VI: To America and Back

The Missionary Spirit - Oglethorpe's Philanthropic Colony - John Wesley, Missioner to Georgia - The

High Churchman at Savannah - Moravian Influences - The First Methodist Hymnal - An Unhappy

Ending

 

English
Type: 
Book chapter

John Wesley the Methodist : A Plain Account of His Life and Work Chapter 7

A biography of John Wesley

Chapter VII: The New Birth

Whitefield's Revival Fire - Peter Bohler's Influence - Charles Wesley's Happy Day - John Wesley's

Heart "Strangely Warmed" - A Spiritual Revolution

 

English
Type: 
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John Wesley the Methodist : A Plain Account of His Life and Work Chapter 8

A biography of John Wesley

Chapter VIII: Revival Preaching

"Jesus, the Sinner's Friend, Proclaim" - "By Grace Are Ye Saved" - A Happy New Year - Whitefield

Calls Wesley Out of Doors - Shouts in the Camp - The Old Room at Bristol - The Foundry for Gospel

Artillery - Wesley's Chapel in City Road - Wesley's House

 

English
Type: 
Book chapter

John Wesley the Methodist : A Plain Account of His Life and Work Chapter 9

A biography of John Wesley

Chapter IX: Society and Class

No Solitary Religion - The First Society - A Layman's Notion - An Unspeakably Useful Institution -

The General Rules - Quarterly Tickets - Mother and Son - "Jack May Excommunicate the Church" -

Braving the Bishops - " I Look upon All the World as My Parish" - Preaching from His Father's

Gravestone - Death of Susanna Wesley

 

English
Type: 
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John Wesley the Methodist : A Plain Account of His Life and Work Chapter 10

A biography of John Wesley

Chapter X: Lay Helpers

Wesley's "Irregularities" - "Soul-saving Laymen" - Cennick, Humphreys, Maxfield - "He is as Surely

Called of God to Preach as You Are" - John Nelson, of Birstal - The Extraordinary Call of Women -

Mary Bosanquet and Others

 

 

English
Type: 
Book chapter

John Wesley the Methodist : A Plain Account of His Life and Work Chapter 11

A biography of John Wesley

Chapter XI: Two Sorts of Methodists

Whitefield's Calvinism - Arminians - "The Queen of the Methodists" - Trevecca College - Lady

Huntington's Connection - Time Heals the Wounds - Whitefield's Candle Burns to the Socket

 

 

English
Type: 
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John Wesley the Methodist : A Plain Account of His Life and Work Chapter 12

A biography of John Wesley

Chapter XII: Wesley Faces Mobs

The Wednesbury Riots - Before the Magistrate - A Noble Champion - "Always Look a Mob in the

Face" - Stoned at the Market Cross - Causes of the Disturbance - Quarter Times

 

English
Type: 
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John Wesley the Methodist : A Plain Account of His Life and Work Chapter 13

A biography of John Wesley

Chapter XIII: In Conference with the Preachers

An Ecclesiastical Statesman - The First Conference - Notable Conferences - One-man Power -

"Christian Democracy" - Early Discipline – Circuits

 

English
Type: 
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John Wesley the Methodist : A Plain Account of His Life and Work Chapter 14

A biography of John Wesley

Chapter XIV: Doctrinal Wars

Antinomianism - The Minutes of 1770 - Fletcher's Checks - The Hills, Toplady, and Berridge - Wordy

Wars

 

English
Type: 
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John Wesley the Methodist : A Plain Account of His Life and Work Chapter 15

A biography of John Wesley

Chapter XV: Ireland, Scotland, and Wales

Island Visits -"The Dairyman's Daughter" - Irish and Irish-American Methodism - Shamefully Treated -

The Palatines - Wesley in Scotland - A Dash into Wales

 

English
Type: 
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John Wesley the Methodist : A Plain Account of His Life and Work Chapter 16

A biography of John Wesley

Chapter XVI: The Work Beyond the Sea

Methodism in 1769 - An American Offshoot - Shall Wesley Go? - Political Pamphlets - Wesley to Lord

North - A Calm Address - A Methodist Episcopal Church for America

 

English
Type: 
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John Wesley the Methodist : A Plain Account of His Life and Work Chapter 17

A biography of John Wesley

Chapter XVII: Traveler, Preacher, and Philanthropist

Wesley's Travels - His Preaching Power - The Last University Sermon - A Pioneer of Benevolence -

Temperance - Sunday Schools - The Press - Hymns and Tunes

 

English
Type: 
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John Wesley the Methodist : A Plain Account of His Life and Work Chapter 18

A biography of John Wesley

Chapter XVIII: Setting His House in Order

"Thou art the Man!" - Methodist Clergy - The Swiss Recruit - Fletcher's Proposals - The Deed of

Declaration - The Ordinations - The Rubicon Crossed

 

English
Type: 
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John Wesley the Methodist : A Plain Account of His Life and Work Chapter 19

A biography of John Wesley

Chapter XIV: The Passing of John Wesley

An Active Octogenarian - Welcomed in Ireland - Triumphal Progresses - "I Do no Lack for Labor" -

Last Open-air Sermon - The Last Text - A Last Letter - "The Best of All is, God is with Us!"

 

English
Type: 
Book chapter

John Wesley the Methodist : A Plain Account of His Life and Work Chapter 20

A biography of John Wesley

Chapter XX: The True John Wesley

John Wesley's Appearance - His Habits - His Temperment - His Tact - His Love of Children - His

Unhappy Matrimonial Experience - His Wit and Humor - His Freedom from Selfish Ambition - Asbury's

Tribute

 

English
Type: 
Book chapter

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