Charles Wesley : A Reader: A Reader

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Oxford University Press, USA, Sep 21, 1989 - Literary Collections - 528 pages
Charles Wesley, perhaps best known for his hymns, "Hark! the Herald Angels Sing" and "Jesus Lover of My Soul," was the younger brother of John Wesley and the co-founder and poet-laureate of Methodism. Although he was an important figure in the history of Protestantism, Wesley's personal life was shrouded by a cloak of silence and much of his work went unpublished. In this illuminating reader, John Tyson has collected hymns, sermons, letters, and journal material--many rare and hitherto unknown--to chronicle the life and works of Wesley in his own words. Tyson provides an extensive biographical-theological introduction, and supplements Wesley's collected works with interpretative and introductory notes, creating a definitive account of Wesley's character and contribution to the Methodist heritage.
 

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Charles Wesley (1707-1788) was the younger brother of John Wesley, the founder of Methodism. He had a distinguished career as a notable hymnist, poet, and preacher, and this excellent collection of ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
3
1 Georgia and the Making of a Minister
58
2 Charless Personal Pentecost
92
3 The First Fruits of the Methodist Revival
112
4 A Man in the Middle
129
5 He Offers Christ to All
159
6 Out of the Den of the Lion
236
7 The Stillness Controversy
260
11 The Old Ship
398
12 Expositor of Scripture
443
13 The Final Days
478
A
487
B
491
Selected Bibliography
493
General Index
497
Index of Selections
511

8 The Predestination Controversy
287
9 Domestic Life
311
10 Christian Perfection and Its Pretenders
360

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