On the Trail of John Wesley

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Dundurn, 2003 - 214 páginas
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John Wesley (1703-91) founded the Methodist movement, initially an offshoot of the Church of England, which grew into a major church in its own right. In doing so Wesley brought about the greatest religious revival of the 18th century. The name Methodism derives from the methodical approach Wesley adopted from the Bible for developing personal devotion. His decision to employ lay preachers and preach outdoor sermons on the Word of God to a mainly working-class population angered the Church of England. It led to a split and in 1795, after John Wesley's death, the Methodist Church was established. Wesley travelled over 250,000 miles across Britain, mainly on horseback, preaching over 40,000 sermons during his lifetime, often facing fierce opposition and persecution. He also spent two years in Georgia, USA, and was author and publisher of much religious material. His work and preaching was known to every branch of society. Today, the Methodist Church has spread to almost every country in the world with a membership of some 70 million. In this account, Keith Cheetham traces Wesley's life story and gives detailed information on important Methodist heritage sites and places visited by the great preacher and evangelist. Over 170 places to visit in Britain and Georgia, USA One general map, 7 location maps of Wesley's London, England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland and 1 of Georgia Line drawings plus cross-references to maps throughout text On the Trail of John Wesley is a thorough guide to the life and places connected with a man whose work and religious achievements changed the religious face of Britain and established a worldwide Methodist Church.
 

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Índice

Ireland
16
C23 Gainsborough 48 119
20
Map F Eastern England and Kent
22
Foreword
29
Chronology of John Wesley and Early Methodism
35
Samuel Wesley Snr imprisoned for debt in Castle
44
Early Days at Epworth
46
Schooldays in London
57
C5 Yarm
130
The NorthEast
132
I2 The West Country Isle of Wight and Channel Islands
139
Matrimonial Instability
153
Scotland
163
Wesley preached in old town and by Quayside
171
Wales and The Marches
175
Wesley visited en route to Holyhead or Lancashire
179

Georgia
71
The Aldersgate Street Experience
79
Bristol and Bath
87
Birmingham Black Country
98
Staffordshire Shropshire Peak District Cheshire
108
Samuel Wesley Snr rector prior to Epworth
114
IO Lincolnshire and Yorkshire
119
Ireland
183
Middle England and East Anglia
191
Home Counties and the South
198
Eventide
204
Bibliography
213
Wesleyan Methodist centre for Northwest Many sites
216
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Keith Cheetham has written two other books for the "On the Trail of" series. He was historical adviser to the producers of the forthcoming film, Mary Stuart, starring Glenn Close. He is chairman of a branch of the Marie Stuart Society, has written a play about Mary, Daughter of Debate, and has also written historical leaflets for the English and Scottish Tourist Boards.

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