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Memoirs of the Late Rev. John Wesley, A.M.
With a Review of his Life and Writings, and a History of Methodism, from its Commencement in 1729, to the Present Time

Volume 3


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Religion

  • Date Published: September 2013
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108064200

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  • This three-volume account of the life of John Wesley (1703–91) was published in the year of his death. Written by John Hampson (c.1753–1819), a Church of England clergyman and former Methodist preacher, the work also contains a thorough review of Wesley's writings and a history of Methodism. Hampson's excellent overview of contemporary assessments of the preacher is more balanced than John Whitehead's two-volume Life of the Rev. John Wesley (1793–6), which has also been reissued in this series. Volume 3 gives an account of Wesley's death, but is predominantly concerned with a critique of Methodist theology, activity and mode of preaching. It gives a measured assessment of Wesley's character and reflects on the opposition to the work's previous volumes displayed by Wesley's executors, highlighting the struggle over his legacy - a matter of great importance in the history of Methodism.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: September 2013
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108064200
    • length: 246 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.32kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Progress of Methodism in America (cont.)
    2. Observations on the origin and progress of Methodism
    3. Of the principles of Methodism
    4. Of the Methodistic discipline
    5. Reasons for interfering with the clergy. Of preaching extempore, and in the open air
    6. Of the influence of Methodism
    7. Controversy between Mr Wesley and others
    8. Of his writings in general
    9. A review of his character
    10. His last sickness and death
    11. Last will and testament.

  • Author

    John Hampson

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