Download Free The Sermons of Charles Wesley PDF by Charles Wesley Full Book and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2001 with total page 422 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book brings to publication all of the famous hymn-writer Charles Wesley's sermon material. Included are four substantial introductory chapters which place Charles Wesley's preaching in the context of early Methodism and the eighteenth century more generally. Annotations on the texts themselves are substantially text-critical and include discussion of Charles's use of Byrom's shorthand, the script in which a significant portion of the material is written. Other notes include an attempt to trace Charles's use of sources, specifically the Bible, the Homilies, and the Book of Common Prayer.
Download Free The Sermons of Charles Wesley PDF by Charles Wesley Full Book and published by OUP Oxford. This book was released on 2001-09-13 with total page 422 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Charles Wesley (1707-1788) is widely recognized as one of the greatest writers of the English hymn. The importance of Charles, however, extends well beyond his undoubted poetic abilities, for he is a figure of central importance in the context of the birth and early growth of Methodism, a movement which today has a worldwide presence. It was Charles and not John who first started the Oxford 'Holy Club' from which the ethos and structures of organised Methodism were eventually to emerge. It was Charles rather than John who first experienced the 'strange warming of the heart' that characterised the experience of many eighteenth-century evangelicals; and in the early years it was Charles no less than John who sought to spread, mainly through his preaching, the evangelical message across England, Wales, and Ireland. Eye witness testimony suggests that Charles was a powerful and effective preacher whose homiletic work and skill did much to establish and further the early Methodist cause. In this book this other side of Charles Wesley is brought clearly into focus through the publication, for the first time, of all of the known Charles Wesley sermon texts. In the four substantial introductory chapters a case is made for the inclusion of the 23 sermons here presented and there is discussion also of the significant text-critical problems that have been negotiated in the production of this volume. Other chapters present a summary of Charles's life and preaching career and seek to show by example how the sermons, no less than the hymns, are significant vehicles for the transmission of Charles's message. This book hence makes a plea for a reassessment of the place of Charles Wesley in English Church history and argues that he deserves to be recognised as more than just 'The Sweet Singer of Methodism'.
Download Free Charles Wesley : A Reader PDF by Charles Wesley Full Book and published by Oxford University Press, USA. This book was released on 1989-09-21 with total page 529 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.
Author : Julie A. Lunn
Publisher : Routledge
Release Date : 2018-11-16
ISBN : 1351167308
Pages : 224 pages
Rating : 4.1/5 (167 Download)
Download Free The Theology of Sanctification and Resignation in Charles Wesley's Hymns PDF by Julie A. Lunn Full Book and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2018-11-16 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Sanctification is a central theme in the theology of both John and Charles Wesley. However, while John’s theology of sanctification has received much scholarly attention, significantly less has been paid to Charles’ views on the subject. This book redresses this imbalance by using Charles’ many poetic texts as a window into his rich theological thought on sanctification, particularly uncovering the role of resignation in the development of his views on this key doctrine. In this analysis of Charles’ theology of sanctification, the centrality he accorded to resignation is uncovered to show a positive attribute involving acts of intention, desire and offering to God. The book begins by putting Charles’ position in the context of contemporary theology, and then shows how he differed in attitude from his brother John. It then discusses in depth how his hymns use the concept of resignation, both in relation to Jesus Christ and the believer. It concludes this analysis by identifying the ways in which Charles understood the relationship between resignation and sanctification; namely, that resignation is a lens through which Charles views holiness. The final chapter considers the implications of these conclusions for a twenty-first century theological and spiritual context, and asks whether resignation is still a concept which can be used today. This book breaks new ground in the understanding of Charles Wesley’s personal theology. As such, it will be of significant interest to scholars of Methodism and the Wesleys as well as those working in theology, spirituality, and the history of religion.
Download Free John and Charles Wesley PDF by John Wesley Full Book and published by Paulist Press. This book was released on 1981 with total page 412 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The leaders of the Methodist revival that swept 18th-century England, John and Charles Wesley reveal a spirituality that synthesized into a unique blend elements from the Church Fathers, Catholic mystics and Protestant Reformers. The major works of the Wesleys appear in this volume, including John Wesley's Plain Account of Christian Perfection and Charles Wesley's Hymns.
Author : Gareth Lloyd
Publisher : OUP Oxford
Release Date : 2007-04-12
ISBN : 0191537799
Pages : 272 pages
Rating : 4.1/5 (537 Download)
Download Free Charles Wesley and the Struggle for Methodist Identity PDF by Gareth Lloyd Full Book and published by OUP Oxford. This book was released on 2007-04-12 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An important new study of the life and ministry of the Anglican minister and Evangelical leader Charles Wesley (1707-88) which examines the often-neglected contribution made by John Wesley's younger brother to the early history of the Methodist movement. Charles Wesley's importance as the author of classic hymns like `Love Divine' and `O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing' is well known, but his wider contribution to Methodism, the Church of England and the Evangelical Revival has been overlooked. Gareth Lloyd presents a new appraisal of Charles Wesley based on his own papers and those of his friends and enemies. The picture of the Revival that results from a fresh examination of one of Methodism's most significant leaders offers a new perspective on the formative years of a denomination that today has an estimated 80 million members worldwide.
Download Free The Letters of Charles Wesley PDF by Charles Wesley Full Book and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2013-04-25 with total page 510 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This first volume of a two volume edition contains letters written between 1727 and 1756 by the famous hymn writer, poet and co-founder of Methodism, Charles Wesley (1707-1788). The edition brings together texts which are located in libraries and archives from across the globe and here presents them as a complete collection for the first time.
Download Free Charles Wesley in America PDF by S T Kimbrough Jr. Full Book and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2020-12-10 with total page 152 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is the first comprehensive treatment of Charles Wesley's sojourn in the American colonies from March to October 1736. He went to the Colony of Georgia as a missionary of the Church of England, as Colonel Oglethorpe's personal aid, and secretary of Indian Affairs. His stay in Georgia was filled with discord and conflict. This volume provides the first explanation of why Wesley remained silent in a dispute with two women who had accused him and Oglethorpe of moral impropriety. One of Wesley's shorthand passages deciphered here discloses the reason he refused to be publicly exonerated. The volume also provides a view of a newly ordained Anglican priest struggling with the responsibilities of his office. Yet one discovers why this very young priest was treated with such open arms by the Anglican clergy of Boston, even being invited to preach in one of the important New England Anglican churches immediately upon arrival. In some of Wesley's own poetry one encounters his strong negative attitudes toward the Revolutionary War, the colonies' desire to break its ties with England, and toward the British military leadership that lost the war. In Charles's stay in America, the seeds were sown for a lifetime of opposition to slavery. A rare letter exchange with two former slaves whom he befriended in Bristol provides fascinating insight into their eagerness to learn to read and write and about the Christian faith.
Download Free Invocation and Assent PDF by Jason E. Vickers Full Book and published by Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing. This book was released on 2008-08-20 with total page 236 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "The adoption of a new rule of faith in the seventeenth century significantly changed the way English-speaking Protestants perceive the doctrine of the Trinity. Having been the proper personal name by which Christians came to know and love their God, the Trinity became primarily a rational construct and as such no longer clearly mattered for salvation. In Invocation and Assent Jason Vickers charts this crucial theological shift, illuminating the origins of indifference to the Trinity found in many quarters of Christianity today."--BOOK JACKET.
Download Free Wesley PDF by Kenneth C. Kinghorn Full Book and published by Abingdon Press. This book was released on 2011 with total page 71 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Participants learn the historical and theological beginnings of the Wesleyan movement
Download Free The Prevenient Piety of Samuel Wesley, Sr PDF by Arthur Alan Torpy Full Book and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2009 with total page 186 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For the better part of two centuries, Wesley scholars have been given a picture of the family of John Wesley that focuses positively upon the relationships of John and his brother Charles and his mother Susanna. What has come down to us about John Wesley's father-Samuel Wesley, Sr.-is a mixture of good and bad character traits, mostly seemingly inconsequential with respect to the making of Methodism under John and Charles. Now with Arthur Torpy's work, we have reason to think differently. Samuel Wesley, Sr. was a complex person whose thoughts, actions, and convictions were based on his understanding and practice of his tradition, experience, scripture, and reasoning. The Prevenient Piety of Samuel Wesley, Sr. examines the life of Samuel Wesley, exploring the influences of his early Dissenting upbringing, his Oxford education, subsequent published writings, and post 1709 sermons.
The Works of John and Charles Wesley : a Bibliography : Containing an Exact Account of All the Publications Issued by the Brothers Wesley
Author : Richard Green
Release Date : 1896
Pages : 291 pages
Rating : 4.1/5 (215 Download)
Download Free The Works of John and Charles Wesley : a Bibliography : Containing an Exact Account of All the Publications Issued by the Brothers Wesley PDF by Richard Green Full Book and published by . This book was released on 1896 with total page 291 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download Free Charles Wesley PDF by Gary Martin Best Full Book and published by Epworth Press. This book was released on 2006 with total page 390 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The first major biography of Charles Wesley for over a century and a half. Here at last is his true contribution uncovered. This is not only the history of one man but of a movement, rich in characters, whose personal links with the man made for friendship account for some of the major developments of eighteenth-century Christian history and beyond.
Download Free John Wesley's 52 Standard Sermons PDF by John S. Knox Full Book and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2017-04-06 with total page 124 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Rev. John Wesley (1703-1791), the founder of the Methodist Church, was an enthusiastic preacher for the Lord, a prolific writer, and a prestigious Oxford scholar. For over two centuries, his treasured sermons have provided keen insight, deep analysis, and provocative applications of the great truths of the faith for minister and layperson alike. Utilizing both primary and secondary works, John Wesley's 52 Standard Sermons: An Annotated Summary presents a concise yet useful report on each of his messages. Additionally, other pertinent historical and theological information on Wesley's life, culture, intrinsic/extrinsic influences, his understanding of Christianity, and his powerful exhortations of spiritual (re)formation and public philanthropy are presented--all with the goals of helping readers understand Wesley's call for Christian Perfection, developing proficient evangelism, and pursuing personal sanctification and piety. For pastors, for theologians, and for everyday Christians, this book is a handy resource for understanding Wesley, his doctrine, and, moreover, it provides insight into the great biblical truths that Wesley considered relevant for following Christ's great commandments of loving God and one's neighbor.
Download Free A Heart Strangely Warmed PDF by Jonathan Dean Full Book and published by Canterbury Press. This book was released on 2014-08-31 with total page 292 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: John and Charles Wesley generated a heritage that reaches well beyond the worldwide Methodist movement which they founded. The rise, development and effect of early Methodism was an Anglican phenomenon, and deserves attention and recognition as such. This collection of their essential writings shows how the Wesleys interpreted and balanced the emphases of the 18th century Church of England with passion and vision, harnessing resources from across the breadth of Anglican thought and practice (and beyond) to forge a distinctive, dynamic and influential approach to religious experience. This volume places the Wesleys firmly in their own world and examines the ways in which their theology and practice was a fusion of diverse elements from the whole Christian tradition, giving impetus to the only enterprise that really concerned them: Christian mission. The Wesley's generous, reasonable and compelling vision is one of Anglicanism's finest contributions to the Church Catholic, one whose wisdom and influence endures across the world.
Download Free From Faith to Faith PDF by Stanley J Rodes Full Book and published by ISD LLC. This book was released on 2014-09-25 with total page 266 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The idea that covenant theology is profoundly influential in John Wesley's theological thought seems dissonant. What would an evangelical Arminian have to do with a theological framework that historically belongs to a reformed understanding of salvation?How could this possibly square with his ongoing conflicts with the Calvinism of his day? On the basis of compelling evidence from his sermons and correspondence, this investigation dares to explore the idea that covenant theology is part of the infrastructure of Wesley's thought. The discovery of its role in shaping his narrative of the way of salvation is surprising and intriguing. Wesley is not only informed of and fluent in covenant theology, but also thoroughly committed to it. 'From Faith to Faith' demonstrates that, with theological precision and discernment, Wesley appropriates covenant theology in a way consistent with both its primary theological features and his Arminianism. His distinctive view of 'the gradual process of the work of God in thesoul' supplies valuable grist for further reflection, especially by those charged with the care of souls in the twenty-first century.
Author : Charles Wesley
Release Date : 1816
Pages : 282 pages
Rating : 4.:/5 (591 Download)
Download Free Sermons, with a memoir of the author, by the editor [S. Wesley]. PDF by Charles Wesley Full Book and published by . This book was released on 1816 with total page 282 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: