The Life of Wesley: And the Rise and Progress of Methodism, Volume 1

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Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1820 - Clergy - 622 pages

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Contents

Equanimity of the Moravians
90
hi Speech of TomoChichi
98
Objects to working at his business as a baker on Sundays
102
Impossibility of obtaining episcopal ordination in Ame
103
Wesley in love with Sophia Causton
106
THOMAS OLIVERS
108
John Haime
122
Wesley exhorts Whitefield not to pursue his voyage
136
Whitefield officiates in London with success
144
George STORY
145
Charles Wesley taken up for a Jacobite
147
Wesley arrives in London as soon as Whitefield leaves it
154
The Methodists in London are formed into bands
160
Charles Wesley is converted
167
Spiritual death or the death of the soul a consequence
168
Wesley sets out for Herrnhut
174
Salvation by faith
175
Christian David incites the Protestants to emigrate
181
Witness of the Spirit
182
Debate whether they shall join the Lutheran Churchi
187
Day of judgement
188
Wesley proceeds to Herrnhut
196
Discipline of the Moravians
203
Discipline of the Methodists
205
Wesley addresses an epistle to the Church of Herrnhut
210
Charles Wesleys second interview
220
Methodism in Wales
224
Whitefield returns from Georgia to raise contributions
226
Attacked from the pulpit at Aberdeen
230
Scene at Cambuslang
241
Wesley at Bristol
242
Case of Thomas Haydon
248
His opinion of John Knox
250
Some of the first preachers withdraw
259
Conversion of John Maxfield
261
Whitefield in Moorfields
267
Corruption of the Romish Church 312
274
Origin of the French Prophets
279
Whitefields body
281
Wesley accused of being a Papist
287
Death of Samuel Wesley
294
Charles less credulous than his brother
303
Advantages of the Papacy
309
Reformation
313
First Methodist Tabernacle built
357
Whitefield differs from Wesley concerning predestination
362
Death of Whitefield
364
Extravagance of Whitefields language
368
Calvinism
371
Writes against him 873
375
Whitefield sails for England
381
Breach between them
387
Wesley attempts to form an union of clergymen
395
Laypreachers
400
Dr Coke
401
Baptism by immersion
407
Mr Fletchers Illustrations of Calvinism
409
His excessive credulity
413
Wesley visits him at Birstall
415
Their progress interrupted by the war
420
NOTES AND ILLUSTRATIONS
425
Wesleys Observations on Liberty in reply to Dr Price
429
Mrs Wesleys method of teaching her children to read
431
The American Methodists ordain for themselves
436
His letters of ordination
442
Discipline of the College
448
Riotous devotion at their meetings
455
Rule respecting spirituous liquors
461
Thomas Kempis
466
The sectarian clergy refuse to administer the ordinances
467
Behmenists in England
472
His second voyage to the West Indies
475
Coincidence of opinion between Wesley and South
478
Begs money for the West Indian Missions
481
Effects of enthusiasm
483
Zinzendorfs notion that all souls are female
484
Instantaneous conversion 578
485
Hobbess parallel between the Romish Clergy and
489
Easy terms of admission
495
Miserable state of the inferior clergy in the first age after
497
Amusements
503
Conference between Wesley and Zinzendorf 353
504
Whitefield lays the first stone of a school for the colliers
508
wells time as a substitute for the Establishment
510
Yearly covenant
511
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512
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