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John Wesley in America : restoring primitive Christianity

Author: Geordan Hammond; UPSO eCollections (University Press Scholarship Online).
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Why did John Wesley leave the halls of academia at Oxford to become a Church of England missionary in the newly established colony of Georgia? Was his ministry in America a success or failure? These questions - which have engaged numerous biographers of Wesley - have often been approached from the vantage point of later developments in Methodism. Geordan Hammond presents the first book-length study of Wesley's  Read more...
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Hammond, Geordan.
John Wesley in America.
Named Person: John Wesley; John Wesley
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Geordan Hammond; UPSO eCollections (University Press Scholarship Online).
ISBN: 9780191771408 0191771406
OCLC Number: 892574356
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 237 pages .)
Contents: Introduction ; 1. John Wesley's Conception and Practice of Primitive Christianity ; 2. Primitive Christianity on the Simmonds ; 3. Versions of Primitive Christianity: Wesley s Relations with the Moravians and Salzburgers ; 4. Creating Primitive Christianity Anew: Wesley s Ministry in Georgia ; 5. Opposition to Wesley s Primitive Christianity in Georgia ; Conclusion
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This is the first book length study of John Wesley's period as a missionary in colonial Georgia. The mission was a laboratory for implementing his views of primitive Christianity. The ideal of  Read more...

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