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The life of John Wesley : a brand from the burning

Author: Roy Hattersley
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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"Roy Hattersley follows Wesley's spiritual journey, tracing his constant, often agonizing attempts to define the nature of virtue as well as the path to sanctity. The story of Wesley's theological progress is vastly enriched by this revealing portrait of his complex personality. A genuine scholar, Wesley published more work than any other author of the eighteenth century. He possessed phenomenal energy, traveling
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Named Person: John Wesley; John Wesley
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Roy Hattersley
ISBN: 0385503342 9780385503341
OCLC Number: 50920658
Notes: Originally published: London : Little, Brown, 2002.
Description: vii, 453 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1 Faith Alone 1 --
2 Among Our Forefathers 5 --
3 The Soul of This Child 21 --
4 Beauty and Virtue 43 --
5 Every Wind of Doctrine 71 --
6 The Faith of a Servant 98 --
7 Rites and Ceremonies 126 --
8 The Almost Christian 156 --
9 All Things Himself 176 --
10 Ashamed of Nothing 194 --
11 Along the Flowery Way 218 --
12 Extraordinary Prophets 247 --
13 Things I Dislike 272 --
14 Church of England Man 295 --
15 Throw Away the Scabbard 320 --
16 Sheep Without a Shepherd 348 --
17 Praise While I Have Breath 378 --
18 Tinctured with Impertinence 400.
Other Titles: Brand from the burning
Responsibility: Roy Hattersley.
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"Roy Hattersley follows Wesley's spiritual journey, tracing his constant, often agonizing attempts to define the nature of virtue as well as the path to sanctity. The story of Wesley's theological progress is vastly enriched by this revealing portrait of his complex personality. A genuine scholar, Wesley published more work than any other author of the eighteenth century. He possessed phenomenal energy, traveling huge distances to preach and proselytize. Wesley practiced, as Hattersley writes, "every form of personal discipline (diet, exercise, carefully planned day) except emotional restraint." This candid account of Wesley's relationships with women - falling desperately in love three times in his life, each time failing to make his intentions clear, and eventually ending up in a disastrous marriage - brings to life Wesley's human side, largely ignored in previous, reverential biographies."

"A synthesis of personal, social, and spiritual biography, The Life of John Wesley sheds new light on the various influences that motivated one of the most interesting and significant figures in religious history."--BOOK JACKET.

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