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

Wesley commences fieldpreaching after Whitefields
46
Wesleys appeal concerning fieldpreaching
49
Whitefields body 599
50
Chanceconverts
55
John becomes acquainted with William Law
56
Effects of field preaching
61
John is urged to apply for the succession to his fathers
65
Lies in state in the Chapel 562
66
Dislike of the farmers
67
Death of Samuel Wesley the father
72
Moravians on board the ship Page
77
Speech of TomoChichi
83
Wesleys interview with the Moravian pastor Spangenberg
89
Charles becomes obnoxious to the people at Frederica
97
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 suc uccess
144
GEORGE STORY
145
Wesley arrives in London as soon as Whitefield leaves it
154
The Methodists in London are formed into bands
160
Lady Maxwell
161
Charles Wesley is converted
167
Spiritual death or the death of the soul a consequence
168
Wesley sets out for Herrnhut
174
Witness of the Spirit
180
Christian David incites the Protestants to emigrate
181
Chain of beings
186
Debate whether they shall join the Lutheran Church
188
Wesleys perfect charity
192
Wesley proceeds to Herrnhut
196
Wesleys supremacy
198
Forbidden to engage in trade
204
Wesley hears Christian David preach
205
Local preachers
211
Lovefeasts
217
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
Methodism in Ireland O
256
Conversion of John Maxfield
260
Wesleys favourable opinion of the Irish
262
Lay preaching contended for
266
Whitefield nearly murdered at Dublin
271
Excesses at Everton
319
Conduct of the Clergy
323
Growth of Infidelity
329
Wesley suspects their real character
333
Difference with the Moravians
337
He prepares for a separation and provides a place
343
Peter Boehler arrives in England
349
Wesley proclaims the breach to the world
355
First Methodist Tabernacle built
357
Whitefield differs from Wesley concerning predestination
362
Death of Whitefield
364
Extravagance of Whitefields language
368
Mr Shirleys Circular Letter concerning the Minutes
371
Copies of his letters distributed at the Foundry
375
Fletchers controversial writings
379
Whitefield sails for England
381
Breach between them
387
Classleaders
393
Wesley attempts to form an union of clergymen
395
Fieldpreaching
398
Dr Coke
401
Wesley hears him preach and assents to the practice
404
Baptism by immersion
407
His excessive credulity
413
Wesley visits him at Birstall
415
Mr Wesley sends preachers
419
NOTES AND ILLUSTRATIONS
425
Wesley not educated at Westminster
431
He instructs his preachers in America to refrain from
432
His letters of ordination
439
Scheme of the Methodist Church in America
445
He makes himself obnoxious by preaching against
451
Conference with Mr Shirley 600
452
Benjamin Abbott
457
Odd places in which Dr Coke preached
463
Thomas Kempis
466
History of an Irish family
469
Behmenists in England
472
Lands in Barbadoes
475
Coincidence of opinion between Wesley and South
478
Begs money for the West Indian Missions
481
The English preachers obliged to fly
483
Zinzendorfs notion that all souls are female
484
The New Birth 573
485
Hobbess parallel between the Romish Clergy and
489
Easy terms of admission
495
Means for assisting poor scholars diminished
497
Effect of religion in changing the heart
503
System of itinerancy proposed by the fanatics of Crom
510
Yearly covenant
511

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Page 168 - In the evening I went very unwillingly to a society in Aldersgate Street, where one was reading Luther's preface to the Epistle to the Romans. About a quarter before nine, while he was describing the change which God works in the heart through faith in Christ, I felt my heart strangely warmed.
Page 382 - Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines: for our vines have tender grapes.
Page 271 - Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh : and having an high priest over the house of God ; let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.
Page 184 - I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem, which shall never hold their peace day nor night : ye that make mention of the Lord, keep not silence, and give him no rest, till he establish, and till he make Jerusalem a praise in the earth.
Page 390 - ... with all his heart, and with all his soul, and with all his strength, and therefore they loved him as truly and as fervently as he loved England.
Page 244 - And recovering of sight to the blind, To set at liberty them that are bruised, To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.
Page 33 - Whatever weakens your reason, impairs the tenderness of your conscience, obscures your sense of God, or takes off the relish of spiritual things; in short, whatever increases the strength and authority of your body over your mind; that thing is sin to you, however innocent it may be in itself.
Page 77 - Our end in leaving our native country was not to avoid want, (God having given us plenty of temporal blessings,) nor to gain the dung or dross of riches or honour ; but singly this, — to save our souls ; to live wholly to the glory of God.
Page 123 - I saw clearly the hour was come for leaving this place : And as soon as Evening Prayers were over, about eight o'clock, the tide then serving, I shook off the dust of my feet, and left Georgia, after having preached the Gospel there (not as I ought, but as I was able) one year, and nearly nine months.
Page 108 - Is there a thing beneath the sun That strives with Thee my heart to share ? Ah, tear it thence, and reign alone, The Lord of every motion there ! Then shall my heart from earth be free, When it hath found repose in Thee.

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