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Susanna Annesley Wesley (1669-1742): A Biography of Strength and Love (the Mother of John and Charles Wesley)

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The life of Susanna Annesley Wesley (1669-1742) represents a complex social and intellectual entity within the context of eighteenth-century life in general. One one level she endured the domestic drudgery associated with the wife of a poor, incompetent rural Church of England rector. On the other, she had, early in her life, developed strong intellectual and theological perceptions, which she complemented with a rigid sense and practice of discipline. Through a discussion of her marriage and her roles as mother ...
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Overview

The life of Susanna Annesley Wesley (1669-1742) represents a complex social and intellectual entity within the context of eighteenth-century life in general. One one level she endured the domestic drudgery associated with the wife of a poor, incompetent rural Church of England rector. On the other, she had, early in her life, developed strong intellectual and theological perceptions, which she complemented with a rigid sense and practice of discipline. Through a discussion of her marriage and her roles as mother and mentor emerges the image of an admittedly dependent woman -- wife and mother -- struggling hard to maintain and advance her own intellectual independence.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781556053283
  • Publisher: Wyndham Hall Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/2001
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction i
Chapter 1 Annesleys and Wesleys: From Dissent to Establishment 1
Chapter 2 Life at Epworth and Wroot 17
Chapter 3 Samuel Wesley: Susanna Wesley's Burden 33
Chapter 4 Sons of Susanna 70
Chapter 5 Daughters of Drudgery and Sorrow 85
Chapter 6 Methodism, the Church of England, and Susanna Wesley 130
Chapter 7 Susanna Wesley: Intellectual and Spiritual Mentor 146
Chapter 8 Susanna Wesley Within the Context of Eighteenth-Century Woman and Mother 163
A Genealogy of the Epworth Wesleys 179
List of Works Cited and Consulted 187
Index 195
About the Author 205
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