The Instigating Ministry of John Wesley and His Evangelical Harem


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FORGET WHAT YOU KNOW ABOUT JOHN WESLEY, THE "FOLK HERO" OF METHODISM and meet Wesley, the man behind the methods!

Who is Wesley?

John Wesley (1703-1791) was an ordained Anglican priest who:

  • had been chased out of America;
  • was banned from Anglican Church pulpits;
  • began the "Second Reformation";
  • was constantly attacked by mobs;
  • had an eye for the ladies;
  • was not allowed to marry the woman he loved;
  • married on the "rebound"
  • saw his marriage become the nightmare he always feared;
  • had a loyal maid who drove away his wife;
  • was called "The First Protestant Pope";
  • found his own followers separating from him;
  • remained an Anglican priest until his dying day;
  • gave away over £30,000. yet died with only £10.

This contemporary adaptation of Wesley’s life translates his eighteenth century into our twenty-first century by asking "If Wesley had access to modern travel and communications technology, would his Methodist movement have been any different?" As a character study, which explores the ambiguities of the man himself, this edition also features annotated notes to maintain the integrity of both fact and fictionalization by identifying wherever literary license has been exercised at the expense of historical accuracy.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595364251
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/28/2005
  • Pages: 404
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.93 (d)

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