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The Prevenient Piety of Samuel Wesley, Sr.

The Prevenient Piety of Samuel Wesley, Sr.

by Arthur Alan Torpy
     
 

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For the better part of two centuries, Wesley scholars have been given a picture of the family of John Wesley that focuses positively upon the relationships of John and his brother Charles and his mother Susanna. What has come down to us about John Wesley's father—Samuel Wesley, Sr.—is a mixture of good and bad character traits, mostly seemingly

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For the better part of two centuries, Wesley scholars have been given a picture of the family of John Wesley that focuses positively upon the relationships of John and his brother Charles and his mother Susanna. What has come down to us about John Wesley's father—Samuel Wesley, Sr.—is a mixture of good and bad character traits, mostly seemingly inconsequential with respect to the making of Methodism under John and Charles. Now with Arthur Torpy's work, we have reason to think differently. Samuel Wesley, Sr. was a complex person whose thoughts, actions, and convictions were based on his understanding and practice of his tradition, experience, scripture, and reasoning. The Prevenient Piety of Samuel Wesley, Sr. examines the life of Samuel Wesley, exploring the influences of his early Dissenting upbringing, his Oxford education, subsequent published writings, and post 1709 sermons.

Editorial Reviews

American Reference Books Annual (ARBA)
These works offer new research in the study of John and Charles Wesley adn the role that their parental relationship with their father played in their spiritual path. They are recommended for religious collections and seminary libraries.
American Reference Books Annual
These works offer new research in the study of John and Charles Wesley adn the role that their parental relationship with their father played in their spiritual path. They are recommended for religious collections and seminary libraries.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810860582
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
10/26/2009
Series:
Pietist and Wesleyan Studies Series, #30
Pages:
186
Product dimensions:
6.18(w) x 9.04(h) x 0.55(d)

Meet the Author

Arthur Alan Torpy is an ordained minister in the United Methodist Church. He has chaired the southwest region of the History of Christianity division of the American Academy of Religion for the past two years.

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