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    John Wesley is one of the most influential men in Christian history, a man known for his rigorous devotion to personal holiness. He not only is the founder of the Methodist Church, but also influenced the Wesleyan Church, the Free Methodist Church and the Nazarene Church, among others. His passion for the nonbelievers led him to travel 250,000 miles, give away over £30,000 and preach over 40,000 times around the globe. Wesley lived his life with vigor, rising each morning at four to prepare for

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    Aristotle and John Wesley: On Being Truly Human Many ideas presented by John Wesley are similar to those presented by Aristotle. These similarities become apparent in various areas, especially in the idea that each person has potential that can be actualized. Because these similarities are apparent, the thoughts of Aristotle can easily be employed to assist in understanding many of Wesley's thoughts. Specifically, the discussion of virtue presented in Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics can assist

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    Church in England to be transformed into the Church of England. The struggle in the theology of Lutheran, Calvinist, Catholicism, and Moravianism, to name just a few, would all have an influence in the foundation of the Methodist movement. Of how “John Wesley, paternal grandfather was brought before the Bishop of Bristol, Gilbert Ironside, to answer charges of nonconforming to the Thirty-Nine Articles” (p. 1... ... middle of paper ... ...day: how do we make the church relevant to a society that see’s

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    Instructions for Children, John Wesley defined grace as “the power of the Holy Spirit, enabling us to behave and love and serve God.” We learn from Wesley that where we find the Holy Spirit there is also Christ and that it is the Holy Spirit that brings forth our faith in Christ and the Holy Spirit is the divine agent that saves us from perpetuating sin in the world. Therefore, in order to understand what it means to experience grace and salvation in the theology of John Wesley, this respective discourse

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    John Wesley Beliefs

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    earliest theology of John Wesley. Most of the lecture was a review of particular points within Wesley’s biography. I found it interesting that even though he was given a task to convert Native American people in Georgia in 1735 CE Wesley had never actually served a parish before or after this venture to the colonies. It’s no wonder he later proclaimed the world to be his parish since the closest he ever came to an appointed parish was by assisting his father, Samuel. How could Wesley, a man with no personal

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    evangelizing America's expanding frontier population as well as attracting many people from the established churches in the colonies of the Atlantic seaboard. John Wesley was born in 1703. He received his education in London as well as Oxford. Wesley was ordained as a deacon in the Church of England in 1725 and then a priest in in 1728. Wesley returned to Oxford in 1729 while... ... middle of paper ... ...to encourage the church to reexamine a comfortable position in society and take the knowledge

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    Wesley for the Armchair Theologians

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    This was a very interesting book and presented John Wesley in a very understandable format. It not only allowed me to gather a richer and fuller understanding of the Methodist foundation and had it was formulated. It allows a more universal conduit to help other to reflect upon the Methodist foundational people and doctrines. Chapter One I was intrigued by John Wesley’s family background. Of how, “John Wesley began life as a happy by-product of a family dispute” (p. 3, Abraham) of praying for King

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    The Methodist movement is a group of denominations of Protestant Christianity that came from their belief of the life and teachings of John Wesley. George Whitefield and John's brother Charles Wesley were also leaders of this movement. It started as a revival in the Church of England in the 18th century then it turned into a separate Church after Wesley's death. Because of missionary activity, the movement spread throughout the British Empire, the United States, and several other places. Today it

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    While Wesley is often praised for his work in theology, his impact on the African slave trade in 1787 is incredibly significant. Thomas Clarkson, a man who played a role in ending the African slave trade, wrote a letter to Wesley, calling him “the celebrated divine, to whose pious labors the religious world will be long indebted, undertook the cause of the poor Africans.” Wesley openly spoke and wrote against the practice of slavery, condemning it even though the economy of Georgia heavily depended

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    Wesley Belief on Salvation

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    Introduction On June 17, 1703, Reverend Samuel Wesley and Susannah welcomed a little baby boy into their family. This little boy was their fifteenth child they had, but he was the sixth child to survive birth. This little boy would become not just a theologian and pastor whom many would agree with while others would disagree with, but he also would became the founder of the Methodist Movement. The theologian whom this paper is about is none other than John Wesley. Wesley was influenced by a lot of other scholarly

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