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Charles Wesley
b. December 18, 1707 – d. March 29, 1788 • Hymn writer
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Wesley, Charles
Wesley, Charles (1707–88), 16th or 17th child and third surviving son of Samuel, and brother of John, *Wesley. Educated at Westminster School and *Christ Church, Oxford, he became a member of the Oxford *Methodists. In 1735 he was ordained and then accompanied his brother to Georgia, where he acted as
The Westminster Dictionary of Theologians
Wesley, Charles
Wesley, Charles (1707–87). Born in Epworth, England, where his father, Samuel, was parish priest. Studied at Oxford, from which he graduated in 1733. He had a conversion experience on May 21, 1738, when, in his own words, he was “at peace with God.”He was a poet whose hymns became an integral part of
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Wesley, Charles
Wesley, Charles (1707–1788). The younger brother of the Methodist revivalist John *Wesley, Charles is best known today as the most prolific hymnist in English history with more than five thousand hymns to his credit. The first edition of hymns written by Charles (some in collaboration with John) was
Pocket Dictionary of Liturgy & Worship
Wesley, Charles
Wesley, Charles (1707–1788). An English hymnist with thousands of hymns to his credit, and brother of John Wesley, the founder of Methodism. Some of his lyrics anticipate the *gospel song of first-person emphasis. Though his hymns are personal in expression, they retain theological integrity. He composed
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Charles Wesley
PoetsCharles WesleyGreatest hymn writer of all time“O for a thousand tongues to sing / My dear Redeemer’s praise / The glories of my God and King, / The triumphs of his grace!”He was said to have averaged 10 poetic lines a day for 50 years. He wrote 8,989 hymns, 10 times the volume composed
Dictionary of Luther and the Lutheran Traditions
Wesley, John
Wesley, John and CharlesThe founders of the Methodist movement were raised in an Anglican rectory. John Wesley (1703–91) and his brother Charles (1707–88) were descendants of Puritan ministers, and their parents, Samuel Wesley and Susanna Annesley Wesley, were both nurtured in Nonconformist households.
New Dictionary of Theology: Historical and Systematic
Wesley, Charles (1707–88)
WESLEY, CHARLES (1707–88)Charles Wesley was co-founder of the Methodist movement and a great hymn writer. Son of the Anglican clergyman, Samuel Wesley, and the incomparable Susanna, educated at Westminster School in London and at Christ Church, Oxford, and ordained to the priesthood of the Church of
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Wesley, Charles
Wesley, Charles (1707–1788)Celebrated hymn writer; cofounder of MethodismCharles Wesley was the younger brother of the famous John Wesley. He was as committed to Christian work as John was, but of a gentler spirit. Historically, he was absolutely indispensable to the Methodist movement. His contribution