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John Wesley
b. June 28, 1703 – d. February 24, 1791 • Anglican • Author • Religious group founder • Theologian
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Wesley, John
Wesley, John (1703–91), founder of the Methodist Movement. The 13th or 14th child and second surviving son of the Revd Samuel Wesley (1662–1735), rector of Epworth, Humberside, and his wife Susanna, he was educated at Charterhouse and *Christ Church, Oxford. In 1726 he was elected to a fellowship at
The Dictionary of Historical Theology
Wesley, John (1703–91)
Wesley, John (1703–91)John Wesley was the son of Reverend Samuel and Susanna Wesley, former Dissenters turned Anglicans. In 1726 Wesley became fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford. From 1725 he developed an increasingly ascetic concern for inward and outward holiness until his ‘evangelical conversion’
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Wesley, John
Wesley, John(1703–91). In the early part of the 18th century in Oxford, England, there gathered around John Wesley, a young clergyman, and his brother Charles, a student at Christ Church, a group of young men that came to be known as the Holy Club. Their strict lives and methodical ways led other students
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Wesley, John
Wesley, John (1703–91). Anglican cleric and founder of the Methodist movement, born in Epworth, England, where his father was parish priest.W. studied at the Charterhouse school in London and in 1720 entered the University of Oxford. In 1725 he was ordained a deacon and three years later was ordained
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Wesley, John
Wesley, JohnJohn Wesley (1703–1791) was the son of Samuel Wesley (1662–1735), rector of Epworth, Humberside. He was educated at Charterhouse and Christ Church, Oxford. In 1726 he was elected fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford, and from 1727 to 1729 served as curate to his father at Epworth. At Oxford
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Wesley, John
Wesley, John (1703–1791). A leading revivalist of the eighteenth century and founder of Methodism, John Wesley was raised in Epworth, England, and educated at Christ Church College, Oxford. He became a fellow at Trinity College and helped to organize the Holy Club. Ordained in the Church of England,
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John Wesley
Denominational FoundersJohn WesleyMethodical pietist“About a quarter before nine, while he was describing the change which God works in the heart through faith in Christ, I felt my heart strangely warmed.”In late 1735, a ship made its way to the New World from England. On board was a young
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.
Evangelical Dictionary of Theology
Wesley, John
Wesley, John (1703–91). The primary figure in the eighteenth-century Evangelical Revival and founder of Methodism. Wesley was born in Epworth, England, to Samuel and Susanna Wesley, one of nineteen children. Although both his grandfathers distinguished themselves as Puritan Nonconformists, his parents
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Wesley, John
Wesley, John (1703–1791)John Wesley was a Church of England clergyman, leader in the evangelical revival, and a founder of Methodism. Jonathan Edwards never met John Wesley, and there is no known correspondence between them. Nonetheless, Edwards played a significant role in Wesley’s life through his
New Dictionary of Theology: Historical and Systematic
Wesley, John (1703–91)
WESLEY, JOHN (1703–91)John Wesley was born in the rectory of Epworth, Lincolnshire, the fifteenth child of Samuel and Susannah Wesley. Together with his younger brother Charles (the hymnwriter), he gave leadership to the eighteenth-century Evangelical Revival and particularly to the Methodist movement.
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Wesley, John
Wesley, John (1703–1791)English evangelist; theologian; cofounder of MethodismBorn in Epworth, Lincolnshire, England, John Wesley was the fifteenth child and second surviving son of Susanna and Samuel Wesley. Samuel was a former Nonconformist and rector at Epworth who, with Susanna, raised his children