Founder of the Methodist movement, celebrated preacher, abolitionist, and gifted writer—John Wesley is known for all of these great qualities and more. Like his friend and contemporary George Whitefield, John Wesley didn’t need a church to preach in, he preached wherever a group of people would listen—a field, a cottage, a town hall—and he did it every day. Although he never officially left the Church of England, the Methodist movement that he planted quickly spread across England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, and to colonial America. Today, over seventy-million people belong to Methodist organizations in the Wesleyan tradition all over the world.
Those familiar with Thomas Jackson’s edition of The Works of John Wesley are aware they include some of his journals, but these are incomplete and missing large chunks of important entries—sometimes entire years are missing!
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As truly an apostolic man, in saintly devotion, strength of character, and influence among men, Wesley ranks in history with Savonarola, Wycliffe, Huss, Luther, Calvin, and Fox: all era making men.
—The Friends’ Review
John Wesley (1703–1791) is recognized as the founder of Methodism. An acclaimed preacher, Wesley traveled extensively on horseback and drew large crowds for his outdoor sermons. A contemporary of William Wilberforce, Wesley was a strong voice opposing slavery in England and the United States. His influence upon modern Christianity can be seen by the large number of Methodist organizations in the Wesleyan tradition all over the world.