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John & Charles Wesley: Selections from Their Writings and Hymns


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Anglican priest, theologian, and church reformer John Wesley cofounded Methodism with his brother Charles Wesley—one of the greatest hymn writers of all time. Methodism was a major movement of Christian renewal, and the Wesleys’ vision of Christian discipleship included important spiritual practices that fueled the revival of the eighteenth-century Church of England.

While John articulated his vision of Christianity through many sermons, journals, and theological treatises, Charles expressed himself through some 9,000 hymns and devotional poems. These excerpts from Charles and John Wesley, including probing commentary by Weslyean expert Paul W. Chilcote, provide insight into the renewal of dynamic and vital Christianity. Their holistic theology and spirituality can guide the contemporary spiritual seeker who yearns for greater meaning and purpose in life.

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Don’t miss out on Studies on the Life and Influence of John Wesley (16 vols.)—a thorough exploration of how John Wesley has impacted Christian history.

  • Excerpts writings from widely influential church leaders John and Charles Wesley
  • Provides insights for committed Christians and spiritual seekers alike
  • Includes in-depth commentary
A much-needed contribution to the church.

—Steven W. Manskar, director of Wesleyan leadership, General Board of Discipleship of the United Methodist Church

This wonderful resource inspires greater faithfulness in witness, discipleship, and service in the Wesleyan spirit.

—Ulrike Schuler, professor of church history, Methodism, and ecumenism, Reutlingen School of Theology

  • Title: John & Charles Wesley: Selections from Their Writings and Hymns—Annotated & Explained
  • Author: Paul Wesley Chilcote
  • Series: SkyLight Illuminations Series
  • Publisher: SkyLight Paths
  • Print Publication Date: 2011
  • Logos Release Date: 2016
  • Pages: 288
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: Wesley, John, 1703-1791; Wesley, Charles, 1707-1788; Methodist Church › Doctrines
  • ISBN: 9781594733093
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2019-10-03T22:39:36Z

Paul Wesley Chilcote is author of Come Thou Long-Expected Jesus: Advent and Christmas with Charles Wesley. He is president of the Charles Wesley Society and professor of historical theology and Wesleyan studies director, Center for Applied Wesleyan Studies, at Ashland Theological Seminary.


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