The Calvinistic Methodists of Wales were a subset of Welsh Methodism that began following George Whitefield’s teaching, separating themselves from those who followed John Wesley’s Arminianism. This led to a unique identity as Calvinistic Methodists. The historical treatments of Welsh Calvinistic Methodism in this collection highlight this distinct theological tradition’s formation and influence.
The illustrative style of these works brings to life the personalities and events that make up this unique body of believers and its distinct historical setting. Featuring primary source documents, and histories from both an observer and an insider, these volumes give a balanced perspective on the historical practice of Calvinistic Methodists.
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Agreed upon by Welsh Calvinistic Methodists in the nineteenth century, this document clearly and completely describes their beliefs. Like the Westminster Confession for the Church of England, this historical document captures character and belief of this unique group early in its history. Modern day Calvinists and Methodists can benefit from the clear doctrinal statements found within.
To know what was believed and practiced among this numerous and influential denomination of professed Christians, has hitherho been a desideratum, which the volume before us amply supplies.
This book contains a history of Welsh Calvinistic Methodists that focuses on personalities and events that defined the movement. William Williams describes the movement’s faithful followers and their trials and tribulations, but does not neglect to discuss Welsh revivals as well.
William Williams (1840–1904) was a Welsh politician and historian. He was mayor of Swansea from 1183 to 1884 and was elected to Parliament in 1893.
The Origin and History of Methodism in Wales and the Borders
This history of Welsh Christianity, including Calvinistic Methodism, Baptist church culture, and congregationalism in Wales before 1893. This work is divided geographically, treating religious movements in each region as separate entities and tracing the growth of particular denominations as they grew and changed over time. David Young also covers John Wesley’s visits to Wales and a history of Calvinistic controversies.
David Young was a nineteenth-century Welsh historian and Calvinistic Methodist minister.