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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (2): 80–110.
Published: 01 April 2012
...Brett C. McInelly This paper explores some of the ways hymns informed the Methodist revival. I argue that the hymns can be better understood as the site of a complex negotiation between John and Charles Wesley and their followers, as the brothers attempted to steer the movement away from charges...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (1): 108–111.
Published: 01 January 2016
... Review Essay Performing the Self: Methodist, Secular, and Postsecular Productions Lori Branch University of Iowa Misty G. Anderson. Imagining Methodism in Eighteenth-Century Britain: Enthusiasm, Belief...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (1): 76–98.
Published: 01 January 2019
...Andrew Black The anxiety of the eighteenth-century establishment church to the growing phenomenon of Methodism is chronicled in over nine hundred anti- Methodist texts published between 1738 and 1800. Anti-Methodist literature attempts to explain a dissident movement that challenged the supremacy...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (3): 55–58.
Published: 01 September 2015
... Copyright 2015 by Duke University Press 55 56   Eighteenth-Century Life tises on Lockean political theory. An extended reading of Humphry ­Clinker illustrates how mainstream rhetoric towards Methodists develops in the mid- dle decades of the century from fear...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (3): 165–191.
Published: 01 September 2020
... in relation to things. Most surviving religious diaries of any detail were penned by nonconformists, or Anglican Methodists and Evangelicals who had expe- rienced a spiritual awakening. The conventionally devout were apparently less discursive. These two diarists are invaluable, then, for revealing the world...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (1): 134–136.
Published: 01 January 2014
... in Wales (briefly mentioned) metamorphosed into a major Congregational col- lege at Cheshunt in the nineteenth century, a remarkable instance of one wom- an’s impact on the religious and educational life of the nation. Methodism is discussed too much in terms of anti-­Methodist satire. The other...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (3): 85–87.
Published: 01 September 2013
..., 1967); Ty M. Reese, “ ‘Sheep in the Jaws of So Many Ravenous Wolves’: The Slave Trade and Anglican Missionary Activity at Cape Coast Castle, 1752 – ​1816,” Journal of Religion in Africa 34 (September 2004): 348 – ​72; Travis Glasson, “Missionaries, Methodists, and a Ghost: Philip Quaque...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (3): 105–109.
Published: 01 September 2013
.... The lack of reference to accusations of enthusiasm against Quakers, or for that matter Methodists, is puzzling, especially in a book with a transatlantic orientation. Quaker commerce and antislavery agitation might have proved an interesting complement, for exam- ple, to the book’s concerns...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (3): 143–147.
Published: 01 September 2019
... were barbaric 1 4 6 Eighteenth-Century Life to the degree that they lacked this invention. Still other authors of the early eighteenth century, such as the Methodist teacher Joseph Barker, argued that denying writing instruction to the poor was a cruelty, even a denial of their full humanity. Yet...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (3): 1–29.
Published: 01 September 2023
..., you will soon reform every body at Mansfield and Thornton Lacey; and when I hear of you next, it may be as a celebrated preacher in some great society of Methodists, or as a missionary into foreign parts” (458). Mary Crawford no longer condemns clergy as indolent and hedonistic, a “common-place...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2006) 30 (1): 76–91.
Published: 01 January 2006
... of works by two such oppositionists, Jonas Han- way, a merchant and philanthropist, and William Romaine, a Methodist minister. Although Singer convincingly makes his case, one cannot help but wish that the essay provided a richer historical context for the issues it presents. The essay would have...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 105–121.
Published: 01 April 2017
...: Thoemmes, 1998), 138–39. 42.  For Wesley’s political views, see Bernard Semmel, The Methodist Revolution (London: Heinemann, 1974), chapter 3, and David Hempton, Methodism and Politics in British Society, 1750–1850 (London: Hutchinson, 1984), chapter 2. 43.  William Cowper, The Task (1785...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (2): 63–77.
Published: 01 April 2001
... out from the surrounding material. Fearon describes a visit to a whites- only Methodist church in Philadelphia, in which he literally begins as an outsider looking in but expresses increasing fascination: I went at 8 o’clock in the evening. The door...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (2): 3–18.
Published: 01 April 2001
... of Scott’s Dryden, likewise took the poet to task for his “ignorance of virtu- ous emotions,” for as one contributor to the Methodist Magazine warned, Dryden would “frequently pollute” (quoted in Amarasinghe, p. 106). Slovenly, vulgar, and morally flaccid, hyperrational...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (3): 62–79.
Published: 01 September 2001
... Methodist bands” (p. 215). 16. A Six Months Tour through the North of England, 4 vols. (1771). Reprints of Economic Classics (N.Y.: Augustus M. Kelley, 1967), 3: 261–62. 17. “The Two Shoemakers,” in The Complete Works of Hannah More (hereafter CW), 2 vols...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (2): 64–91.
Published: 01 April 2009
... if Methodist preach- ing loosened the bonds of deference. The plight of poor vicars and curates was a constant source of worry, and the aspirations of farmers provoked scorn and indignation. But The Gentleman’s Magazine conveyed no sense that the disorganized rabble might become organized, under...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 197–230.
Published: 01 January 2017
... and nasty poems about physical misfortunes. Other examples come easily to mind. The Methodist preacher George Whitefield (1714–70) had a severe squint in his left eye; Samuel Foote mimicked him as Dr. Squintum, and the Deformity Poems and Other Nasties 2 1 9 nickname stuck...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (3): 57–88.
Published: 01 September 2017
..., in control, and is a gentleman. A gentleman can marry Sophia. A Blifil cannot. He converts to Methodism in hopes of marrying a rich Methodist widow (book 18, chapter 13). Tom’s put-down later gets him knocked on the head, but first hints that both Sophia and Tom will be safe. By the end of the novel...