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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
..., the man John Wesley comes across as more vivacious and surprising than I ever knew; we see a man ham- mering out his theology, editing literary texts, passionately helping women of every socioeconomic class, in both this world and the next, a man who was a voracious reader, a fan of the theater...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (3): 197–212.
Published: 01 September 2021
... their Bloom is gone, and lay in timely Provisions for Manhood and old Age.” 5 In the dedication to A Collection of Moral and Sacred Poems From the most Celebrated English Authors , John Wesley claims that “many have placed a Chaste Collection of English Poems, among the chief Desiderata of this Age...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 105–121.
Published: 01 April 2017
... that had long been regarded as valuable or tolerable aspects of plebeian cul- ture were reinterpreted as signs of licentiousness rather than liberty.40 At the height of the Wilkes affair, for example, John Wesley challenged the populist assumption that “every Englishman is a politician” as inclined...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (3): 165–191.
Published: 01 September 2020
... of Fashion 1 6 7 make constant judgments on the proper use or misuse of material things for themselves.6 Beyond the bishops, though still within the Church of England, fash- ion was a problem for the Methodists. John Wesley denounced fashion as an aspect of the irrational sinful customs of a frantic world...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2005) 29 (1): 109–123.
Published: 01 January 2005
.... The Cambridge Companion to Coleridge (Cambridge: Cambridge Univ., 2002). Pp. 283. $23 paper. ISBN 0-521-65909-4 Newton, John A. Susanna Wesley and the Puritan Tradition in Methodism. 2nd edn. (London: Epworth, 2002). Pp. 229. $23.99 paper. ISBN 0-7162-0562-9 Ni Uallacháin, Pádraigin. A Hidden...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (3): 129–142.
Published: 01 September 2004
... Univ., 2002). Pp. 283. $23 paper. ISBN 0-52-65909-4 Newton, John A. Susanna Wesley and the Puritan Tradition in Methodism. 2nd edn. (London: Epworth, 2002). Pp. 229. $23.99 paper. ISBN 0-762-0562-9 Ni Uallacháin, Pádraigin. A Hidden Ulster: People, Songs, and Traditions of Oriel...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2003) 27 (1): 1–27.
Published: 01 January 2003
... pupils were Daniel Defoe and poet Samuel Wesley, father to John and Charles, the founders of Methodism. Both Defoe and Wesley would have much to say about Morton’s academy later in their lives.22 Morton had been at Wadham College, Oxford, was a noted...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2006) 30 (2): 1–31.
Published: 01 April 2006
... on this point. John Wesley in 1759 described York Castle Gaol as “the most commodious prison in Europe.” 55 Smollett in 1771 depicted Matthew Bramble as passing through York a few years earlier and visiting the castle. Like Wesley, Bramble was impressed by the jail: The best, in all respects, I...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (1): 29–42.
Published: 01 January 2001
... Bowden and one Mr. Wesley. Before 1700 John Bowden was an assistant to the minister in Frome (Humphrey Philips) and became sole minister on Philips’ death. Rook Lane chapel in Frome, of which Rowe was a member, was built for Bowden in 1707 and that is where he...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (1): 92–114.
Published: 01 January 2004
... contain injunctions regarding the treatment of livestock and rules governing the killing of animals that have been interpreted as demanding at least some regard for animal wel- fare. Under the leadership of John Wesley, the Evangelical movement gave new force to the Aquinian argument. Wesley expressed...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (2): 119–135.
Published: 01 April 2016
..., and clergyman Samuel Wesley, with occasional additional help from philosopher Dr. John Norris of Bemerton. Dunton carefully concealed the actual membership of this group, however, and instead over several months developed the strategic fiction of an “Athenian Society” of a dozen men accomplished...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (3): 110–117.
Published: 01 September 2011
... Cruickshank, Joanna. Pain, Passion, and Faith: Revisiting the Place of Charles Wesley in Early Methodism (Lanham: Scarecrow/Center for the Study of World Christian Revitalization Movements, 2009). Pp. xiii + 187. $45 Darnton, Robert. The Devil in the Holy Water, or the Art of Slander from Louis...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 32–55.
Published: 01 January 2017
... such as Isaac Watts, Sam- uel Says, and John Hughes, who had been schooled in the nonconformist academy, and those who did not belong to the established church, such as John Toland, Richard Baron, and Thomas Hollis.34 In his Extract from Paradise Lost (1791), John Wesley had attempted to simplify...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (1): 69–91.
Published: 01 January 2004
... William plays in the poem’s succeeding stanzas;23 and it follows the lead of the king’s epic pan- egyrists, Sir Richard Blackmore and the dissenting Samuel Wesley. In Blackmore’s Prince Arthur: An Heroick Poem (London, 1695), William is a Christic Arthur matched to “A Heroine, by men of Royal Blood...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (2): 122–129.
Published: 01 April 2010
... York: AMS, 2009). Pp. vi + 410. $137.50. ISBN 978-0-404-63764-7 Burton, Vicki Tolar. Spiritual Literacy in John Wesley’s Methodism: Reading, Writing, and Speaking to Believe (Waco: Baylor Univ., 2008). Pp. xix + 388. $44.95. ISBN 978-1-602-58023-5 Bygrave, Stephen. Uses...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (1): 114–124.
Published: 01 January 2010
... George Ellison (1766), Hannah More’s Slavery, a Poem (1788), Thomas Clarkson’s Essay on the Slavery and Commerce of the Human Species (1786), John Wesley’s sermons, and William Wilberforce’s speeches in the House of Commons all draw on a sentimental rhetoric that seeks to move its readers...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (2): 75–104.
Published: 01 April 2014
... by the discrepancy between hospitality’s principles and its current practice.16 Individuals who claim to keep a “handsome table” in order “to do honour to religion” will not fool God, John Wesley cautioned in a sermon. Selfish- ness may masquerade as piety, the founder of Methodism claims, but God...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (3): 103–113.
Published: 01 September 2001
.... $64.95. ISBN 0- 521-63329-X Rogal, Samuel J. Susanna Annesley Wesley (1669–1742): A Biography of Strength and Love (Bristol, Ind.: Wyndham Hall, 2001). Pp. 212. $36 paper. ISBN 1-55605- 328-2 Rothschild, Emma. Economic Sentiments: Adam...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (3): 1–35.
Published: 01 September 2016
... partu virginis (1736); High Church figures such as the two Samuel Wesleys (father and son) and Charles Jennens were members and correspondents, and Johnson corresponded with George Ault, “the Learned . . . ​Teacher of the Presbyterian Congregation at Boston.”25 Johnson also encouraged...