A collection of hymns, for the use of the people called methodists.
London. Printed at the Conference-Office, 1804. Sixteenth edition.
12mo. v, , 8-541pp. Contemporary blind-tooled calf, metal clasps. Heavily rubbed, some surface loss to spine, corners bumped. Contemporary inked ownership inscription of Alice Bennett to FEP, with her manuscript genealogical notes to blank fly-leaves, short closed tear to leaf L7 (not touching text), a trifle dusty.
John Wesley (1703-1791), Church of England cleric, Christian theologian and founder of the evangelical Methodist movement. Wesley's writing and preachings provided the seeds for both the modern Methodist movement and the Holiness movement, which encompass numerous denominations across the world. Under Wesley's direction, Methodists became leaders in many social issues of the day, including the prison reform and abolitionism movements. Wesley's contribution as a theologian was to propose a system of opposing theological stances. His greatest theological achievement was his promotion of what he termed 'Christian Perfection', or holiness of heart and life. Wesley was among the first to preach for slaves rights, attracting significant opposition and threats to his life.£ 150.00 Antiquates Ref: 17465