The Wesleys in Cornwall, 1743-1789 : a record of their activities town by town / Samuel J. Rogal.

By: Rogal, Samuel J [author.]
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2015Description: vi, 244 pages ; 23 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780786499717; 0786499710Subject(s): Wesley, John, 1703-1791 -- Travel -- England -- Cornwall (County) | Wesley, Charles, 1707-1788 -- Travel -- England -- Cornwall (County) | Methodist Church (Great Britain) -- History -- 18th century | Methodist Church -- Missions -- England -- Cornwall (County) -- History -- 18th century | Missionaries -- England -- Cornwall (County) -- History -- 18th century | Cornwall (England : County) -- Church history -- 18th century | Great Britain -- Church history -- 18th centuryDDC classification: 287.09423/709033 LOC classification: BX8495.W5 | R596 2015
Contents:
Cornwall : An Introduction -- Methodism in Eighteenth-Century Cornwall -- The Places -- Summary, Conclusion and Assessment -- Appendices: Table 1: Preachers, Cornwall Circuit (1746/1791); Table 2: Membership, Cornwall Methodist Societies (1765/1791); Table 3: Funds Allocated to Cornwall (1766/1791); Table 4: Places Visited by Charles Wesley/John Wesley -- Index to Citations from Scriptures -- Index of Persons and Places.
Scope and content: "In half-century of missionary work throughout England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland, brothers John and Charles Wesley found the southwestern county of Cornwall to be among their most serious theological and social challenges. The men were more interested in the bulk of their pocketbooks than the status of their souls. The clergy of the Church of England opposed the Wesleys and their itinerant preachers, encouraging Anglicans to disrupt the Wesleys' outdoor services and to attack and burn Methodist preaching houses. This book considers the mission with a close reading of the Wesleys writings, and covers the overall history of 18th-century British Methodism and its contribution to the religious and social history of the British Empire"--Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-227) and indexes.

Cornwall : An Introduction -- Methodism in Eighteenth-Century Cornwall -- The Places -- Summary, Conclusion and Assessment -- Appendices: Table 1: Preachers, Cornwall Circuit (1746/1791); Table 2: Membership, Cornwall Methodist Societies (1765/1791); Table 3: Funds Allocated to Cornwall (1766/1791); Table 4: Places Visited by Charles Wesley/John Wesley -- Index to Citations from Scriptures -- Index of Persons and Places.

"In half-century of missionary work throughout England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland, brothers John and Charles Wesley found the southwestern county of Cornwall to be among their most serious theological and social challenges. The men were more interested in the bulk of their pocketbooks than the status of their souls. The clergy of the Church of England opposed the Wesleys and their itinerant preachers, encouraging Anglicans to disrupt the Wesleys' outdoor services and to attack and burn Methodist preaching houses. This book considers the mission with a close reading of the Wesleys writings, and covers the overall history of 18th-century British Methodism and its contribution to the religious and social history of the British Empire"--Provided by publisher.

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