The Rev.d John Wesley, A.M. Fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford. Born at Epworth in Lincolnshire June 28.th 1703. Died in London. March 2.d 1791.[Remarque:] Epworth Church.
Published Aug.t 1.st. 1825 by the Rev.d Tho.s Roberts, Bristol.
Mezzotint and etching with remarque of Epworth Church. Plate 349 x 252mm. 13¾ x 10". Some time staining.
John Wesley (1703-1791) the founder of the Methodist movement which, under his organisation, grew from the 'Holy Club' of his Oxford friends into a great religious rival. An indefatigable traveller, preacher and writer, Wesley averaged 8,000 miles a year on horseback and gave 15 sermons a week. He was the brother of Charles, the divine and hymn-writer, and uncle of Samuel Wesley, the composer and organist. The movement took form from its third rise in the early 1740s with Wesley, along with others, itinerant field preaching and the subsequent founding of religious societies for the formation of believers. This was the first widely successful evangelical movement in the United Kingdom. Wesley's Methodist Connexion included societies throughout England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland before spreading to other parts of the English-speaking world and beyond. He divided his religious societies further into classes and bands for intensive accountability and religious instruction.
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