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Charles Wesley, Preacher

Kenneth G. C. Newport

in The Sermons of Charles Wesley

Published in print September 2001 | ISBN: 9780198269496
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191600807 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198269498.003.0002
Charles Wesley, Preacher

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This chapter considers Wesley as the powerful and successful preacher he clearly was. Contemporary sources are cited and analysed, together with entries from Wesley's copious and largely unpublished Journal. The open‐air preaching is examined, and what can be observed of Wesley's style is set in the context of the eighteenth‐century sermon genres.

Keywords: extempore preaching; eighteenth‐century sermon; preaching style; Charles Wesley

Chapter.  12050 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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