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Wesley [Westley], John (1703-1791), Church of England clergyman and a founder of Methodism

Henry D. Rack

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/29069

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Early life, 1703-1720 | Oxford and the Holy Club, 1720-1735 | Georgia, 1735-1738 | Conversion, 1738 | Methodism emerges, 1738-1743 | Methodism organized and attacked, 1744-1748 | Love and marriage, 1749-1751 | Methodism and the Church of England, 1752-1760 | The perfectionist controversy, 1760-1770 | The Calvinist controversy, 1770-1775 | Politics and America, 1775-1784 | Securing the future, 1784-1788 | Last years and death, 1788-1791 | Doctrine and devotion | Political and social attitudes | Preacher and author | Appearance and character | Significance and legacy

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