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John Wesley in America


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Introduction 1: John Wesley's Conception and Practice of Primitive Christianity 2: Primitive Christianity on the Simmonds 3: Versions of Primitive Christianity: Wesley s Relations with the Moravians and Salzburgers 4: Creating Primitive Christianity Anew: Wesley s Ministry in Georgia 5: Opposition to Wesley s Primitive Christianity in Georgia Conclusion

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Geordan Hammond is Director of the Manchester Wesley Research Centre and Senior Lecturer in Church History and Wesley Studies at Nazarene Theological College (Manchester, UK). He is co-editor of Wesley and Methodist Studies, is a Fellow of The University of Manchester and Australasian Centre for Wesleyan Research, and is a Member of the Royal Historical Society. Currently he serves on the committees of the Charles Wesley Society and Ecclesiastical History Society. His teaching and research is in church history and historical theology with a particular focus on Methodism and the Church of England in the eighteenth century.


a rich and detailed book * Isabel Rivers, 1650-1850: Ideas, Aesthetics, and Inquiries of the Early Modern Era *
John Wesley in America breaks new ground as a detailed and careful study of Wesley's time in Georgia. The book demonstrates the importance of primitive Christianity in Wesley's thinking during this period of time and suggests that this vision, though modified slightly, continued to be at the core of Wesley's theology and practice during his leadership of Wesleyan Methodism. Hammond's work joins the work of Ted Campbell on Wesley's understanding of early Christianity and Richard P. Heitzenrater on Wesley in Oxford and Georgia as an essential resource for understanding the early Wesley. * Kevin M. Watson, Journal of Religion *
This is a welcome and refreshed account of Wesley in America, and I am sure it will be widely read. * Sarah Apetri, Wesley and Methodist Studies *
Geordan Hammond's valuable and deeply researched study of the Georgia mission of 1735-7 offers a fresh assessment of John Wesley's effort at 'saving [his] own soul' by planting primitive Christianity anew in virgin territory ... this is a welcome and refreshed account of 'Wesley in America', and I am sure it will be widely read. * Sarah Apetrei, Wesley and Methodist Studies *

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