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John Wesley in America: Restoring Primitive Christianity

Geordan Hammond


Why did John Wesley leave the halls of academia at Oxford to become a Church of England missionary in the newly established colony of Georgia? Was his ministry in America a success or a failure? These questions—which have engaged numerous biographers of Wesley—have often been approached from the vantage point of later developments in Methodism. This book addresses Wesley’s Georgia mission in fresh perspective by interpreting it in its immediate context. In order to re-evaluate this period of Wesley’s life, careful consideration is given to his writings and those of his contemporaries. The cent ... More

Keywords: primitive Christianity, primitive church, early church, High Church, patristic, Nonjuror(s), Church of England, Methodism/Methodist, ecclesiology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780198701606
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198701606.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Geordan Hammond, author
Director, Manchester Wesley Research Centre