A volume of letters and engravings
related to the life and work of John Wesley, English evangelist and founder of
Charles Wesley (1703-1791) was an English clergyman, theologian, and leader of the movement
in the Church of England that became Methodism. Wesley was born in Epworth, England, the
fifteenth child of Samuel Wesley and Susanna Annesley. He graduated from Christ Church,
Oxford and was elected a fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford in 1726; in 1728, Wesley was
ordained a priest in the Church of England. He broke away from the Church of England in 1739
and established the first Methodist societies in Bristol and Kingswood, England; during his
life, Wesley, wrote, edited or abridged almost 400 publications.
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