John Wesley and revolution

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Villa-Vicencio, Charles en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Grassow, Peter en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2015-10-14T12:34:13Z
dc.date.available 2015-10-14T12:34:13Z
dc.date.issued 1989 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Grassow, P. 1989. John Wesley and revolution. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/14241
dc.description Bibliography: leaves 96-100. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract In 1988 Methodist people throughout the world were encouraged to commemorate the two hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the evangelical ·conversion of John Wesley. This thesis arises from a questioning of the exclusive emphasis placed by so many upon Wesley's Aldersgate experience. The question asked is whether Wesley's heart-warming experience was indeed the turning point of his theology and practice, or whether there were other equally important (or even more important) moments in his life. A fresh reading of Wesley has shown that the promotion of this one event in his life has led to a narrow focus which is not born out by his faith and practice. Not only were there many moments of decision in his life, such as the 1725 discovery of Jeremy Taylor's Rules and Exercises of Holy Living and Holy Dying, his submission· to become "more vile" through field preaching in 1739, or his 1784 decision to ordain priests, but each of such moments signified a change in the direction of his life. One such moment was Wesley's decision to respond to the American Revolution. This decision to enter the world of politics proved to be a turning point in his thought and practice, which holds unexplored potential for the political practice of the people called Methodist. It is therefore appropriate that during the anniversary celebrations of Aldersgate, Wesley's thought should be explored beyond the narrow confines imposed by this Aldersgate mania. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Religious Studies en_ZA
dc.subject.other Methodism en_ZA
dc.title John Wesley and revolution en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Religious Studies en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MA en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Grassow, P. (1989). <i>John Wesley and revolution</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Religious Studies. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/14241 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Grassow, Peter. <i>"John Wesley and revolution."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Religious Studies, 1989. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/14241 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Grassow P. John Wesley and revolution. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Religious Studies, 1989 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/14241 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Grassow, Peter AB - In 1988 Methodist people throughout the world were encouraged to commemorate the two hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the evangelical ·conversion of John Wesley. This thesis arises from a questioning of the exclusive emphasis placed by so many upon Wesley's Aldersgate experience. The question asked is whether Wesley's heart-warming experience was indeed the turning point of his theology and practice, or whether there were other equally important (or even more important) moments in his life. A fresh reading of Wesley has shown that the promotion of this one event in his life has led to a narrow focus which is not born out by his faith and practice. Not only were there many moments of decision in his life, such as the 1725 discovery of Jeremy Taylor's Rules and Exercises of Holy Living and Holy Dying, his submission· to become "more vile" through field preaching in 1739, or his 1784 decision to ordain priests, but each of such moments signified a change in the direction of his life. One such moment was Wesley's decision to respond to the American Revolution. This decision to enter the world of politics proved to be a turning point in his thought and practice, which holds unexplored potential for the political practice of the people called Methodist. It is therefore appropriate that during the anniversary celebrations of Aldersgate, Wesley's thought should be explored beyond the narrow confines imposed by this Aldersgate mania. DA - 1989 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 1989 T1 - John Wesley and revolution TI - John Wesley and revolution UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/14241 ER - en_ZA


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