James L. Schwenk's Catholic Spirit: Wesley, Whitefield, and the Quest for PDF

By James L. Schwenk

ISBN-10: 0810858371

ISBN-13: 9780810858374

the connection among John Wesley and George Whitefield has frequently been seen as being affected by irreconcilable theological adjustments. actually, for numerous years, the connection among those leaders of the revival of the Christian religion in eighteenth-century England used to be strained virtually to the verge of collapse. Whitefield, a Calvinist, believed that every person who ever lived was once both destined for the glories of heaven or the horrors of hell as a result of an irrevocable decree of God. Wesley however argued that every individual has positioned earlier than them thoughts: both to just accept God's forgiveness or to reject it in desire of following one's personal manner.

Most books long ago have fascinated with those John Wesley's and George Whitefield's adjustments, yet what has been ignored is the lasting friendship among those males, which, after a short interval of separation, was once restored for the sake of the continuation of the revival stream on continents. Catholic Spirit: Wesley, Whitefield, and the search for Evangelical cohesion in Eighteenth-Century British Methodism makes a speciality of the main subject matters upon which either males agreed. It stresses the commonalties among the 2 leaders of British Methodism and illustrates the nice lengths either went to with a view to extra the revival of the Christian faith in England and North the USA. either Wesley and Whitefield declare to own "Catholic spirits," that's, they either believed the significance of operating with different like-minded contributors to unfold the message of salvation via Christ. writer James Schwenk argues that they have been winning in selling that spirit of cooperation, whilst a few of their fans didn't know how challenging they labored at making "molehills out of mountains."

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