Catholic Spirit: Wesley, Whitefield, and the Quest for by James L. Schwenk

By James L. Schwenk

the connection among John Wesley and George Whitefield has usually been seen as being affected by irreconcilable theological adjustments. in truth, for a number of years, the connection among those leaders of the revival of the Christian religion in eighteenth-century England used to be strained virtually to the brink. 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 nevertheless argued that every individual has positioned prior to them thoughts: both to simply accept God's forgiveness or to reject it in want of following one's personal means.

Most books long ago have involved in those John Wesley's and George Whitefield's variations, yet what has been missed is the lasting friendship among those males, which, after a short interval of separation, used to be restored for the sake of the continuation of the revival stream on continents. Catholic Spirit: Wesley, Whitefield, and the hunt for Evangelical cohesion in Eighteenth-Century British Methodism makes a speciality of the foremost 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 that allows you to extra the revival of the Christian faith in England and North the United States. either Wesley and Whitefield declare to own "Catholic spirits," that's, they either believed the significance of operating with different like-minded participants to unfold the message of salvation via Christ. writer James Schwenk argues that they have been winning in selling that spirit of cooperation, at the same time a few of their fans didn't know the way demanding they labored at making "molehills out of mountains."

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