Glorious Work in the World: Welsh Methodism and the by David Ceri Jones

By David Ceri Jones

David Ceri Jones’s landmark learn situates the Welsh Methodist Revival in the context of the foreign evangelical group that thrived, rather among 1735 and 1750, and that spanned many elements of Europe and the yankee colonies. The Welsh revival used to be one constituent component of this a lot wider pan-Protestant awakening. This survey makes a speciality of the connection of the Welsh revival with its numerous sister awakenings in England, Scotland, eire, elements of France, Germany and the yankee colonies. Analysing the ability during which Methodists in Wales communicated with their fellow evangelicals, it strains the various ways that the Welsh Methodists contributed to the broader evangelical firm and argues that the Methodist Revival truly represents the delivery of Evangelicalism in Wales. ‘A excellent paintings within the World’: Welsh Methodism and the foreign Evangelical Revival, 1735-1750 should be crucial interpreting for an individual attracted to the historical past of Methodism and the Evangelical Revival, in addition to these drawn to the wider questions of literacy, well known faith, nationwide id and the eighteenth-century British Atlantic international extra commonly.

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Ward, ‘Power and piety: the origins of the religious revival in the early eighteenth century’, The Bulletin of the John Rylands Library, 63 (1980), 231–52. For an indication of the wide acceptance with which Ward’s views have been greeted see G. M. Ditchfield, ‘Methodism and the evangelical revival’, in H. T. ), A Companion to Eighteenth Century Britain (Oxford, 2002), 252–3. 11 The contribution of the Pietists to the later development of the evangelical revival has been examined most effectively in G.

99 For the Welsh response to the Restoration see Jenkins, Protestant Dissenters in Wales, pp. 39–56 and Craig D. Wood, ‘The Welsh response to the Glorious Revolution of 1688’, JWRH, 1 (2001), 15–33. 100 See Ward, The Protestant Evangelical Awakening, passim and below, pp. 17–21. 101 Rack, ‘Religious societies and the origins of Methodism’, 589–90. 102 Eryn M.

Pp. 1–5. Stoeffler, The Rise of Evangelical Pietism, pp. 13–14. 18 Lambert, ‘Pedlar in Divinity’; Harry S. Stout, The Divine Dramatist: George Whitefield and the Rise of Modern Evangelicalism (Grand Rapids, 1991), pp. xvi–xviii, 35–6; and Schlenther, ‘Religious faith and commercial empire’, pp. 141–2. 19 See Geoffrey Parker, The Thirty Years’ War (London, 1984) and Ronald G. Asch, The Thirty Years War: The Holy Roman Empire and Europe, 1618–48 (London, 1997). 20 David J. Sturdy, Fractured Europe, 1600–1721 (Oxford, 2002), pp.

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