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 frequently been considered as being affected by irreconcilable theological modifications. in reality, 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 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 techniques: both to simply accept God's forgiveness or to reject it in want of following one's personal method.

Most books long ago have fascinated by those John Wesley's and George Whitefield's transformations, yet what has been neglected 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 specializes in the major topics upon which either males agreed. It stresses the commonalties among the 2 leaders of British Methodism and illustrates the good lengths either went to on the way 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 members to unfold the message of salvation via Christ. writer James Schwenk argues that they have been profitable in selling that spirit of cooperation, whilst a few of their fans did not know how difficult they labored at making "molehills out of mountains."

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