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Pain, passion and faith : revisiting the place of Charles Wesley in early Methodism
bookposted on 2009-01-01, 00:00 authored by Joanna CruickshankJoanna Cruickshank
Pain, Passion and Faith: Revisiting the Place of Charles Wesley in Early Methodism is a significant study of the 18th-century poet and preacher Charles Wesley. Wesley was an influential figure in 18th-century English culture and society; he was co-founder of the Methodist revival movement and one of the most prolific hymn-writers in the English language. His hymns depict the Christian life as characterized by a range of intense emotions, from ecstatic joy to profound suffering.