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Sunday, March 2, 2008

John Wesley


wesleyb.jpgwesleyb.jpg02 March 1791. John Wesley (b. June 17, 1703) dies in London at 88. He, along with with his younger brother Charles, founded the "Methodist Movement" (sometimes called "Wesleyan Movement") in the 1730s. One writer sums up this remarkable Christian preacher and hymnodist's accomplishments as follows:




"Over the span of his ministry, John Wesley travelled over 250,000 miles on horseback, preached some 42,000 sermons, and wrote thirty books. He also wrote, edited, or translated over 200 volumes of sermons, commentaries and hymns, and he produced his Christian Library of 50 volumes. He could preach in English, German, French, and Italian. Wesley's Journal, covering fifty-six years of ministry, simply boggles the mind. Some say it is the most exhaustive work of biographical information ever penned by man. John Wesley may very well have been the most active preacher the world has ever known... final word was 'Farewell.'"


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