Living Thoughts of John Wesley

Living Thoughts of John Wesley : A Comprehensive Selection of the Living Thoughts of the Founder of Methodism as Contained in His Miscellaneous Works (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Living Thoughts of John Wesley: A Comprehensive Selection of the Living Thoughts of the Founder of Methodism as Contained in His Miscellaneous Works The works of Rev. John Wesley are a gold-mine of doctrine and instruction; but, like other gold-mines, they contain a few things which are not gold. The two volumes of his sermons are nearly all pure gold. His journals and correspondence are also rich and valuable. His miscellaneous writings, however, require some sifting before their circulation in this country can be much revived. There is so much of the controversial element in them, so much of personal or merely local reference having no present significance, and so much of general discussion and argumenta tion pertaining to the Old World of a century ago that Amer icans do not feel much interested in them. Many trivial matters are also to be found, and several of the important treatises, like the French, Latin, Greek, and Hebrew grammars, have become obsolete. But scattered along among these old documents are many liter ary and doctrinal gems of rarest value, needing only a new' typographical background, better mechanical finish, and more modern arrangement and setting to be. Appreciated at their worth and eagerly sought for by all good people. To separate these gems from their old surroundings, group them in convenient and attractive form, and to preserve them from loss in the transition has been the undertaking of the pres ent compiler. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 566 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 29mm | 748g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243116888
  • 9780243116881