The Methodist Review Volume 42-43

The Methodist Review Volume 42-43

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...most enduring greatness, were strongly laid in the pulpit. Probably without this genuine and unqualified success in what is universally recognized as the first business of a Methodist minister, a success which made him, almost from the start, eagerly clamored for by the leading circuits of the connection, he never could have attained the vast influence in wider ways which came to him, and on which his reputation with the general public mainly rests. What were those wider ways? One was missions. For nothing has the Wesleyan Methodist Church achieved a greater and more honorable distinction than for its conspicuous and marvelously prosperous achievements in the evangelization of the heathen. And it is quite within bounds to say that Wesleyan missions owe their prominence and precedence. among the great enterprises of Protestant Christendom to no one man so fully as to J abez Bunting. The banner that fell from the dying hand of Dr. Coke he caught up and carried forward to glorious victories. His was the leading part in.the formation of that permanent organization which Dr. Coke's death imperatively called for. He had the sagacity, the moral courage, and the power to originate and complete such plans as were necessary for the support and direction of the missionary work. The main start was made at Leeds (where he was superintendent) October, 1813, when the missionary ball was set rolling in the most vigorous way by a magnificently successful public meeting, the first of the kind. The inspiring example was gradually followed in other districts, those who held back or opposed were won over, the Conference took the mat ter up, and step after step was steadily taken until the full formation of the Wesleyan Missionary Society in 1818....show more

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  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 20mm | 685g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236773454
  • 9781236773456