The first critical and complete edition of Charles Wesley's manuscript journal in two volumes.
While remaining firmly committed to the Church of England, Charles Wesley shared in the founding of Methodism, a religious movement that has had far-reaching social and religious influence worldwide. These volumes of Charles Wesley's manuscript journal is the first complete edition. Included are all transcribed shorthand passages, words that Charles underlined, other forms of emphasis or peculiarities in Charles's script, word that Charles struck out. Any uncertain reading or transcription is indicated in the footnotes. In addition there is an annotated index of persons, places, and sermon texts in Volume II. Volume I is Wesley's manuscript journal from 1736 to 1741. Volume II is Wesley's manuscript journal from 1743 to 1756.
Kenneth Newport BA, MA, MSt., DPhil (Oxon) is Assistant Vice-Chancellor (Research and Academic Development) and Professor of Christian Thought at Liverpool Hope University. Prior to coming to Hope, Kenneth taught at the University of Manchester, St Andrews University and in Hong Kong. He is a priest in the Church of England. Kenneth has published widely in a number of areas, and has a particular interest in early Methodism (especially the life, literature, theology and legacy of Charles Wesley) and in millennialism.
Dr. Steven Kimbrough, Jr., is a Research Fellow of the Center for Studies in the Wesleyan Tradition of the Duke Divinity School. He is also a member of the Center of Theological Inquiry in Princeton, NJ, and an internationally known scholar and musician who has devoted years to the study of Charles Wesley's verse. He was a Consultant to the Hymnal Revision Committee of The United Methodist Church.
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