For forty years on either side of the death of John Wesley in 1791, Thomas Coke was a key figure in the development of Methodism on both sides of the Atlantic. His surviving correspondence is the most personal evidence he has left us of a man who wore his heart on his sleeve. Coke's letters also give us contemporary insight into some of the events which began the transformation of an evangelical movement into a worldwide communion of Churches.
This critical edition gives a comparison to earlier editions, as well as references to names and locations for historical study.
John A. Vickers is retired as Head of Bognor Regis College, Department of Religious and Social Studies, in Bognor Regis, United Kingdom.
He is an author, indexer, editor, and publisher. His books include: The Story of Canterbury Methodism; Thomas Coke: Apostle of Methodism; Methodism in a Cathedral City; The Journals of Dr. Thomas Coke; and in the children's Ladybird series, John Wesley, founder of Methodism. He has been a member of the Methodist Archives and History committee and of the Wesley History Society Executive, and Archivist for the Southampton Methodist District in Great Britian.