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John Wesley

Religion (17-Jun-1703 — 2-Mar-1791)


Marjorie Bowen. Wrestling Jacob: A Study of the Life of John Wesley and Some Members of the Family. Heinemann. 1937. 395pp.

Adrian Burdon. Authority and Order: John Wesley and His Preachers. Ashgate Publishing. 2005. 117pp.

Bufford W. Coe. John Wesley and Marriage. Lehigh University Press. 1996. 177pp.

Thomas J. Dodd. John Wesley: A Study for the Times. Cranston & Stowe. 1891. 152pp.

W. L. Doughty. John Wesley: Preacher. London: Epworth Press. 1955. 213pp.

George Eayrs. John Wesley: Christian Philosopher and Church Founder. London: Epworth Press. 1926. 288pp.

Maldwyn Edwards. John Wesley and the Eighteenth Century: A Study of His Social and Political Influence. George Allen & Unwin. 1933. 220pp.

James J. Ellis. John Wesley. New York and Chicago: Fleming H. Revell Company. 1891. 228pp.

J. Brazier Green. John Wesley and William Law. London: Epworth Press. 1945. 224pp.

V. H. H. Green. John Wesley. Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co.. 1881. 192pp.

G. Elsie Harrison. Son to Susanna: The Private Life of John Wesley. Ivor Nicholson and Watson. 1937. 353pp.

John Fletcher Hurst. John Wesley the Methodist: A Plain Account of His Life and Work. New York: Eaton & Mains. 1903. 319pp. Authorship credited as "By a Methodist Preacher."

William Holden Hutton. John Wesley. London: Macmillan. 1927. 181pp.

John Kent. Wesley and the Wesleyans: Religion in Eighteenth-Century Britain. Cambridge University Press. 2002. 229pp.

Umphrey Lee. The Lord's Horseman: John Wesley the Man. Abingdon Press. 1928. 220pp.

Umphrey Lee. John Wesley and Modern Religion. Nashville: Cokesbury Press. 1936. 354pp.

Matthieu Lelièvre. Translated by Alfred J. French. John Wesley: His Life and Work. Charles H. Kelly. 1900. 274pp. Translation of John Wesley: Sa vie et son oeuvre

Abram Lipsky. John Wesley: A Portrait. New York: Simon & Schuster. 1928. 305pp.

Arnold Lunn. John Wesley. Dial Press. 1929. 381pp.

William Henry Meredith. The Real John Wesley: A Bicentennial Contribution. Cincinnati: Jennings and Pye. 1903. 425pp.

Thomas C. Oden. John Wesley's Scriptural Christianity: A Plain Exposition of His Teaching on Christian Doctrine. Zondervan. 1994. 376pp.

J. H. Overton. John Wesley. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company. 1891. 216pp.

Maximin Piette. Translated by J. B. Howard. John Wesley in the Evolution of Protestantism. New York: Sheed & Ward. 1938. 576pp.

G. Holden Pike. John Wesley: The Man and His Mission. London: Religious Tract Society. 1904. 190pp.

John W. Prince. Wesley on Religious Education: A Study of John Wesley's Theories and Methods of the Education of Children in Religion. The Methodist Book Concern. 1924. 164pp.

James H. Rigg. The Living Wesley: As He Was in His Youth and in His Prime. London: Wesleyan Conference Office. 1875. 208pp.

Samuel J. Rogal. The Financial Aspects of John Wesley's British Methodism (1720-1791). Edwin Mellen Press. 2002. 166pp.

Samuel J. Rogal. John Wesley in Ireland, 1747-1789. Edwin Mellen Press. 1993. 829pp.

Kenneth E. Rowe (editor). The Place of Wesley in the Christian Tradition. Scarecrow Press. 1976. 165pp. Essays at Drew University to celebrate Oxford's edition of Wesley.

Martin Schmidt. Translated by Norman Goldhawk. John Wesley: A Theological Biography. Abingdon Press. 1963. (2 vols.)

Oscar Sherwin. John Wesley: Friend of the People. Twayne. 1961. 234pp.

John S. Simon. John Wesley and the Methodist Societies. London: Epworth Press. 1923. 381pp.

John S. Simon. John Wesley: The Master-Builder. London: Epworth Press. 1927. 344pp.

John S. Simon. John Wesley: The Last Phase. Epworth Press. 1934. 355pp.

F. J. Snell. Wesley and Methodism. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 1900. 243pp.

John Telford. The Life of John Wesley. Hodder and Stoughton. 1886. 363pp.

Stephen Tomkins. John Wesley: A Biography. William B. Eerdmans Publishing. 2003. 208pp.

Robert G. Tuttle. John Wesley: His Life and Theology. Zondervan. 1978. 368pp.

L. Tyerman. The Life and Times of the Rev. John Wesley, M.A., Founder of the Methodists. New York: Harper and Brothers. 1872. (3 vols.) 564pp. + 618pp. + 699pp.

Colwyn Edward Vulliamy. John Wesley. Bles. 1931. 370pp.

John Donald Wade. John Wesley. New York: Coward-McCann. 1930. 301pp.

Richard Watson; with John Emory. The Life of Rev. John Wesley, A.M.: Founder of the Methodist Societies. New York: Lane & Scott. 1850. 323pp.

Julia Wedgwood. John Wesley and the Evangelical Reaction of the Eighteenth Century. London: Macmillan. 1870. 412pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Wikipedia [link]

  4. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition

  5. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1546)

  6. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature (p.400)

  7. British Authors Before 1800 (p.557)

  8. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.1106)

  9. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.511)

  10. Concise Biographical Dictionary of Famous Men and Women (p.725)

  11. Who's Who in Europe, 1450-1750 (p.311)

  12. The Penguin Companion to English Literature (p.550)

  13. The Hutchinson Dictionary of Ideas (p.536)

  14. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.108)

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