Glorious Work in the World: Welsh Methodism and the by David Ceri Jones
By David Ceri Jones
David Ceri Jones’s landmark research situates the Welsh Methodist Revival in the context of the overseas evangelical neighborhood that thrived, fairly among 1735 and 1750, and that spanned many elements of Europe and the yank colonies. The Welsh revival was once one constituent component to this a lot wider pan-Protestant awakening. This survey makes a speciality of the connection of the Welsh revival with its numerous sister awakenings in England, Scotland, eire, components of France, Germany and the yank colonies. Analysing the capability wherein Methodists in Wales communicated with their fellow evangelicals, it lines the various ways that the Welsh Methodists contributed to the broader evangelical company and argues that the Methodist Revival truly represents the delivery of Evangelicalism in Wales. ‘A wonderful paintings within the World’: Welsh Methodism and the overseas Evangelical Revival, 1735-1750 should be crucial studying for an individual drawn to the historical past of Methodism and the Evangelical Revival, in addition to these drawn to the wider questions of literacy, well known faith, nationwide id and the eighteenth-century British Atlantic international extra typically.
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41 George Whitefield was undoubtedly the pioneer of evangelicalism in England. Like both Howel Harris and Daniel Rowland in Wales, Whitefield experienced a life-changing evangelical conversion in 1735. He had graduated from the rigidly disciplined High Church piety of the Oxford ‘Holy Club’42 and had used his conversion as the springboard from which to seek ordination in the Established Church. Having been ordained as a deacon in 1736 by Bishop Benson of Gloucester, his home city, Whitefield preached his first sermon there in June of the same year and was censured by the 39 T.
G. Jones, ‘John Penry: government, order and the “perishing souls” of Wales’, Transactions of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion (1993), 47–81. 91 Hill, ‘Puritans and the “dark corners of the land” ’, p. 34. 92 See Geraint H. Jenkins, Protestant Dissenters in Wales, 1639–1689 (Cardiff, 1992), pp. 17–23 and Christopher Hill, ‘Propagating the Gospel’, in H. E. Bell and R. L. Ollard (eds), Historical Essays, 1600–1750: Presented to David Ogg (London, 1963), pp. 35–59. AN INTERNATIONAL EVANGELICAL AWAKENING 37 have its own company of itinerant preachers and a body of commissioners was established which had the power to examine existing ministers and to dismiss those who were deemed less than orthodox.
49 When he returned to England a year later, in December 1738, the momentum that he had built up before his departure had been largely dissipated, and his absence had allowed the recently converted Wesley brothers to gain the upper hand and to snatch the initiative from him. 43 George Whitefield to Mr H. (30 June 1736), in Iain H. ), George Whitefield’s Letters, 1734–1742 (Edinburgh, 1976), p. 97. ), George Whitefield’s Journals, p. 77. , p. 76. For more on Broughton see Luke Tyerman, The Oxford Methodists: Memoirs of Rev.