Reverend John Wesley's Explanatory Notes upon the New Testament; one of the fundamental texts of early Methodism
Explanatory Notes upon the New Testament.
Item Number: 82601
London: Printed for the Author, 1788.
Fifth edition of Reverend John Wesley’s Methodist doctrinal standard. Quarto, bound in three quarters morocco, black morocco spine label, gilt titles to the spine, engraved frontispiece portrait of Wesley by Ridley from an original drawing by Edridge. In near fine condition. An exceptional example.
One of the three founders of Methodism, English minister John Wesley wrote, edited and abridged over 400 theological and political publications. A clear and concise writer, his Forty-Four Sermons and Notes Upon the New Testament became Methodist doctrinal standards distinguished by Wesley's theological focus on the primacy of Scripture, assurance of salvation, imparted righteousness, and the possibility of perfection in love. A key step in the development of Wesley's ministry was travelling and preaching outdoors; moving across England and Ireland Wesley appointed hundreds of unordained evangelists who, in turn, traveled and preached as he did, becoming leaders in resolving many social issues of the day including the abolition of slavery.