The practical and theological development of eighteenth-century Methodism.This second edition of Richard P. Heitzenrater's groundbreaking survey of the Wesleyan movement is the story of the many
people who contributed to the theology, organization, and mission of Methodism. This updated version addresses recent
research from the past twenty years; includes an extensive bibliography; and fleshes out such topics as the means of grace;
Conference; "Large" Minutes; Charles Wesley; Wesley and America; ordination; prison ministry; apostolic church;
music; children; Susanna and Samuel Wesley; the Christian library; itinerancy; connectionalism; doctrinal standards; and John
Wesley as historian, Oxford don, and preacher.
About the Author
Richard P. Heitzenrater
Richard P. Heitzenrater is William Kellon Quick Professor Emeritus of Church History and Wesley Studies at The Divinity
School, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina; and General Editor of the Bicentennial Edition of the Works of John
Wesley. He is also a member of the board of Kingswood Books. He lives in Durham, North Carolina.