Love's Redeeming Work: The Wesleys and Early Evangelical Spirituality

Speaker(s): Bruce Hindmarsh, Mark Noll
Date: Spring 2019
Length: 13hrs
Product ID: RGDL4912S

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This course introduces the spirituality of the eighteenth-century evangelical revivals with a special focus on the life and ministry of John and Charles Wesley. Consideration of the revivals' broader contexts will be balanced by special attention to the Wesley brothers, who were key figures not only in the birth of Methodism, but also in the quest more widely for 'true religion' in the modern world. Through their letters, journals, sermons, abridgements, and especially their hymns, students will discover a distinctive form of Christian devotion that transformed the lives of thousands of women and men as 'love's redeeming work' was proclaimed with a new urgency in the midst of a rapidly changing world.

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Bruce Hindmarsh is the James M. Houston Professor of Spiritual Theology at Regent College. He also serves as the President of the American Society of Church History. He is author of John Newton and the English Evangelical Tradition: Between the Conversion of Wesley and Wilberforce and The Evangelical Conversion Narrative, and his articles have appeared in Church History and the Journal of Ecclesiastical History.

Mark A. Noll is Francis A. McAnaney Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame, as well as co-founder of the Institute of American Evangelicals at Wheaton College. He is author of many books, including Protestantism: A Very Short Introduction, The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind, A History of Christianity in the United States and Canada, and Is the Reformation Over?: An Evangelical Assessment of Contemporary Roman Catholicism.

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