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By James L. Schwenk

the connection among John Wesley and George Whitefield has usually been seen as being affected by irreconcilable theological alterations. in reality, for numerous years, the connection among those leaders of the revival of the Christian religion in eighteenth-century England used to be strained virtually to the brink. Whitefield, a Calvinist, believed that every person who ever lived used to be both destined for the glories of heaven or the horrors of hell as a result of an irrevocable decree of God. Wesley however argued that every individual has put prior to them thoughts: both to just accept God's forgiveness or to reject it in desire of following one's personal means.

Most books long ago have desirous about those John Wesley's and George Whitefield's adjustments, yet what has been neglected is the lasting friendship among those males, which, after a short interval of separation, used to be restored for the sake of the continuation of the revival flow on continents. Catholic Spirit: Wesley, Whitefield, and the hunt for Evangelical cohesion in Eighteenth-Century British Methodism specializes in the most important subject matters upon which either males agreed. It stresses the commonalties among the 2 leaders of British Methodism and illustrates the nice lengths either went to which will additional the revival of the Christian faith in England and North the US. either Wesley and Whitefield declare to own "Catholic spirits," that's, they either believed the significance of operating with different like-minded participants to unfold the message of salvation via Christ. writer James Schwenk argues that they have been profitable in selling that spirit of cooperation, while a few of their fans did not know how tough they labored at making "molehills out of mountains."

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