Assist Me to Proclaim: The Life and Hymns of Charles Wesley

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 2007 - 356 páginas
Charles Wesley (1707-1788) was the cofounder of Methodism and the author of more than 9,000 hymns and sacred poems, including such favorites as "Hark! the Herald Angels Sing," "O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing," and "Christ the Lord Is Risen Today." John Tyson here traces the remarkable life of this influential man from cradle to grave, using rare -- including previously unpublished -- hymns, letters, and journal materials.

As the younger brother of John Wesley, Charles was a vital partner in the Methodist revival. While often standing in the shadow of his more famous brother, Charles Wesley was arguably the founder of the Oxford Holy Club, and he actually experienced evangelical conversion three days prior to John. In Assist Me to Proclaim Tyson explores, among other things, behind-the-scenes questions about the brothers' sometimes-stormy relationship.

Notwithstanding all his accomplishments as an evangelist and itinerant preacher, Charles is chiefly remembered for his startling facility at writing hymns that show God at work in almost every instance of life. His remarkable legacy endures around the world, as hundreds of Charles Wesley hymns are still sung in churches everywhere today.

Assist Me to Proclaim draws a picture of a man whose fidelity to both the Church of England and the original vision of Methodism energized his remarkable abilities as a revivalist and hymn writer. Readers also get a glimpse into Wesley's heart and mind through the window of his hymn texts. This is a biography that any student of church history or hymnody will welcome.
 

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Great book on Charles Wesley. The author brought more insight and information into John Wesley's brother. I find it hard to locate good resources on Charles Wesley. This is indeed a valuable resource. Ler crítica na íntegra

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By his earlier publications, John R. Tyson established himself as an authority on the Wesley brothers and early Methodism. Although the book lacks footnotes, Tyson has done his homework and the ... Ler crítica na íntegra

Índice

Beginnings
1
An American Adventure
19
Pentecost Becomes Personal
40
Into the Streets and Highways
59
He Offers Christ to All
72
The Snare of Stillness
83
The Poison of Calvin
99
A Man Made for Friendship
117
Father of a Family
199
The Old Ship
215
Perfection
230
Poet Laureate
252
To the Brink of Separation
272
The London Years
288
Ordination Is Separation
306
Last Battles
323

The Lions Den
135
My Dearest Sally
153
A Partnership Strained
171
Reforming the Preachers
186
A Note on the Sources
340
Index
348
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Página 27 - Give to the winds thy fears ; Hope, and be undismayed; God hears thy sighs and counts thy tears, God shall lift up thy head. Through waves and clouds and storms He gently clears thy way; Wait thou His time, so shall this night Soon end in joyous day.

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John R. Tyson is professor of church history and director of United Methodist Studies at Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, Rochester, New York.

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