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By James L. Schwenk

the connection among John Wesley and George Whitefield has frequently been seen as being affected by irreconcilable theological modifications. actually, for numerous years, the connection among those leaders of the revival of the Christian religion in eighteenth-century England was once strained nearly 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 nevertheless argued that every individual has positioned prior to them thoughts: both to simply accept God's forgiveness or to reject it in desire of following one's personal approach.

Most books long ago have excited by those John Wesley's and George Whitefield's alterations, yet what has been neglected is the lasting friendship among those males, which, after a short interval of separation, was once restored for the sake of the continuation of the revival move on continents. Catholic Spirit: Wesley, Whitefield, and the search for Evangelical team spirit in Eighteenth-Century British Methodism makes a speciality of the major subject matters upon which either males agreed. It stresses the commonalties among the 2 leaders of British Methodism and illustrates the good lengths either went to so one can additional the revival of the Christian faith in England and North the USA. either Wesley and Whitefield declare to own "Catholic spirits," that's, they either believed the significance of operating with different like-minded members to unfold the message of salvation via Christ. writer James Schwenk argues that they have been winning in selling that spirit of cooperation, while a few of their fans didn't know the way demanding they labored at making "molehills out of mountains."

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