John Wesley Founder of the Methodist Church
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John Wesley's 1772 Letter to the Editor of Lloyd's Evening Post

John Wesley was the founder of a small group at Oxford in England who became known as the Methodists because of their required method of adding fervor and zeal to their discipline of finding perfection. As the Methodists gained national interest, questions must have arisen since Wesley was not known to have described what the method of fervor and zeal actually meant.

This letter is Wesley's analysis of the causes of economic recession in England in 1772. According to William Law in 1738, Wesley had a particular aptitude for meditation and a disposition to probe to the root of things.

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