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The Early Influences Of John Wesley, Concerning His Views Of The Ministry To Children, From The Mouths Of Children: John Wooley, G. Dan Harris Jun 2011

The Early Influences Of John Wesley, Concerning His Views Of The Ministry To Children, From The Mouths Of Children: John Wooley, G. Dan Harris

G. Dan Harris

Our focus continues on those who influenced Wesley in these areas of ministry to children. In several articles, we will look at a number of accounts Wesley included in his journal that came directly from the children themselves. Wesley encountered a number of children, and stories of children, who testified to and displayed a deep level of holiness and spiritual maturity. Despite the fact that Wesley often did not expand on his thoughts concerning these accounts, the fact that he included them, and almost never discounted them, seems to clearly indicate that he took each account as genuine. This article ...


The Early Influences Of John Wesley, Concerning His Views Of The Ministry To Children, Susannah Wesley: Conquering The Will Not The Spirit, G. Dan Harris May 2011

The Early Influences Of John Wesley, Concerning His Views Of The Ministry To Children, Susannah Wesley: Conquering The Will Not The Spirit, G. Dan Harris

G. Dan Harris

In our effort to understand the influence Susannah Wesley had on her son John, we will focus on a letter sent to John from Susannah in July of 1732. When Susannah died in July of 1742, Wesley chose to include the letter he had received from her in his journal. Within the letter written to John by his mother, there are a number of themes including the necessity to break the will of the child.


The Early Influences Of John Wesley, Concerning His Views Of The Ministry To Children, Susannah Wesley: Eight Key "By-Laws", G. Dan Harris Mar 2011

The Early Influences Of John Wesley, Concerning His Views Of The Ministry To Children, Susannah Wesley: Eight Key "By-Laws", G. Dan Harris

G. Dan Harris

In our effort to understand the influence Susannah Wesley had on her son John, we will focus on a letter sent to John from Susannah in July of 1732. When Susannah died in July of 1742, Wesley chose to include the letter he had received from her in his journal. Within the letter written to John by his mother, there are a number of themes including the eight key aspects or “by-laws” included by Susannah in the education of her children.


The Early Influences Of John Wesley, Concerning His Views Of The Ministry To Children, Susannah Wesley: The Educating Of The Wesley Children, G. Dan Harris Mar 2011

The Early Influences Of John Wesley, Concerning His Views Of The Ministry To Children, Susannah Wesley: The Educating Of The Wesley Children, G. Dan Harris

G. Dan Harris

In our effort to understand the influence Susannah Wesley had on her son John, we will focus on a letter sent to John from Susannah in July of 1732. When Susannah died in July of 1742, Wesley chose to include the letter he had received from her in his journal. Within the letter written to John by his mother, there are a number of themes including the educational method of Susanna Wesley.


The Early Influences Of John Wesley, Concerning His Views Of The Ministry To Children, The Moravians, G. Dan Harris Mar 2011

The Early Influences Of John Wesley, Concerning His Views Of The Ministry To Children, The Moravians, G. Dan Harris

G. Dan Harris

Our goal is to uncover and examine the rich depth of the writings Wesley included that dealt with the ministry to children and children’s spirituality. We begin with an examination of the people who most likely helped to shape Wesley’s views about Children. In this first article, we will focus on a visit that John Wesley made in the summer of 1738 to a group of Lutheran Pietist in Germany known as the Moravian Brethren.