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 (wĕs′lē, wĕz′-), John 1703-1791.
English clergyman who was the leader of the early Methodist movement. His brother Charles (1707-1788) wrote thousands of hymns, including "Hark, the Herald Angels Sing."


1. (Biography) John. 1703–91, English preacher who founded Methodism
2. (Biography) Mary, pseudonym of Mary Aline Siepmann. 1912–2003, British writer: her novels include The Camomile Lawn (1984) and An Imaginative Experience (1994)


(ˈwɛs li, ˈwɛz-)

1. Charles, 1707–88, English evangelist and hymnist.
2. his brother John, 1703–91, English theologian and evangelist: founder of Methodism.
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Wines- burg was proud of the hands of Wing Biddlebaum in the same spirit in which it was proud of Banker White's new stone house and Wesley Moyer's bay stallion, Tony Tip, that had won the two-fifteen trot at the fall races in Cleveland.
Here the followers of John Wesley have set up a temple, built before the period of Methodist conversion to the principles of architectural religion.
Wesley, who spent his life in doing what our blessed Lord did--preaching the Gospel to the poor--and he entered into his rest eight years ago.
Wesley did; and what he came down for was to tell good news about God to the poor.
In the sphere of religion, especially, the second decade of the eighteenth century saw the awakening of the English church from lethargy by the great revival of John and Charles Wesley, whence, quite contrary to their original intention, sprang the Methodist denomination.
One aged person remembered how a rude multitude had been swayed when John Wesley preached in the cattle-market; but for a long while it had not been expected of preachers that they should shake the souls of men.
June 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Wesley Medical Center leaders and several elected officials helped kick off construction of Wesley's $28 million children's hospital with a ceremonial red brick wall "knock down" unveiling the hospital's new name and brand -- Wesley Children's Hospital.
On Monday, Wesley and Grandpa clapped their hands and waved their arms.
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John Wesley: The Faith That Sparked the Methodist Movement is an documentary about 18th-century evangelist and social reformer John Wesley (1703-1791), one of the founders of the Methodist branch of the Christian faith.
But Smith and another key witness said Wesley was there, and a jury found him guilty.