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 (wĕs′lē-ən, wĕz′-)
Of or relating to John or Charles Wesley or to Methodism.
A Methodist.

Wes′ley·an·ism n.

Wesleyanism, Wesleyism

Methodism. — Wesleyan, n., adj.
See also: Protestantism
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Noun1.Wesleyanism - evangelical principles taught by John Wesley
Protestantism - the theological system of any of the churches of western Christendom that separated from the Roman Catholic Church during the Reformation


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See, for example, Robert Kipkemoi Lang'at, "The Impact of Wesleyanism on Africa: Toward an Understanding of Divine Grace in a Changing Continent," in The Global Impact of the Wesleyan Traditions and Their Related Movements, ed.
As they adapted to this new political climate, American Methodists soon abandoned the political conservatism and forms of social deference that continued to mark British Wesleyanism for many decades to come.
Wesleyanism inspired congregations to sing informally and for the love of it.
Bathafarn Wesleyan Methodist Chapel in Ruthin, which has strong links to one of the founders of Wesleyanism in Wales, the Rev Edward Jones, will have repairs to the masonry and brickwork as the result of a pounds 15,000 grant.
The building has historic connections with the Rev Edward Jones, one of the founders of Wesleyanism in Wales.
Mildred Bangs Wynkoop has argued that love is the underlying key to all of Wesley's theology in her A Theology of Love: The Dynamic of Wesleyanism (Kansas City, MO: Beacon Hill, 1972).
The Problem With Evangelical Theology: Testing The Exegetical Foundations Of Calvinism, Dispensationalism, And Wesleyanism by Ben Witherington (Professor of New Testament at Asbury Theological Seminary) is an informative study of the traditions, practices, and writings of the evangelist church.
As the "poet" there puts it: "The real cause of the evil you complain of, which to a certain extent I admit, was, I take it, the religious movement of the last century, beginning with Wesleyanism, and culminating at last in Puseyism" (Epilogue, pp.
The book deals much more with Wesleyanism (the period from about 1730 until Wesley's death in 1791) rather than with Methodism as it developed as a denomination, on the grounds that Wesley and Wesleyanism are essentially indistinguishable in this period.
Wesleyanism, rooted in the English Reformation, avoided some of the dichotomizing tendencies of modernity.
Lord Hattersley adds that Methodism's real importance lay elsewhere: 'It was the nineteenth century which Wesley and Wesleyanism helped to form' which is true as far as it goes.
Thompson, in his landmark text The Making of the English Working Class ([New York: Pantheon Books, 1963; reprint, New York: Vintage Books, 1966], 411), argued that "the reactionary--indeed, odiously subservient--character of official Wesleyanism can be established without the least difficulty.