The Manusript Journal of The Rev. Charles Wesley, M.A., Vol.
S T Kimbrough and Kenneth G. C. Newport, Editors
The first critical and complete edition of Charles Wesley's manuscript journal in two volumes.
These volumes of Charles Wesley's manuscript journal are the first complete edition. Included are all
transcribed shorthand passages, words that Charles underlined, other forms of emphasis or peculiarities
in Charles's script, words that Charles struck out. Any uncertain reading or transcription is indicated
in the footnotes. In addition there is an annotated index of persons, places, and sermon texts in Volume
II. Volume I is Wesley's manuscript journal from 1736 to 1741. Volume II is Wesley's manuscript journal
from 1743 to 1756.
"This complete and critical edition of Charles Wesley's journal meets a long-felt need for everyone
interested in the history of the English Evangelical Revival. It is an invaluable resource."
|Colin Podmore, author of|
The Moravian Church
in England, 1728-60
"The new Kingswood edition of Charles Wesley's journal, which will supersede all previously published
editions, provides historians with a remarkable new resource for studying early Methodism and the Wesley
family. By including previously unpublished shorthand passages and reproducing the text as it exists in
manuscript form (rather than cleaning it up, as some previous editors did), the present editors provide
a fuller and more accurate look at Charles Wesley's personal involvement in the events of the day. The
new material reveals some of the attitudes and actions that Charles exhibited in some crucial
circumstances, especially in his relationship with his brother John. This text will become a standard
reference in the Wesleyan repertoire."
|Richard Heitzenrater, Duke University Divinity School |
S T Kimbrough, Jr. has written extensively on the life and work of Charles Wesley and has taught at
Princeton Theological Seminary, New Brunswick Theological Seminary, IIlliricus Theological Faculty,
lnsitut fur Religionswissenschaft of the Kaiser Wilhelm University, Wesley Theological Seminary, and the
Theological School of Drew University.
Kenneth G. C. Newport is Assistant Vice Chancellor (Research and Academic Development) and Professor of
Christian Thought at Liverpool Hope University in Liverpool, England.