Methodism and the Miraculous by Robert Webster
John Wesley's Idea of the Supernatural and the Identification of Methodists in the Eighteenth-Century

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This study explores the thesis that belief in the supernatural became a significant identifying mark of Methodists living in the eighteenth-century. Not only did John Wesley believe in the reality of angels and demons but he also reflected on witchcraft, visionary experiences, trances, healings, and providential portents in a way that both affirmed his commitment to the theological strictures of primitive Christianity and developed a religious self-awareness for Methodists living in a changing modern world. Additionally, contrary to previous approaches to the place of the Methodists in Enlightenment culture, this book argues that a belief in the supernatural was far from eclipsed in the minds and hearts of people living in the eighteenth-century.

About Robert Webster

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Robert Webster has been a licensed embalmer and funeral director in Ohio since 1977. He attended the Cincinnati College of Mortuary and opened the Webster Funeral Home in Fairfield, Ohio, in 2001.
Published March 22, 2013 by Emeth Press. 286 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality.

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