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Spiritual Pilgrim

E Welsh

Spiritual Pilgrim

E Welsh

$119.99

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Based on letters and papers, this book tells the story of Selina, Countess Dowager of Huntingdon - of the legal problems of her own family, her passion for building, and her many friendships with Methodists, Moravians, Congregationalists, Presbyterians, Baptists and Unitarians.

- Publisher Selina, Countess of Huntingdon, was the only woman to take an active and independent part in the Methodist Revival of the 18th century. She was converted in 1739, at the age of 32, and became a close friend of Charles Wesley - a friendship which continued despite her conversion to Calvinistic Methodism in 1748. During the last 23 years of her life, she founded a college for training evangelical ministers, supported an orphanage in Savannah, Georgia, encouraged the building of Calvinistic Methodist chapels in England and Wales, and established her own denomination.;This biography makes extensive use of original manuscript sources. Welch traces Selina's story from a genteel but impoverished upbringing and the separation of her parents, her love-match with Lord Huntingdon, her long widowhood during which she managed the family estates, her clashes with John Wesley, through to the culmination of her work for the Methodists and the conclusion of her pilgrimage towards spiritual fulfilment.

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Based on letters and papers, this book tells the story of Selina, Countess Dowager of Huntingdon - of the legal problems of her own family, her passion for building, and her many friendships with Methodists, Moravians, Congregationalists, Presbyterians, Baptists and Unitarians.
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Selina, Countess of Huntingdon, was the only woman to take an active and independent part in the Methodist Revival of the 18th century. She was converted in 1739, at the age of 32, and became a close friend of Charles Wesley - a friendship which continued despite her conversion to Calvinistic Methodism in 1748. During the last 23 years of her life, she founded a college for training evangelical ministers, supported an orphanage in Savannah, Georgia, encouraged the building of Calvinistic Methodist chapels in England and Wales, and established her own denomination.;This biography makes extensive use of original manuscript sources. Welch traces Selina's story from a genteel but impoverished upbringing and the separation of her parents, her love-match with Lord Huntingdon, her long widowhood during which she managed the family estates, her clashes with John Wesley, through to the culmination of her work for the Methodists and the conclusion of her pilgrimage towards spiritual fulfilment.
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  • Catalogue Code 92815
  • Product Code 0708312802
  • EAN 9780708312803
  • Pages 249
  • Department Academic
  • Category History
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher University Of Wales
  • Publication Date Mar 1995
  • Dimensions 216 x 138 x 26 mm
  • Weight 0.476kg

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