Meaning of Wesleyanism in English:


Pronunciation /ˈwɛzlɪənɪz(ə)m/ /ˈwɛslɪənɪz(ə)m/


See Wesleyan

‘Rejecting the characterization of Wesleyanism as ‘Scriptural Christianity,’ his unflattering portrait emphasizes the ‘enthusiastic’ side that paralleled Catholicism.’
  • ‘Neither was Wesleyanism the source of evangelical Anglicanism, which Kent identifies instead as being the single-issue societies such as the anti-slavery movement.’
  • ‘He elevates Wesley and Wesleyanism to too momentous a role in British history although this is necessary to build up the book's importance.’
  • ‘While there is considerably more emphasis on Wesleyanism's overall failure, Kent sees Wesleyanism's two achievements as becoming a national presence with a distinct, inward-looking subculture, and its valuing of respectability.’