Susanna Wesley and the Puritan Tradition in Methodism, by Newton, John A.
- ISBN: 9780716205623 | 0716205629
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 3/1/2003
John Newton discerns in Susanna Wesley the central figure in the transmission of the Puritan tradition to the life of Methodism, as well as the figure who embodied, without contradiction, three kinds of churchmanship. The author describes Susanna's Puritan home and background, drawing freely on the writing of her father and fellow-ministers; examines the marital relationship of Susanna and Samuel Wesley; explores the way she brought up her children; assesses her own writings and theology; and discusses her reactions to, and influence upon, the Methodist revival as a whole. In a new conclusion