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"John William Fletcher (1729-1785) English Methodist clergyman. ""Born in Switzerland... he came to England with a distinguished university record from Geneva... Converted under the influence of the Methodists, he was ordained by the bishop of Bangor in 1757. After Assisting John Wesley in London, Fletcher too the living Madeley, Shropshire, in 1760 preferring it to one double its value previously offered to him. For a time he superintended the Countess of Huntingdon's ministerial training college a Trevecca. During the Calvinistic controversy Fletcher was the chief defender of evangelical Arminianism against the objections of Shirley and others. His Five Checks to Antinomianism (1771-1775) have been compared to Pascal's ProvinÃ§ales as models of polite controversial irony. In his personal relationships with theological opponents Fletcher was a model of Christian reconciliation. Above all he exemplified in his own character the holiness he preached... That Wesley recognized his worth can be seen in the fact that he designated Fletcher as his Successor, had he consented, as the leader of Methodism.""--A. Skevington Wood in J. D. Douglas: The International Dictionary of the Christian Church (c1974) p.380. Bound full leather with red morocco title labels and black morocco volume labels, worn through leather on half of the corners, a few surface flakes chipped off leather in places, pages lightly tanned, an embossed personal oval library stamp on the front free endpapers of each volume. Endpapers & flyleaves of Vol. 1 soiled and with light dampstains--also into margins of first and last few pages, Vol. 2 has a dampstain in the top margin of pp. 392-669, Vol. 3 has a large dampstain on the front free endpaper and flyleaves with slightly wavy pages along the bottom edge for the first 30 pp., Vol. 4 has large dampstain on front endpapers and flyleaves and smaller on rear endpaper & flyleaves Pagination, Vol. 1: (1) title, (1) blank, (1) half title, (1) blank, -6 contents, -9 preface, (1) blank, -596pp, (1) blank. Vol. 2: (1) title, (1) blank, (1) half-title, (1) blank, -y contents, (1) blank, (1) advertisement, (1) blank, -669pp, (1) blank. Vol. 3: (1) title, (1) blank, (1) half title, (1) blank, -6 contents, (1) introduction, -10 author's preface, -619ppp, (1) blank. Vol. 4: (1) title, (1) blank, -5 contents, (1) blank, -589pp, (1) blank. Includes indexes pp. 561-589. Rowe: Methodist Union Catalog: Pre-1976 Imprints, #F1718"
Title: The Works of the Reverend John Fletcher, Late Vicar of Madeley. In Four Volumes. Volume I [& II-IV]
Publisher: New York:, Carlton & Lanahan. San Francisco: E. Thomas. Cincinnati: Hitchcock & Walden.: [1868?] 1868
Size: 19th Century Books,|Arminianism,|Bindings-Leather
Weight: 2.00 Item
Item Number: 17970
Keywords: 19th Century Books, Arminianism, Bindings-Leather, Methodism, Theology, Holiness,