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You ask what compelled Wesley to take on slavery and become one of the early adopters of abolition. I found a somewhat lengthy and wordy paper on this subject and have extracted a few paragraphs that may be helpful: https://brycchancarey.com/Carey_BJRL_2003.pdf 2/16: Wesley's life coincided with the height of the British transatlantic slave trade. Britain ...


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While not covering John Wesley specifically, I should note that for a very long time mass was done in latin only, for Catholic Church, that was up to Second Vatican Council in the 1960s. As a result, some people would thus consider latin as the language to talk with God. And even if just whispering a Pater Noster, someone overhearing it might only pick that ...


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From the Wikipedia article on the subject: Though Wesley favoured celibacy rather than marital bond, he married very unhappily at the age of 48 to a widow, Mary Vazeille, described as "a well-to-do widow and mother of four children." The couple had no children. Vazeille left him 15 years later. John Singleton writes: "By 1758 she had left ...


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The Latin phrase translates as “Athanasius against the world.” Athanasius was a Christian theologian, a Church Father, and the chief defender of Trinitarianism against Arianism. He battled against the Arian heresy prevalent in the fourth century and his persistence resulted in the defeat of his detractors. Here is a brief overview: In 325, at the age of ...


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I answered this question before the OP changed it to John Wesley. ================================================================== I could find no mention of a wife in the various articles available on line regarding John Wycliffe (1320 - 1384). However there is an account of his being exhumed that his body might be desecrated (by being burned and his ...


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