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[25 Dec 2009 | 0 | 115 views]

Adapted from John Drury’s writings on John Wesley and the Shaping of Liturgical Time
by Marie Sol Villalon
John Wesley was raised and educated under the ethos of the Anglican liturgy. The primary source for his own pattern of pious time was outlined for him in the Book of Common Prayer. His early preaching was especially guided by it. Yet even as Wesley began preaching extemporaneously and outside the confines of church walls and schedules, he maintained a deep affection for the Anglican forms. These forms continued to shape the content of …