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Academic Papers

Academic Papers

Thank you for visiting the Academic Papers research library. The library is currently being updated to provide the complete collection of academic papers currently available at the Wesleyan Archives Historical Library located in Fishers, Indiana. Here are a few...
The True Wesleyan – 1852

The True Wesleyan – 1852

[Back] Earnestness In Religion My Christian reader, are you, as a new creature in earnest? Does the new life breathe within you? Are its earnest pulsations there? “Is it your being’s only end and aim, to add new glories to your Maker’s name?”...
The True Wesleyan – 1851

The True Wesleyan – 1851

Married Life Deceive not one another in small things nor in great. One little lie has before now, disturbed a whole married life. A small cause has often great consequences. Fold not the arms together and sit idle. “Laziness is the devil’s cushion.”...
The True Wesleyan – 1850

The True Wesleyan – 1850

[Back] Labor According To Thy Ability The wise Gamaliel was once instructing his disciples in the different duties, to the discharge of which every man is bound. But the youngest of them had not yet attained such height as to feel that virtue was in itself so lovely,...
The True Wesleyan – 1849

The True Wesleyan – 1849

[Back] The Time To Die “Thou hast all seasons for thine own, O Death.” Sooner or later, there will come an hour to every man, when he must bid adieu to the light of heaven, and all his connections upon the earth. We presume there are few who do not at...
The True Wesleyan – 1848

The True Wesleyan – 1848

[Back] Fairfield and Ripley Ct., Alleg. Conf. May 1, 1848 Brother Lee:–Will you grant us a small place in your columns, to say to your readers that the Lord is visiting us in this corner of his vineyard, for which we have reason to be grateful. We have laid down...
The True Wesleyan – 1847

The True Wesleyan – 1847

[Back] Southfield, Staten Island, Dec. 31, 1846 Slavery-Cruelty-Abolition Dear Brother Lee:–Thinking that the best employment in which my hands could be engaged at the close of another year, would be writing of the slave and in his favor, I took my pen and went...
The True Wesleyan – 1846

The True Wesleyan – 1846

[Back] Chargrin Falls, March 18th, 1846 Signs Of The Times Dear Brother Lee — If it will not be an intrusion, I would like to say a few things through the columns of your paper, in reference to our prospects. While perusing, in the True Wesleyan, the revival...
The True Wesleyan – 1845

The True Wesleyan – 1845

[Back] An Advocate For Slavery Rev. John B Goodnough of Watertown, N. Y., has sent us a long article, in which he unblushingly advocates the moral right of Negro Slavery. He commences by saying that he is sixty-two years old. We would ever respect gray hairs, and...
The True Wesleyan – 1844

The True Wesleyan – 1844

[Back] New Birmingham, February 24, 1844 Secession Dear Brother Scott,–I love your paper because it speaks, in language that can be understood, against the sins of the church. Notwithstanding the increase and prosperity of the church is considered by many as...
The True Wesleyan – 1843

The True Wesleyan – 1843

[BACK] Seneca Falls, N. Y. Jan 3, 1843 Dear Br. Scott,–It was with unfeigned pleasure I read the True Wesleyan. I rejoice that there are some still left among the Methodist clergy, who are willing to make sacrifices in behalf of the truth and the slave. There...
History of Wesleyan Education

History of Wesleyan Education

Dr. Wayne Caldwell, in Reformers and Revivalists (p. 398), has this to say about the importance of educational institutions in a denominational context: “…the educational institutions of a church determine that denomination’s strength of leadership, its theological...
The True Wesleyan

The True Wesleyan

Created by Orange Scott, The True Wesleyan’s primary focus centered on the anti-slavery movement. It was an weekly publication that has evolved over the years. Shortly after the Wesleyan Methodist Church began in 1843, the paper became the church’s...
The Wesleyan Hour

The Wesleyan Hour

The Wesleyan Hour “Thank-you for joining today’s broadcast of The Wesleyan Hour celebrating 30 years of worldwide ministry”. These were the words that introduced the last broadcast of this enduring ministry. The final message delivered by Dr. Norman G Wilson was...
Our Wesleyan Heritage

Our Wesleyan Heritage

Paul Westphal Thomas Wesleyan Heritage Orange Scott Wesleyan Heritage Micajah McPherson Wesleyan Heritage Mary E Depew Wesleyan Heritage Laura Smith Haviland Wesleyan Heritage Kulp Teter Wesleyan Heritage Knapp Rees Wesleyan Heritage George McDonald Wesleyan Heritage...
General Conference Journals

General Conference Journals

The Official General Conference Minutes of The Wesleyan Church 1968 – Present 1968 – First General Conference, IN 1968 – Thirty-Third General Conference, WMC IN 1968 – Twenty-Sixth International Conference, PHC IN 1972 – Second General...
Antislavery Roots

Antislavery Roots

From its foundation in the United States until the year 1800, Methodism had testified against slavery as a moral evil. Many of its enactments were uncompromising, and all were beyond the position taken by other churches and in advance of public sentiment; although...
Voices From Our Past: Oliver G. Wilson – 7/26/2013

Voices From Our Past: Oliver G. Wilson – 7/26/2013

THE LAND OF WIDENING HORIZONS One of Christianity’s richest blessings is that a man never catches up with his horizons. There is always something not yet attained, some goal not yet reached. No greater tragedy can come to a soul than to have no more unreached...
Women in Ministry Historical View

Women in Ministry Historical View

For over 140 years The Wesleyan Church has affirmed its long-standing commitment to equal opportunity for women to be ordained and serve in any and all ministerial and leadership capacities. Early Beginnings From its beginnings, The Wesleyan Church has championed the...