Born: 1703-06-17 England, United Kingdom
Died: 1791-03-02 London, United Kingdom
One of the primary founders of Methodism, Wesley preached in the United Kingdom and North America. Although his theological beliefs and preaching style led to the creation of a new denomination, he remained a member of the Anglican Church for his entire life. Wesley also became a prominent abolitionist later in life and was especially passionate in opposing the slave trade.
Richard E. Brantley, "John Wesley" in Dictionary of Literary Biography, Volume 104: British Prose Writers, 1660-1800, edited by Donald T. Siebert (Columbia, SC: Bruccoli Clark Layman, 1991): 338-49.