Wednesday, November 13, 2013

John Wesley's advocacy publications

I thought this would be a straight-forward list to compile, but as I worked I found that I had to decide what I meant by "advocacy publication."  I settled on the following definition-- a pamphlet (rather than a collection of sermons, hymns, or letters) on a political or social issue other than the mistreatment of Methodists.

This left me with a list of fifteen publications.  Twelve of the pamphlets defend the British position in the Revolutionary War, one supports the British government, one advocates for the abolishment of slavery, and one analyzes economic policies that oppress the poor.

The list is in chronological order; the first pamphlet on the list was produced in 1770, the last in 1781.  The list does not include the dates of reprints.

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