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Professor Jeremy Black (University of Exeter) – JOHN WESLEY AND HISTORY
Lincoln College, University of Oxford, 5pm, Wednesday 25 May 2016
This year’s annual John Wesley Lecture was delivered by Professor Jeremy Black on the subject of ‘John Wesley and History’. Professor Black is renowned for his engagement with historical subjects as disparate as military history, foreign policy, cartography, the development of newspapers, and the writing of history, and is the author of over 100 books on these topics and many more. The event was a great success, as Professor Black eruditely located John Wesley’s little-analysed Concise History of England (1776) within the historicist, moral and religious literary traditions of the eighteenth century.
The annual John Wesley Lecture is an event organised by the OCMCH, the Wesley Memorial Church and Lincoln College, Oxford, who also act as hosts. The lecture has in recent times been delivered by leading scholars of social and religious history, such as Professors J. Richard Watson and J. C. D. Clark.