Magazines published by the Wesleyan Methodists

Among John Wesley’s contributions to the movement he founded was the Arminian Magazine. He began it in 1778 to publish material supporting the doctrine of Arminianism, but the scope broadened in his lifetime to include sermons, generally his own, and accounts of religious experience.

Following Wesley’s death the magazine was renamed the Methodist Magazine in 1798, and then the Wesleyan Methodist Magazine in 1822, reflecting the rise of othe strands of Methodism.

The value of the earlier volumes is in the accounts of religious experience, but from the early nineteenth century the scope of the Magazine widens to become  the record of the movement: including reports of chapel opening and Circuit events, but also reports on Conference, the stationing of ministers and obituaries of both ministers and members.

The Arminian Magazine   Digital copies of most of the volumes may be found by following this link

The Methodist Magazine.  Digital copies of all but the 1805 volume may be found either here or by following this link or here

The Wesleyan – Methodist Magazine   Digital copies of the 1822 to 1883 volumes may be found either here or by following this link

A full run of the Magazines from 1778 to 1932 may also be found as a collection on British Online Archives

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