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[wes-lee-uh-niz-uh m, wez-]
  1. the evangelical principles taught by John Wesley; Methodism.
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Often Wes·ley·ism.

Origin of Wesleyanism

First recorded in 1765–75; Wesleyan + -ism
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Historical Examples of wesleyanism

  • Mr. Foxall was a convert to Wesleyanism, and a lay minister.

    A Portrait of Old George Town

    Grace Dunlop Ecker

  • Wesleyanism had modified it in some portions of the country, but intensified it in others.

  • It seems to have been her influence, to a large extent, that drew him away from Wesleyanism and religion.

  • Take, for instance, the case of Mehetabel Wesley, the younger sister of the celebrated founder of Wesleyanism.

  • Methodism has attempted to reform all, but has reformed itself into many forms of Wesleyanism.