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Calvinistic Methodists

"Which kind of church are you the minister of in Wales?"
"Really a Presbyterian Church, the name of the denomination - the strongest one in Wales - is the Welsh Calvinistic Methodist Church."
"Surely there's a mistake somewhere," I opined, "please say that over again."
Once more the name rolled out, a civil war in language. "I'm bewildered," was my confession. "Surely the term 'Calvinistic Methodist' is about as harmonious as 'white black-bird' or 'east-west wind'. Are they not antipodal terms?"
"Not at all - you evidently think that John Wesley was the only Methodist who ever lived. George Whitefield was a Calvinist - that's why he and Wesley quarrelled."

- Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones being interviewed by a Canadian reporter in 1932.
From D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones: The First Forty Years, 1899-1939 by Iain H. Murray, Banner of Truth Trust, Edinburgh, 1982

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John Cennick

Thomas Charles

Lewis Evan

Howell Harris

Griffith Jones

Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Daniel Rowland

George Whitefield

William Williams of Pantycelyn


Confession of Faith, 1823

History of Welsh Calvinistic Methodists - Britannia

Calvinistic Methodist Archives - National Library of Wales

Book Review: Welsh Calvinistic Methodism

Biographies From The Christian Bookshop

John Berridge

Walter Craddock

William Grimshaw

Daffyd Morgan

Evan Roberts Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5

Daniel Rowland Part 1, Part 2

Charles Wesley

John Wesley

The Welsh Revival of 1904

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