Internet Resources for Wesley Studies

Barry W. Hamilton, Ph.D.

Northeastern Seminary (Rochester, NY)



200 Years of United Methodism:  An Illustrated History—contains images of resources from the United Methodist Archives and History Center, Drew University (Madison, NJ). 


About John Wesley and Methodism—links to several articles related to Wesley studies, as well as links to libraries with significant holdings in Wesley studies (including Bridwell Library)—from Southern Methodist University.  Highly recommended.


Charles Wesley—information on his life, including a bibliography, as well as MIDI files of his hymns. Recommended.


Christian Classics Ethereal Library—contains a large number of files on works by and about John Wesley.  Scroll down the page to find “Wesley, John” and several links to some of his best-known works, including the Plain Account of Christian Perfection, his Journal, Sermons on Several Occasions, and his Notes on the Bible.  Recommended.


Christian Classics Ethereal Library—another file on Wesley’s (especially hymns) works from Calvin College’s extensive collection of digital files.  Recommended.


John Wesley’s Explanatory Notes on the Bible—“these files are a derivative of an electronic edition that is copyrighted by Sulu Kelly.” Recommended.


John Wesley’s Notes on the Bible—another site for Wesley’s Explanatory Notes in electronic format.  Recommended.


John Wesley’s Sermons—from the General Board of Global Ministries/The United Methodist Church.  Indexed by sermon title.  Recommended.


Methodist Archives and Research Center, John Rylands University Library of Manchester (UK)—from one of the world’s largest collections of Wesleyana.  Highly recommended.


Methodist History Bookmarks—one of the best sets of bookmarks on Wesley Studies on the Internet.  Highly recommended.


Sermons of John Wesley—a sample of John Wesley’s sermons—lists about 15 of them.


Wesley Center Online—contains links to texts related to Wesley studies, including John Wesley, Charles Wesley and John Fletcher.  Note the CD for sale that has a significant collection of texts related to the Holiness Movement.  Highly recommended.


The Wesleys: John, Charles, and Susanna—contains both primary and secondary documents by and about the Wesley





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