The Elect Methodists is the first full-length academic study of Calvinistic Methodism, a movement that emerged in the eighteenth century as an alternative to the better known Wesleyan grouping. While the branch of Methodism led by John Wesley has received significant historical attention, Calvinistic Methodism, especially in England, has not. The book charts the sources of the eighteenth-century Methodist revival in the context of Protestant evangelicalism emerging in continental Europe and colonial North America, and then proceeds to follow the fortunes in both England and Wales of the Calvinistic branch, to the establishing of formal denominations in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.
Dr David Ceri Jones is Reader in Welsh and Atlantic History at Aberystwyth University. Dr Eryn Mant White is Senior Lecturer in Welsh History at Aberystwyth University. Dr Boyd Stanley Schlenther received his PhD from the University of Edinburgh, and is Emeritus Reader in History at Aberystwyth University.