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John Wesley’s Order of Eschatological Events

By Mark K. Olson Abstract: As a postmillennialist Wesley understood the books of Daniel and Revelation to spell out salvation history from the 6th century BCE to the final consummation....

Major Themes in John Wesley’s Eschatology

By Mark K. Olson Abstract: This article highlights several themes in Wesley’s eschatology. First, he believed the Evangelical Revival was preparing the way for the millennial reign of Christ through...

From Heaven Above to New Creation Below

By Mark K. Olson Abstract: In this third installment, John Wesley’s eschatology is surveyed from his Oxford period in the 1720s to his mature thoughts in the 1780s. It is...

The Revival and Methodist Self-Understanding

By Mark K. Olson Abstract: This second installment of a three-part study examines how early Methodists saw themselves as an eschatological movement, called to help usher in the millennium through...

Millennial Aspirations and the Problem of Religious Nominalism

By Mark K. Olson Abstract: This is the first of three studies on John Wesley’s eschatology. This article recounts the developments of eschatology in England from the Protestant Reformation to...