History of the Wesleyan-Holiness Movement

The unit History of the Wesleyan-Holiness Movement aims to examine the origins, history, growth and influences of the Wesleyan-Holiness Movement, and its importance as a continuing religious tradition.

Study Level



Humanities in the Christian Tradition

Sub Discipline

Church History

Credit Points



9 credit points in Church History.



Learning Outcomes

At the end of this unit, students will be able to

  1. assess the eighteenth-century origins of the Wesleyan-Holiness movement in the thought of John Wesley
  2. critically evaluate the contributing factors in the emergence of the Wesleyan-Holiness movement in the context of nineteenth-century American revivalism
  3. narrate the development of the Wesleyan-Holiness movement into numerous sects, camp meeting associations, and churches, identifying the key personalities, ideas, turning points and milestones in its story
  4. articulate the major features of Wesleyan-Holiness theological discourse
  5. exercise critical skills in the interpretation of primary and secondary sources to construct a coherent and persuasive historical argument.
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