[Piece of John Wesley's Bedding]

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Creation: 1750

John Wesley (1703-1791) was an Anglican theologian who is credited with helping to found the evangelical movement called Methodism. These scraps of fabric are said to be from the bed on which John Wesley died. After Wesley’s death, personal items, clothing and other materials associated with him were coveted as relics of his holiness. Relics of religious figures are often revered by the faithful and thought to be imbued with special powers.

Title

[Piece of John Wesley's Bedding]

Date

Creation: 1750

Description

John Wesley (1703-1791) was an Anglican theologian who is credited with helping to found the evangelical movement called Methodism. These scraps of fabric are said to be from the bed on which John Wesley died. After Wesley’s death, personal items, clothing and other materials associated with him were coveted as relics of his holiness. Relics of religious figures are often revered by the faithful and thought to be imbued with special powers.

Rights

Copyright; licensed to Vanderbilt University

Format

Relics

Source

MSS0277, William McKendree Papers, Box 2

Files

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Citation

“[Piece of John Wesley's Bedding],” Gallery, accessed October 14, 2019, https://gallery.library.vanderbilt.edu/items/show/937.