Religion: Fleeing From The Wrath

THE LORD'S HORSEMAN—A Book About John Wesley—Umphrey Lee—Century ($2.50).

JOHN WESLEY—A Portrait—Abram Lipsky—Simon & Schuster ($3).

If John Wesley, man of God, has suffered neglect in an irreligious age, modern popular biography has come abundantly, desperately, to his rescue. Author Lee, spirited Texan Methodist clergyman, enriches a sound, engrossing history with cogent anecdote and incident. Author Lipsky, Jewish student of psychology, makes a shrewd analysis of the itinerant preacher who founded, in spite of himself, the largest extant Protestant denomination.

John Wesley, staunch Tory supporter of Church and King, had not intended that his Methodist societies conflict with the established religion. But established religion...

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