Video on “John Wesley’s Preaching Performance”

A video I’ve produced has appeared on Youtube and it’s available for your viewing and use:

This tries to get at the question of how John Wesley actually spoke and performed his sermons. I’ve used an actor (Russell Jonas) for this, but it’s not an attempt at “historical reenactment.” The actor helps me envision some of the specific things that John Wesley said about preaching performance in Wesley’s “Directions concerning Pronunciation and Gesture,” and he and I have a couple of conversations about the meaning of Wesley’s “Directions.”


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