During last weekend’s #ChristianAmerica? tweetstorm I wrote:
— John Fea (@JohnFea1) July 3, 2017
Of course it is difficult to capture the nuance of Wesley’s view in 140 characters. I wrote about his opposition to the American Revolution briefly in Was America Founded as a Christian Nation?: A Historical Introduction.
- The colonies enjoyed the same liberties as the rest of the British empire. Rebellion was not necessary.
- The colonial opposition to the British was too passionate and angry.
- The colonists did not allow “liberty of conscience” to those in America who did not support the Revolution.
- The colonists were hypocrites. They said they were “enslaved” by the British, yet they owned African slaves.
See how Swartz develops these points here.