FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Education
While exploring the charges of anti-intellectualism one is confronted by the ministry of John Wesley, whose call to holy living gave birth to much of the revival efforts which launched the holiness movement. W.B. Fitzgerald , writing in The Roots of Methodism (1903) noted that John Wesley condemned the misuses of the educational institutions of his day - filled with gaming, drinking, and sloth - he still "sought to bring the purest literature and finest scholarly genius within reach of the multitudes" and reminds that "Methodism was born in a university" (pg. 61-62).