Meticulously corrected to the Fifth Edition (1783). THIS SCHMUL PUBLISHING CO. EDITION IS NOT A SCANNED FACSIMILE OF A USED BOOK. It has been carefully typeset and proofread for accuracy and for easier reading by today's readers. Consequently there are no odd characters or missing text. This little book is John Wesley's most definitive explanation and defense of the doctrine of Entire Sanctification. It was tremendously important to Wesley and the early Methodists, but over the ensuing years changes were made in the formatting of the text. Presumably these changes were intended to render it more readable to the audience in each era for which such alterations were made. As readership changed with the passing years and more changes were made to accommodate each generation's usage, the original manuscript became festooned with modifications that moved outside Wesley's usage and style. But in "A Plain Account of Christian Perfection" one must exercise caution. Even a slight change in punctuation may alter the intent of Wesley's original text. Therefore an extant copy of the Fifth Edition has been the resort for this volume, as "Printed by J. PARAMORE, at the Foundry, Moorfields: And sold at the New Chapel, City-Road; and at the Rev. Mr. WESLEY'S Preaching-Houses in Town and Country, 1783." (From the original title page.) The goal of this edition is to present "A Plain Account of Christian Perfection" precisely as John Wesley published it. Also available in a special Study Edition with same page numbers and text and extra wide margins for notes (ISBN 10: 0-88019-585-1; ISBN 13: 978-0-88019-585-0).