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The Great Festivals of the Mlinethodists

Karen B. Westerfield Tucker

in American Methodist Worship

Published in print April 2001 | ISBN: 9780195126983
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199834754 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/019512698X.003.0003

Series: Religion in America

The Great Festivals of the Mlinethodists

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Methodists developed several “peculiar” services of worship connected with admission and integration into, or maintenance of, the Christian (Methodist) community. These extraliturgical events, most of which were not original to the Methodists, included the love feast, watch night, renewal of the covenant, quarterly meeting, camp meeting, protracted meeting, and revival. Once identified as the “great festivals” of Methodism, these services eventually diminished in frequency, although they never entirely disappeared.

Keywords: camp meeting; extraliturgical; great festivals; love feast; protracted meeting; quarterly meeting; renewal of the covenant; revival; watch night

Chapter.  11360 words. 

Subjects: Christianity

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