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:

Series: Religion in America

The Great Festivals of the Mlinethodists

More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • Christianity


Show Summary Details


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

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at Oxford University Press »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.