Francis Asbury and American Methodism

John H. Wigger

in The Oxford Handbook of Methodist Studies

Published in print September 2011 | ISBN: 9780199696116
Published online January 2010 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Religion and Theology

 Francis Asbury and American Methodism

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This article on Francis Asbury discusses his upbringing and early career, his vision for Methodism, and his legacy. Asbury came to America in 1771 with high hopes, and by the end of 1776 there was much that he could feel good about. A revival in the South had swept thousands of new believers into the fold, offsetting the challenges that the impending revolution would undoubtedly present.

Keywords: Methodism; American South; religious revival; Methodists

Article.  7417 words. 

Subjects: Religion ; Christianity

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