Methodism and Culture

David W. Bebbington

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

Methodism and Culture


This article analyses the relations between gospel and culture. While addressing questions arising from the widest interpretation of the phenomenon of culture, it explores aspects of both the popular and the high varieties. The article's central concern is with Methodism in Britain and the United States, but it also considers case studies of other lands where the denominational family's missionaries ventured. It tries to discover how the gospel, in its Methodist form, interacted with culture in this diverse sense.

Keywords: Methodists; popular culture; high culture; gospel

Article.  8591 words. 

Subjects: Religion ; Christianity

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