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Methodism

Overview page. Subjects: History — Christianity.

The system of religious faith and practice promoted by John and Charles Wesley and their followers. In the 18th cent. the term was often used loosely of evangelicals of all sorts, but since...

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Methodism

Marion Maddox.

in Oxford Companion to Australian Politics

January 2007; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Regional Political Studies. 1384 words.

Methodism had its genesis in the work of John and Charles Wesley and separated from the Church of England in

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Methodism

David Hempton.

in Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945). 1184 words.

Though the roots of Methodism can be located more generally within traditions of spirituality associated with continental European Pietism and

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Methodism

Marguerite Van Die.

in The Oxford Companion to Canadian History

January 2004; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Regional and National History. 797 words.

An offshoot of the Church of England, Methodism became the largest Protestant denomination in 19th-century Canada and would continue for

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Methodism

David Hempton.

in The Oxford Companion to Irish History

January 2002; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Regional and National History. 424 words.

Originally a term of abuse applied to the so‐called ‘Holy Club’ in Oxford in the 1730s, Methodism came to be

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Methodism

Karen B. Westerfield Tucker.

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013; p ublished online October 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 3930 words.

Methodist and Wesleyan music in the United States, principally characterized by spirited hymn singing, was printed in denominational books intended for church worship as well as in...

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Methodism

George Dolbey.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: 18th-Century Art; Christian Art. 1112 words.

Nonconformist Christian denomination. It developed in England in the 18th century from the beliefs and teachings of John Wesley (1703–91) and his brother Charles Wesley (1707–88)....

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Contesting Methodism

Kevin M. Watson.

in Old or New School Methodism?

May 2019; p ublished online March 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christianity. 17532 words.

This chapter connects Matthew Simpson and B.T. Roberts and shows why they should be seen as representative figures of the initial theological fragmentation in American Methodism. Simpson’s...

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The impact of Methodism

William J. Abraham.

in Methodism: A Very Short Introduction

April 2019; p ublished online April 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Christian Life and Practice; History of Christianity. 4050 words.

‘The impact of Methodism’ considers Methodism’s impact on and contribution to social movements, politics, education, and healthcare. Social movements that were deeply influenced by...

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African Union Methodism

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

January 2006; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History; United States History.

African Union Methodism originated in 1813 in Wilmington, Delaware, as one of several independent black Protestant denominations established in the

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African Union Methodism

Frank Towers.

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1137 words.

African Union Methodism originated in 1813 in Wilmington, Delaware, as one of several independent black Protestant denominations established in the

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Future prospects of Methodism

William J. Abraham.

in Methodism: A Very Short Introduction

April 2019; p ublished online April 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Christian Life and Practice; History of Christianity. 4146 words.

‘Future prospects of Methodism’ considers the main options currently in play for the survival of Methodism. If Methodism is to have a future, there needs to be a recovery of nerve about its...

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The message of Methodism

William J. Abraham.

in Methodism: A Very Short Introduction

April 2019; p ublished online April 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Christian Life and Practice; History of Christianity. 3742 words.

‘The message of Methodism’ refers to the complex network of doctrines that became essential to the teachings and identity of Methodism and considers its canonical sermons and crucial...

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African Union Methodism

Overview page. Subjects: United States History.

African Union Methodism originated in 1813 in Wilmington, Delaware, as one of several independent black Protestant denominations established in the early Republic in reaction to the racism...

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Fijian and Tongan Methodism

Jane Samson.

in The Oxford History of Protestant Dissenting Traditions, Volume IV

March 2019; p ublished online April 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Christianity. 10229 words.

Pacific islanders have made Christianity their own, including the Methodism introduced by British missionaries in the early nineteenth century. At times, island Methodism has challenged...

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The Americanization of Methodism

Mark A. Noll.

in America's God

November 2002; p ublished online November 2003 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christianity. 7857 words.

Methodism became a great force in American life as a spiritual movement directed toward the salvation of souls. In its early American history, Methodism was mostly apolitical. Like their...

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Methodism and the Church

David M. Chapman.

in The Oxford Handbook of Ecclesiology

June 2018; p ublished online July 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Christianity. 8659 words.

This chapter examines the nature of the church in Methodist experience and practice from the origins of Methodism as a network of religious societies in the eighteenth century to its...

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Anglicanism and Methodism

David R. Wilson.

in The Oxford History of Anglicanism, Volume II

October 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Christianity; Christianity. 14008 words.

This chapter examines the complex relationship between Anglicanism and Methodism. Revising the view that Methodism was an ever-separating movement, this chapter contends that the...

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Methodism and Pentecostalism

Donald W. Dayton.

in The Oxford Handbook of Methodist Studies

September 2011; p ublished online January 2010 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Christianity. 7992 words.

This article shows that neither Methodism nor Pentecostalism can be fully understood without reference to the other. Historically, they are like ‘Siamese twins’, bound to each other while...

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British Methodism and Evangelicalism

Martin Wellings.

in The Oxford Handbook of Methodist Studies

September 2011; p ublished online January 2010 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Christianity. 7339 words.

This article traces the relationship over time between British Methodism and evangelicalism. British Methodism was born in the evangelical revival, and it contributed significantly to the...

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Methodism and Culture

David W. Bebbington.

in The Oxford Handbook of Methodist Studies

September 2011; p ublished online January 2010 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Christianity. 8591 words.

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...

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