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Methodism : A Very Short Introduction - William J. Abraham

Methodism

A Very Short Introduction

Paperback Published: 25th April 2019
ISBN: 9780198802310
Number Of Pages: 152

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Beginning as a renewal movement within Anglicanism in the eighteenth century, Methodism had become the largest Protestant denomination in the USA in the nineteenth century, and is today one of the most vibrant forms of Christianity. Representing a complex spiritual and evangelistic experiment that involves a passionate commitment to worldwide mission, it covers a global network of Christian denominations.

In this Very Short Introduction William J. Abraham traces Methodism from its origins in the work of John Wesley and the hymns of his brother, Charles Wesley, in the eighteenth century, right up to the present. Considering the identity, nature, and history of Methodism, Abraham provides a fresh account of the place of Methodism in the life and thought of the Christian Church. Describing the message of Methodism, and who the Methodists are, he also considers the practices of Methodism, and discusses the global impact of Methodism and its decline in the homelands. Finally Abraham looks forward, and considers the future prospects for Methodism.

ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Introduction1: John Wesley and the origins of Methodism2: Supporting background music3: The people called methodists4: The message of Methodism5: The search for credible alternatives6: The practices of Methodism7: The impact of Methodism8: The decline of Methodism9: The future prospects of MethodismReferencesFurther ReadingIndex

ISBN: 9780198802310
ISBN-10: 0198802315
Series: Very Short Introductions
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 152
Published: 25th April 2019
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 17.78 x 11.43  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.16

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