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American Saint Francis Asbury and the Methodists

John Wigger

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195387803
eISBN:
9780199866410
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387803.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Francis Asbury (1745–1816) is one of the most important religious leaders in American history. He guided the creation of the American Methodist church, the largest church in nineteenth-century ... More


Experimental Religion

Philip N. Mulder

in A Controversial Spirit: Evangelical Awakenings in the South

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195131635
eISBN:
9780199834525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195131630.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Francis Asbury imposed a rigorous discipline and strict episcopacy on early American Methodists, and he envisioned a universal faith that would overwhelm the sectarian spirit that he saw prevalent in ... More


The Americanization of Methodism: The Age of Asbury

Mark A. Noll

in America's God: From Jonathan Edwards to Abraham Lincoln

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195151114
eISBN:
9780199834532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151119.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

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 counterparts ... More


To Raise a Holy People, Wear No Slouched Hat: The Methodist Settlement of the Frontier

Sam Haselby

in The Origins of American Religious Nationalism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199329571
eISBN:
9780199391387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199329571.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The chapter explains the phenomenal growth of Methodism in the early American republic as a result of the Methodists’ success in establishing a dynamic and effective system of social regulation. It ... More


The Evangelical Surge . . .

Mark A. Noll

in America's God: From Jonathan Edwards to Abraham Lincoln

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195151114
eISBN:
9780199834532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151119.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Evangelical Christianity, and Protestantism more generally, were in decline in the second half of the eighteenth century. After 1800, however, a great boom in numbers and energy of evangelical ... More


. . . and Constructing a New Nation

Mark A. Noll

in America's God: From Jonathan Edwards to Abraham Lincoln

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195151114
eISBN:
9780199834532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151119.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

As evangelical Christianity grew rapidly after the 1790s, it made a great contribution to the creation of a national culture. Evangelicalism, as a flexible form of Christianity, thrived in a national ... More


Journal of an American Methodist

Francis Asbury

in Early Evangelicalism: A Reader

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199916955
eISBN:
9780190258368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199916955.003.0054
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter presents excerpts from Francis Asbury's An Extract From the Journal of Francis Asbury, Bishop of the Methodist-Episcopal Church in America, From August 7, 1771, to December 29, 1778 ... More


Guidelines for American Methodists

Francis Asbury and Thomas Coke

in Early Evangelicalism: A Reader

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199916955
eISBN:
9780190258368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199916955.003.0055
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter presents excerpts from The Doctrines and Discipline of the Methodist Episcopal Church in America, Revised and Approved at the General Conference Held at Baltimore, in the State of ... More


Introduction: Methodism and the American Woodland

Russell E. Richey

in Methodism in the American Forest

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199359622
eISBN:
9780199359646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199359622.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The introduction locates this focused enquiry within the array of studies of American Methodism and revivalism. It does so by briefly observing how Methodism’s woodland missions routinized inherited ... More


Securing New Orleans

Barbara Brooks Tomblin

in The Civil War on the Mississippi: Union Sailors, Gunboat Captains, and the Campaign to Control the River

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813167039
eISBN:
9780813167817
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167039.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

In early 1862 David Dixon Porter convinced Navy Secretary Gideon Welles and the Lincoln administration to run a squadron of seagoing warships past the forts defending New Orleans and secure that ... More


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