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The Americanization of Methodism: After 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:
10.1093/0195151119.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

By the middle of the nineteenth century, the Methodists were the largest American denomination. But as they grew, so also did their theology Americanize. In the years following the death of Francis ... More


Perfection and the Antebellum Urban Evangelical Woman

Kyle B. Roberts

in Evangelical Gotham: Religion and the Making of New York City, 1783-1860

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226388144
eISBN:
9780226388281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226388281.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter focuses on Phoebe Worrall Palmer, one of one of Evangelical Gotham's most influential theologians, writers, and revivalists in the mid-nineteenth century. Palmer was studiously plain in ... More


Mothers in Israel: Suffragettes, Women Preachers, and Female Roles in the Nineteenth Century

Joy A. Schroeder

in Deborah's Daughters: Gender Politics and Biblical Interpretation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199991044
eISBN:
9780199359615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199991044.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

From pulpits and speaker’s podiums, nineteenth-century women used Judges 4–5 to argue for their right to preach, lecture publicly, vote in elections, hold political office, and enter the political ... More


Evangelical Ecstasy

Peter Gardella

in Innocent Ecstasy, Updated Edition: How Christianity Gave America an Ethic of Sexual Pleasure

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190609405
eISBN:
9780190609436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190609405.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Evangelical Christians stress forgiveness and transformation in a moment of rebirth. In the 1800s, all Methodists, Baptists, Presbyterians, Congregationalists, and most Episcopalians and Lutherans in ... More


Holiness: An Essential in Early American Methodist Doctrine and Discipline

Kevin M. Watson

in Old or New School Methodism?: The Fragmentation of a Theological Tradition

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190844516
eISBN:
9780190844547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190844516.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter argues that holiness was an essential mark of American Methodist theology from the beginnings of American Methodism through the first half of the nineteenth century. The chapter ... More


Gardening the Wilderness or Machines in the Garden or Tending the Garden

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/9780199359622.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

After the 1830s, camp meetings, unimportant in some Methodist areas, in fact, evolved into five related but distinguishable garden, grove, and wilderness projects—primitive, programmatic, ... More


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