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Marching to the Pearly White City: The Birth of the Metropolitan Methodist Mission

William Kostlevy

in Holy Jumpers: Evangelicals and Radicals in Progressive Era America

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195377842
eISBN:
9780199777204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377842.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The MCA was a product of Chicago, Chicago’s evangelical sub-cultural and Chicago Methodism. Its founders were businessmen E. L. Harvey and Duke Farson. In 1897 evangelist Beverly Carradine led the ... More


The Great Festivals of the Mlinethodists

Karen B. Westerfield Tucker

in American Methodist Worship

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195126983
eISBN:
9780199834754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019512698X.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Methodists developed several “peculiar” services of worship connected with admission and integration into, or maintenance of, the Christian (Methodist) community. These extraliturgical events, most ... More


“A Standard for the People”: The Burning Bush and the Organization of Mission in the MCA

William Kostlevy

in Holy Jumpers: Evangelicals and Radicals in Progressive Era America

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195377842
eISBN:
9780199777204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377842.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Church History

First noted for its demonstrative worship, the MCA’s periodical the Burning Bush employing the standard practices of early twentieth century muckraking journalism such as printing legal documents, ... More


Writing Against Slavery: Harriet Beecher Stowe

Judie Newman

in Women, Dissent, and Anti-Slavery in Britain and America, 1790–1865

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199585489
eISBN:
9780191728969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585489.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter discusses the strategies which Harriet Beecher Stowe mobilized from her religious background in order to further the abolitionist cause. In Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852) revivalist and ... More


Cathedraling the Woods

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/9780199359622.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The quarterly meeting or quarterly conference served as Methodism’s transmission. There the church’s leadership—presiding elders and often the bishop—engaged the preachers, class leaders, and others ... More


Methodism in the American Forest

Russell E. Richey

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199359622
eISBN:
9780199359646
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199359622.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Methodism found its home in the American forest. It was quickly learned that only a fool would, in the new country, adhere to John Wesley’s mandate for preaching in fields. Under the blazing American ... More


Camp Meeting

Randall Balmer

in Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory: A Journey into the Evangelical Subculture in America, 25th Anniversary edition

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199360468
eISBN:
9780190258252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199360468.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter presents the author's account of his visit to Camp Freedom in St. Petersburg, Florida. The people who run Camp Freedom come out of the holiness tradition, which emphasized the centrality ... More


The Minstrel Show Gets Religion

Sandra Jean Graham

in Spirituals and the Birth of a Black Entertainment Industry

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041631
eISBN:
9780252050305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041631.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American

After the Civil War, blackface minstrels found in religion a steady stream of subject matter tailor-made for comedic treatment. This chapter examines three songs that nicely illustrate the postwar ... More


The Folk Spiritual

Sandra Jean Graham

in Spirituals and the Birth of a Black Entertainment Industry

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041631
eISBN:
9780252050305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041631.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Spirituals are religious folk songs created by African Americans in the early nineteenth century. This chapter defines folk spirituals as orally transmitted songs with variable texts and melodies, a ... More


Innovators, Imitators, and a Jubilee Industry

Sandra Jean Graham

in Spirituals and the Birth of a Black Entertainment Industry

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041631
eISBN:
9780252050305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041631.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

The ever-growing success of the Fisk Jubilee Singers attracted widespread notice, and by 1873–1874 the troupe was facing a field of competitors, some of whom made innovations to the concert ... More


Conclusion

Kevin M. Watson

in Pursuing Social Holiness: The Band Meeting in Wesley's Thought and Popular Methodist Practice

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199336364
eISBN:
9780199395682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199336364.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The conclusion argues that the prior lack of a focused study of the early Methodist band meeting marked a significant gap in Wesleyan studies. It is argued that the history of the band meeting helps ... More


Sovereignty and Salvation on the Frontier of the Early Republic

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/9780199329571.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Richard McNemar was a frontier mystic, one of the principal organizers of Cane Ridge, the most well-known camp meeting in American history. He was also the target of perhaps the first heresy trial in ... More


“Lightnings and Thunderings, and Voices”: The Second Great Awakening

John Howard Smith

in A Dream of the Judgment Day: American Millennialism and Apocalypticism, 1620-1890

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780197533741
eISBN:
9780197533772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197533741.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The egalitarian energy of the American Revolution powered a wave of popular anti-authoritarianism reacting against Federalist influence in the Washington and Adams administrations. Egalitarian ... More


Zaz Zuh Zaz 1933–1934

Alyn Shipton

in Hi-de-ho: The Life of Cab Calloway

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195141535
eISBN:
9780190268398
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195141535.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter describes the career of Cabell Calloway after he transferred to a new record company, Victor. Victor was the leading jazz record company of 1933. Calloway's arrival on the label is an ... More


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