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Early Methodist Life and Spirituality A Reader

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ISBN-10: 0687342740

ISBN-13: 9780687342747

Edition: 2004

Authors: Lester Ruth

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Representative writings of early American Methodists illustrating their spirituality and lives. This book presents primary source material from the writings of early American Methodists (ca. 1770-1820). Ruth topically organizes and sets each reading in context. Materials from Francis Asbury, Thomas Coke, Peter Cartwright, as well as rank-and-file Methodists are included. Ruth's book demonstrates that early Methodism was made up of both men and women and both Black and White persons. The primary material includes sermon outlines, journal and diary entries, excerpts from correspondence, hymnody and poetry, theological reflections, and contemporaneous historical descriptions.
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Book details

List price: $38.99
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Publication date: 5/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Lester Ruth is the Research Professor of Christian Worship at Duke Divinity School.

Introduction : early American Methodists in context
Jesus Christ
Conversion and "experimental religion"
Heaven and hell
Shouting and other ecstatic experiences
Worship and preaching
Church fellowship, discipline, and expulsion