'Logical' Luther Lee and the Methodist War Against Slavery

'Logical' Luther Lee and the Methodist War Against Slavery

by Paul Leslie Kaufman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0810837102

ISBN-13: 9780810837102

Pub. Date: 01/10/2000

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Luther Lee, D.D. (1800-1889), one of the founders of Wesleyan Methodism, was a nineteenth-century reformer and an ordained minister in the Methodist Episcopal Church. Lee is known to most Methodist historians as a Methodist Episcopal minister who deserted the church that had brought him to spiritual birth and ordination. Wesleyan Methodist church historians know

Overview

Luther Lee, D.D. (1800-1889), one of the founders of Wesleyan Methodism, was a nineteenth-century reformer and an ordained minister in the Methodist Episcopal Church. Lee is known to most Methodist historians as a Methodist Episcopal minister who deserted the church that had brought him to spiritual birth and ordination. Wesleyan Methodist church historians know him as the first president of their denomination, an editor of their periodical, and unfortunately, a traitor who betrayed and then subsequently walked away from the church he had helped to establish. His significance to American history has not heretofore been observed. This volume explores Lee's life, his politics, and his theology. One of the author's particular foci is the extent to which Lee affected the antislavery movement. Paul L. Kaufman places Lee within the broad context of nineteenth-century reformism as he battled the "gag rule" of the Methodist Episcopal bishops, and then shaped the Wesleyan Methodist Connection while he served on the highest levels of Garrison's American AntiSlavery Society. Of interest to students and teachers of Methodism, American history, and the abolitionist movement.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810837102
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/10/2000
Series:
Studies in Evangelicalism Series, #17
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
5.81(w) x 8.93(h) x 1.05(d)

Table of Contents

Forewordvii
Acknowledgmentsix
Chronologyxiii
Introduction1
1.1800-1826: Formative Years9
2.1827-1835: Learning to Debate21
3.1836-1837: Becoming an Abolitionist49
4.1838-1839: New York Antislavery Struggles69
5.1839-1843: Bay State Antislavery Battles97
6.1843-1852: Wesleyan Methodist Church Planter and Editor117
7.1852-1860: Pastor and Professor161
8.1860-1889: Return to the Methodist Episcopal Church207
9.Conclusion221
Bibliography231
Index265
About the Author275

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