Religion of the People: Methodism and Popular Religion 1750-1900 [NOOK Book]

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Focusing on Methodism in the British Isles between 1750-1900 David Hempton discusses when and why Methodism grew and the nature of the Methodist experience for those who embraced it. Hempton considers four of the important figures in the early history of Methodism: John Wesley, the founder; Jabez Bunting, the most powerful man in the connexion in the ninetenth century; Thomas Allen, the connexional lawyer and political advisor; and Gideon Ouseley, a representative of the much neglected order of itinerant ...
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Religion of the People: Methodism and Popular Religion 1750-1900

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Overview

Focusing on Methodism in the British Isles between 1750-1900 David Hempton discusses when and why Methodism grew and the nature of the Methodist experience for those who embraced it. Hempton considers four of the important figures in the early history of Methodism: John Wesley, the founder; Jabez Bunting, the most powerful man in the connexion in the ninetenth century; Thomas Allen, the connexional lawyer and political advisor; and Gideon Ouseley, a representative of the much neglected order of itinerant preachers who spread the Methodist message. The Religion of the People concludes with an exploration of the themes of law, politics and gender which lie at the heart of Methodist influence on individuals, communities and social structures.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136131561
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/31/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

David Hempton is Professor of Modern History in the Queen's University of Belfast. He is the author of Methodism and Politics in British Society 1750-1850 (London, 1984), co-author of Evangelical Protestantism in Ulster Society 1740-1890 and contributor of a number of articles on the religious history of Britain and Ireland in the modern period. He is a fellow of the Royal Historial Society.

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Table of Contents

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Preface
1 'Motives, Methods and Margins': A Comparative Study of Methodist Expansion in the North Atlantic World, c. 1770-1850 3
2 Methodism in Irish Society, 1770-1830 29
3 Popular Religion in Modern Britain 49
4 John Wesley and England's 'Ancien Regime' 77
5 Jabez Bunting: the Formative Years, 1794-1820 91
6 Thomas Allan and Methodist Politics, 1790-1840 109
7 Gideon Ouseley: Rural Revivalist, 1791-1839 130
8 Methodism and the Law in English Society, 1740-1820 145
9 Popular Evangelicalism, Reform and Political Stability in England, c. 1780-1850 162
10 Women and Evangelical Religion in Ireland, 1750-1900 179
Conclusion 197
Notes 199
Index 233
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