The Hedstroms and the Bethel Ship Saga: Methodist Influence on Swedish Religious Life

The Hedstroms and the Bethel Ship Saga: Methodist Influence on Swedish Religious Life

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Overview

The first book-length biographical treatment of Olof Gustaf Hedstrom and his brother Jonas documents their work in spreading Methodism among Swedish immigrants to America. Henry C. Whyman discusses the Bethel Ship Saga, a ministry unique in American immigrant history, and examines the larger picture of the role of religion in nineteenth-century European immigration to the United States.

The Bethel Ship, a floating chapel in New York Harbor, was the vehicle and headquarters for an effective ministry to immigrants arriving in America. Olof Hedstrom, a Methodist minister serving in the Catskill Mountain area, was called to New York to organize and lead this endeavor.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780809317622
Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press
Publication date: 08/28/1992
Edition description: 1st Edition
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.75(d)
Lexile: 1370L (what's this?)

About the Author

Henry C. Whyman, a scholar and retired Methodist minister, served as the executive secretary of the Brooklyn and Long Island Church Society.

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