Methodism and Politics: 1791-1851

Methodism and Politics: 1791-1851

by E. R. Taylor


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Methodism and Politics: 1791-1851 by E. R. Taylor

Originally published in 1935, this book was formed from the Thirlwall and Gladstone Prize Essay for 1933. The text presents a study of the relationship between Methodism and politics from 1791 to 1851, the 60 year period following John Wesley's death. This was a time of great change both in terms of British history and the development of Methodism. A bibliography is included and notes are incorporated throughout. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in Methodism, the history of Christianity and socio-political history.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781316626184
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/06/2016
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.01(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Religion and politics: Methodism and the English party system; 2. 'The father of Methodism': John Wesley and the position of Methodism in the church; 3. Liberal developments and the Methodist new connexion, 1791-7; 4. Revivals and reaction: methodism from 1797 to 1827; 5. 'The pope of Methodism': the primacy and policy of Jabez Bunting; 6. Politics and the laity: opposition to the Conference party, 1827-46; 7. The 'Wesleyan reaction' breaks up: the 'Wesleyan reform' agitation, 1846-51; 8. Methodism in 1851: its political types; Select bibliography; Index.

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