A comprehensive one-volume history of American Methodism, tracing the development of a new church in a new nation from its beginnings with the Wesleys in England to the changes and challenges of later twentieth-century America. Black Methodism, the contributions of women, theological trends across 200 years--all emerge in clear detail. This book also includes the story of the Evangelical United Brethren Church as part of Methodism, as well as the cultural and religious pluralism of the country today.
About the Author
Frederick Norwood is former professor emeritus of history of Christianity at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. Now retired, he is known as a church historian in the field of American Methodism, and also served on the editorial board of The Encyclopedia of World Methodism.