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The Cambridge Companion to American Methodism available in Paperback
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- Cambridge University Press
A product of trans-Atlantic revivalism and awakening, Methodism initially took root in America in the eighteenth century. In the mid-nineteenth century, Methodism exploded to become the largest religious body in the United States and the quintessential form of American religion. This Cambridge Companion offers a general, comprehensive introduction to various forms of American Methodism, including the African-American, German Evangelical Pietist, holiness, and Methodist Episcopal traditions. Written from various disciplinary perspectives, including history, literature, theology, and religious studies, this volume explores the beliefs and practices around which the lives of American Methodist churches have revolved, as well as the many ways in which Methodism has both adapted to and shaped American culture.
Table of Contents
Part I. The Making and Remaking of American Methodism: 1. American Methodism: a theological tradition Jason E. Vickers; 2. Early American Methodism Russell E. Richey; 3. American Methodism in the nineteenth century: expansion and fragmentation Douglas Strong; 4. American Methodism in the twentieth century: reform, redefinition and renewal Wendy J. Deichmann; Part II. The Religious Culture of American Methodism: 5. Revivalism and preaching Michael K. Turner; 6. Sacraments and life cycle rituals Karen B. Westerfield Tucker; 7. Discipline and polity Douglas M. Koskela; 8. Clergy E. Brooks Holifield; 9. Laity Jennifer Woodruff Tait; 10. Asceticism Maura Jane Farrelly; 11. Healing Candy Gunther Brown; 12. Spiritual biography and autobiography Ted C. Campbell; 13. Education Stan Ingersol; Part III. Methodists and American Society: 14. Methodists and race Morris Davis; 15. African American Methodists and the civil rights movement Dennis Dickerson; 16. American Methodist women: roles and contributions Laceye Warner; 17. Methodists and war Andrew Wood; 18. Methodists and popular culture Christopher Anderson.