Wigger, John H., 1959-

American saint : Francis Asbury and the methodists / John Wigger. - Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009. - xi, 543 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [423]-525) and index.

The apprentice -- The young preacher -- The promise of discipline -- Southern persuasion -- One revolution -- Leads to another -- Looking forward, looking backward -- A new church in a new nation -- "Such a time-- was never seen before" -- "Alas for the rich! they are so soon offended" -- "Be not righteous over much" -- Schism -- Reconnecting -- "Weighed in the balances" -- "We were great too soon" -- "Down from a Joyless height" -- "Feel for the power" -- "The garden of God" -- "Like a moving fire" -- Limits -- "I see, I feel what is wrong in preachers and people, but I cannot make it right" -- What God allows -- End of the road -- Bending Frank.

Asbury single-handedly guided the creation of the American Methodist church, which became the largest Protestant denomination in nineteenth-century America, and laid the foundation of the Holiness and Pentecostal movements that flourish today. John Wigger has written the definitive biography of Asbury and, by extension, a revealing interpretation of the early years of the Methodist movement in America. --from publisher description

9780195387803 0195387805


GBA988381 bnb

015365964 Uk

Asbury, Francis, 1745-1816.

Methodist Episcopal Church--Bishops--Biography.

BX8495.A8 / W46 2009

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