American saint : Francis Asbury and the methodists / John Wigger.
By: Wigger, John H.Material type: BookPublisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009Description: xi, 543 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9780195387803; 0195387805.Subject(s): Asbury, Francis, 1745-1816 | Methodist Episcopal Church -- Bishops -- BiographyOnline resources: Publisher description | Contributor biographical information
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Includes bibliographical references (p. -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
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