The Cambridge companion to American Methodism / edited by Jason E. Vickers, United Theological Seminary, Ohio.
Contributor(s): Vickers, Jason E [editor.]Material type: TextSeries: Cambridge companions to religion: Publisher: New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2013Description: xviii, 392 pages : illustrations ; 23 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781107008342; 1107008344; 9781107401051; 1107401054Subject(s): Methodist Church -- United StatesDDC classification: 287.0973 LOC classification: BX8235 | .C36 2013
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"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. This volume will be an invaluable resource to scholars and students alike, including those who are exploring American Methodism for the first time"-- Provided by publisher.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction / Jason E. Vickers -- 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 M. 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 L. Woodruff Tait; 10. Asceticism / Maura Jane Farrelly; 11. Healing / Candy Gunther Brown; 12. Spiritual biography and autobiography / Ted A. Campbell; 13. Education / Stan Ingersol -- Part III. Methodists and American Society: 14. Methodists and race / Morris L. Davis; 15. African-American Methodists and the making of the civil rights movement / Dennis C. Dickerson; 16. American Methodist women: roles and contributions / Laceye C. Warner; 17. Methodists and war / Andrew J. Wood; 18. American Methodists and popular culture / Christopher J. Anderson.