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Oxford Theology and Religion Monographs

Anti-Methodism and Theological Controversy in Eighteenth-Century England

The Struggle for True Religion

Simon Lewis

Anti-Methodism and Theological Controversy in Eighteenth-Century England

Oxford Theology and Religion Monographs

Anti-Methodism and Theological Controversy in Eighteenth-Century England

The Struggle for True Religion

Oxford Theology and Religion Monographs: Anti-Methodism and Theological Controversy in Eighteenth-Century England

 

Eighteenth-century Methodism was a divisive phenomenon which attracted a torrent of printed opposition, especially from Anglican clergymen. Yet, most of these opponents have been virtually forgotten.


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Beschrijving Oxford Theology and Religion Monographs: Anti-Methodism and Theological Controversy in Eighteenth-Century England

John Wesley and George Whitefield are remembered as founders of Methodism, one of the most influential movements in the history of modern Christianity. Characterized by open-air and itinerant preaching, eighteenth-century Methodism was a divisive phenomenon, which attracted a torrent of printed opposition, especially from Anglican clergymen. Yet, most of these opponents have been virtually forgotten. Anti-Methodism and Theological Controversy in
Eighteenth-Century England is the first large-scale examination of the theological ideas of early anti-Methodist authors. By illuminating a very different perspective on Methodism, Simon Lewis provides a fundamental reappraisal of the eighteenth-century Church of England and its doctrinal priorities. For anti-Methodist
authors, attacking Wesley and Whitefield was part of a wider defence of 'true religion', which demonstrates the theological vitality of the much-derided Georgian Church. This book, therefore, places Methodism firmly in its contemporary theological context, as part of the Church of England's continuing struggle to define itself theologically.


ISBN
9780192855756
Pagina's
224
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Oxford Theology and Religion Monographs
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680
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1
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Hardback
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Engels
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OUP Oxford

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