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Methodism in the American forest / Russell E. Richey.

Richey, Russell E., (author.).
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Subject: Methodist Church > United States > History.
Methodist preaching > United States > History.
Camp meetings > United States > History.
Forests and forestry > Religious aspects > Methodist Church.

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  • ISBN: 9780199359646 (ebook)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2015.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary, etc.: Methodism found its home in the American forest. It was quickly learned that only a fool would, in the new country, adhere to John Wesley's mandate for preaching in fields. Under the blazing American sun, Methodist preachers found a better outdoors 'sanctuary' for larger gatherings. Camp meetings, if not a Methodist invention, became the movement's signature. Over the course of the nineteenth century, Methodism matured as a denomination and so did its uses of the camp meeting, changes that this volume tracks.
Source of Description Note: Description based on online resource; title from home page (viewed on February 24, 2015).
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