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American saint : Francis Asbury and the methodists

Author: John H Wigger
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Francis Asbury; Francis Asbury; Francis Asbury
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John H Wigger
ISBN: 9780195387803 0195387805 9780199948246 0199948240
OCLC Number: 304386078
Description: xi, 543 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: John Wigger.
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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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