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The way of the cross leads home : the domestication of American Methodism

Author: A Gregory Schneider
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©1993.
Series: Religion in North America.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This richly detailed study of the rise of American Methodism and its social and cultural impact focuses on Methodist religious practice. Schneider shows how the forms of Methodist social religion laid the foundation for the adoption by many white middle-class Christians of an ideology of evangelical domesticity. Through practices such as class meetings and love feasts, Methodism cultivated a piety of self-sacrifice  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: A Gregory Schneider
ISBN: 0253350948 9780253350947
OCLC Number: 27174470
Description: xxviii, 257 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Foreword / Catherine L. Albanese and Stephen J. Stein --
Introduction: The rise of Methodism and domesticity --
Patriarchy and the culture of honor --
Republicanism and reform --
Migration: persistence and change --
Experimental religion and the way of the cross --
The salvation machine and the subversion of patriarchy --
Discipline and the rhetoric of separation --
Fellowship and the rhetoric of testimony --
Methodist identity: the way of the cross versus the culture of honor --
The family of God --
Ritualizing families for God --
The Christian home in the republic --
Icons of holiness and instruments of morality: women in their sphere and beyond it --
The family of God gives ground to the salvation machine.
Series Title: Religion in North America.
Responsibility: A. Gregory Schneider.

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Presents a study of the rise of American Methodism and its social and cultural impact, focusing on Methodist religious practice. This work shows how the forms of Methodist social religion laid the  Read more...

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