Methodism: Empire of the Spirit  -     By: David Hempton
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Methodism: Empire of the Spirit

Yale University Press / 2006 / Paperback

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"Hempton's unusually well-written book benefits from the recent surge of fine historical work on early Methodism and represents an analytical leap forward in its own right. It charts the Methodist course on both sides of the Atlantic, revisits old questions with fresh archival research,"---Christian Century. 304 pages, softcover. Yale University.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 304
Vendor: Yale University Press
Publication Date: 2006
Dimensions: 9.30 X 6.20 (inches)
ISBN: 0300119763
ISBN-13: 9780300119763
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Publisher's Description

This lively history of the rise of Methodism charts the development of the movement from its unpromising origins in England in the 1730s to its major international importance by the 1880s. The book explores Methodism’s phenomenal growth in the British Isles, America, and around the globe, and the complex reasons for its wide-ranging appeal.
"This is an extraordinary book. It is jammed full of scintillating interpretations; it is beautifully written; and it conveys tremendous insight in a short compass. It will be recognized immediately as the classic work on the rise of Methodism."— Mark Noll, Wheaton College
"Clear, concise, original and formidably learned."—Eugen Weber, The Key Reporter
"Brilliantly provocative. . . . [A] masterful account."—Grant Wacker, Christian Century

Author Bio

David Hempton is University Professor at Boston University, where he directs the university’s program in the History of Christianity.


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