Early Methodist Life & Spirituality
Early Methodist Life & Spirituality  -     By: Lester Ruth
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Representative writings of early American Methodists illustrating their spirituality and lives. This book presents primary source material from the writings of early American Methodists (ca. 1770-1820). Ruth topically organizes and sets each reading in context. Materials from Francis Asbury, Thomas Coke, Peter Cartwright, as well as rank-and-file Methodists are included. Ruth's book demonstrates that early Methodism was made up of both men and women and both Black and White persons. The primary material includes sermon outlines, journal and diary entries, excerpts from correspondence, hymnody and poetry, theological reflections, and contemporaneous historical descriptions.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 288
Vendor: Abingdon Press
Publication Date: 2005
Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches)
ISBN: 0687342740
ISBN-13: 9780687342747

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Representative writings of early American Methodists illustrating their spirituality and lives.
This book presents primary source material from the writings of early American Methodists (ca. 1770-1820).  Ruth topically organizes and sets each reading in context. Materials from Francis Asbury, Thomas Coke, Peter Cartwright, as well as rank-and-file Methodists are included. Ruth's book demonstrates that early Methodism was made up of both men and women and both Black and White persons. The primary material includes sermon outlines, journal and diary entries, excerpts from correspondence, hymnody and poetry, theological reflections, and contemporaneous historical descriptions.

Author Bio

Lester Ruth is the Research Professor of Christian Worship at Duke Divinity School.  He was a student of James F. White - the former University of Notre Dame Professor of Theology (Liturgical Studies).

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