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The Resource Taking heaven by storm : Methodism and the rise of popular Christianity in America, John H. Wigger

Taking heaven by storm : Methodism and the rise of popular Christianity in America, John H. Wigger

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Taking heaven by storm : Methodism and the rise of popular Christianity in America
Title
Taking heaven by storm
Title remainder
Methodism and the rise of popular Christianity in America
Statement of responsibility
John H. Wigger
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Following the Revolutionary War, American Methodism grew at an astonishing rate, rising from fewer than 1,000 members in 1770 to over 250,000 by 1820. In Taking Heaven by Storm, John H. Wigger seeks to explain this remarkable expansion, offering a provocative reassessment of the role of popular religion in American life
  • Wigger examines American Methodism from a variety of angles, focusing in turn on the circuit riders who relentlessly pushed the Methodist movement forward, the critical role of women and African Americans within the movement, the enthusiastic nature of Methodist worship, and the unique community structure of early American Methodism. Under Methodism's influence, American evangelism became far more enthusiastic, egalitarian, entrepreneurial, and lay oriented - characteristics that continue to shape and define popular religion today
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wigger, John H.
Dewey number
287/.0973/09033
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
BX8236
LC item number
.W44 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Religion in America series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Methodist Church
  • Methodism
  • Methodist Church
  • Methodism
  • United States
  • United States
  • Methodisme
  • Methodismus
  • Volksfrömmigkeit
Label
Taking heaven by storm : Methodism and the rise of popular Christianity in America, John H. Wigger
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-260) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Emergence of American Methodism
  • The Methodist Connection
  • The Methodist Itinerant
  • The Social Principle
  • A Boiling Hot Religion
  • Slavery and African-American Methodism
  • Sisters and Mothers in Israel
  • Methodism Transformed
Control code
36573695
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 269 pages
Isbn
9780195104523
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97009359
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)36573695
Label
Taking heaven by storm : Methodism and the rise of popular Christianity in America, John H. Wigger
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-260) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Emergence of American Methodism
  • The Methodist Connection
  • The Methodist Itinerant
  • The Social Principle
  • A Boiling Hot Religion
  • Slavery and African-American Methodism
  • Sisters and Mothers in Israel
  • Methodism Transformed
Control code
36573695
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 269 pages
Isbn
9780195104523
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97009359
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)36573695

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