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Author Richey, Russell E., author

Title Methodism in the American forest / Russell E. Richey
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 2015


Description 1 online resource
Contents Introduction: Methodism and the American woodland -- Wilderness, shady grove, and garden -- Cathedraling the woods -- A church spread into the wilderness -- Gardening the wilderness or machines in the garden or tending the garden -- Two cities in the woods, Methodism's gardening options : a concluding note -- Appendix: John Wesley preaching under trees and in groves
Summary Methodism found its home in the American forest. It was quickly learned that only a fool would, in the new country, adhere to John Wesley's mandate for preaching in fields. Under the blazing American sun, Methodist preachers found a better outdoors 'sanctuary' for larger gatherings. Camp meetings, if not a Methodist invention, became the movement's signature. Over the course of the nineteenth century, Methodism matured as a denomination and so did its uses of the camp meeting, changes that this volume tracks
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from home page (viewed on February 24, 2015)
Subject Methodist Church -- United States -- History
Methodist preaching -- United States -- History
Camp meetings -- United States -- History
Forests and forestry -- Religious aspects -- Methodist Church.
Forests and forestry -- Religious aspects -- Methodist Church
Camp meetings
Methodist Church
Methodist preaching
United States
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780199359646