By Andrew Goodhead
This publication is exclusive in its drawing jointly the style of spiritual organization skilled within the Evangelical Revival and goals to teach how Methodism used to be a fusion of pre-existing rules, shaped right into a new operating version of spiritual organization. Paramount to the good fortune of the early Methodist was once the category assembly. This publication attracts on testimony, diary, and magazine files to supply first-hand debts of people's lives being replaced via attendance on the type assembly and its making attainable development in grace and holiness. within the early interval of Methodism the category assembly was once the crown to Methodist identification. An research of the first goals of this assembly, which gave the Methodist humans their designated features, is via a learn of the social identification and crew tactics that happened whilst potential contributors thought of becoming a member of the Methodists.
The decline of the category assembly to 1791 types the concluding chapters, and, utilizing 3 vintage sociological models-Weber (routinisation), Durkheim (totemism), and Troeltsch (primary/secondary religion)-as subject matters, the explanations why the category grew to become a go are tested. magazine, diary, and testimonial fabric help the Methodists' declining curiosity within the classification that ended in its irrelevance for a humans looking respectability instead of a right away come across with God.
Andrew Goodhead is a British Methodist Minister. he's almost immediately religious Care Lead at St Christopher's Hospice, Sydenham, London. He has served as a Circuit Minister and Superintendent Minister in Circuits in England and Scotland.
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A Crown and a Cross: The Rise, Development, and Decline of the Methodist Class Meeting in Eighteenth-Century England by Andrew Goodhead