The Religion of the People
Methodism and Popular Religion 1750-1900
By (author) David Hempton
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Religion of the People by David Hempton
Book DescriptionTaking account of broader patterns of growth, the focus of this book is Methodism in the British Isles. Hempton discusses why Methodism, the most important religious movement in the English-speaking world in the 18th and 19th centuries, grew when and where it did and what was the nature of the Methodist experience for those who embraced it. He also explores the themes of law, politics and gender which lie at the heart of Methodist influence on individuals, communities and social structures.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415077149
(234mm x 156mm x 21mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 7-Mar-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author David Hempton
Evangelical Disenchantment, Paperback (September 2013)
Insightful portraits of nine public figures who became enchanted and then disenchanted with evangelical religion
Methodism and Politics in British Society 1750-1850, Paperback (July 2012)
Originally published in 1984, this book charts the political and social consequences of Methodist expansion in the first century of its existence. While the relationship between Methodism and politics is the central subject of the book a number of other important themes are also developed.
Church in the Long Eighteenth Century, Hardback (September 2011)
Examining eighteenth-century religious thought in its sophisticated national and social contexts, the author relates the narrative of the Church to the rise of religious enthusiasm pioneered by Pietists, Methodists, Evangelicals and Revivalists, and by important leaders like August Hermann Francke, Jonathan Edwards and John Wesley.
Methodism, Paperback (October 2006)» View all books by David Hempton
Charts the development of the movement of the rise of Methodism from its unpromising origins in England in the 1730s to its major international importance by the 1880s. This book explores Methodism's phenomenal growth in the British Isles, America, and around the globe, and the complex reasons for its wide-ranging appeal.
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Author Biography - David Hempton
David Hempton is Professor of Modern History in the Queen's University of Belfast. He is the author of Methodism and Politics in British Society 1750-1850 (London, 1984), co-author of Evangelical Protestantism in Ulster Society 1740-1890 and contributor of a number of articles on the religious history of Britain and Ireland in the modern period. He is a fellow of the Royal Historial Society.
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