Item description for The Story of American Methodism by Frederick A. Norwood...
Overview This comprehensive one-volume history of American Methodism, the first in many years, trace sthe development of a new church in a new nation from its new beginnings with the Wesleys in England to the changes and challenges of later twentieth-century America. Th includes--as no other Methodist history has done so far--the story of Evangelical United Brethren Church as part of Methodism. The cultural and religious pluralism of the country today: Black Methodism, the cotnribution of women, the theological trends across 200 years--all emerge in clear detail. The story of the various branches of Methodism is followed through the years.
Publishers Description A comprehensive one-volume history of American Methodism, tracing the development of a new church in a new nation from its beginnings with the Wesleys in England to the changes and challenges of later twentieth-century America. Black Methodism, the contributions of women, theological trends across 200 years--all emerge in clear detail. This book also includes the story of the Evangelical United Brethren Church as part of Methodism, as well as the cultural and religious pluralism of the country today.
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Studio: Abingdon Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 6" Height: 1" Weight: 1.44 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 1974
Publisher Abingdon Church Supplies
ISBN 0687396417 ISBN13 9780687396412
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America and the Methodist Church growing together through God's Grace Feb 25, 2007
Our Covenant Group at Church is reading Frederick Norwood's book, The Story of American Methodism.
We are enjoying this book very much. It's great reading, jammed with historical facts and information. Mr. Norwood shows how Methodism and our young nation grew (and expanded west) together, each influencing the other.
I recommend this book highly. When I began to read it, I couldn't put it down. I'm a lifelong Methodist and to read about our history - and how the 'pioneer' circuit riders - preachers - survived and sacrificed their lives in the wilderness - is a magnificent story that should be told. Every one of these Christians were real heroes. Our whole class is in awe of their holy work, devotion and passion for our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
We're all thankful to God for these men and women who built up the early church in America and nurturned its growth until present times.
You can see and feel the Holy Spirit's work throughout the book.
Mr. Norwood has done an outstanding job. Our group encourages others to read this astounding and amazing book about real people who accomplished much and overcame incredible odds in their lifetimes. A true inspirational read.
It should be a movie.
Overview History Feb 15, 2004
Frederick Norwood's book was required reading in Seminary, and I still find myself going back to it, time and again, for information about the history of the MEC (Methodist Episcopal Church) and the UMC (United Methodist Church). This is not really the most exciting reading, and there are many topics that are more completely covered elsewhere, but as an overview of the denominational History of Methodists in the United States, this book does an excellent job.