Methodists and their Missionary Societies 1760 1900

This book, together with a companion volume on the 20th century, offers an account of the overseas mission activity of British and Irish Methodists, its roots and fruits.

Methodists and their Missionary Societies 1760 1900

Methodism played an important part in the spread of Christianity from its European heartlands to the Americas, Asia, Africa and the Pacific. From John Wesley’s initial reluctance, via haphazard ventures and over-ambitious targets, a well-organized and supported Wesleyan Society developed. Smaller branches of British Methodism undertook their own foreign missions. This book, together with a companion volume on the 20th century, offers an account of the overseas mission activity of British and Irish Methodists, its roots and fruits. John Pritchard explores many aspects of mission, ranging from Labrador to New Zealand and from Sierra Leone to Sri Lanka, from open air preaching to political engagement, from the isolation of early pioneers to the creation of self-governing churches. Tracing the nineteenth-century missionary work of the Churches with Wesleyan roots which went on to unite in 1932, Pritchard explores the shifting theologies and attitudes of missionaries who crossed cultural and geographical frontiers as well as those at home who sent and supported them. Necessarily selective in the personalities and events it describes, this book offers a comprehensive overview of a world-changing movement - a story packed with heroism, mistakes, achievements, frustrations, arguments, personalities, rascals and saints.

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Methodists and their Missionary Societies 1760-1900
Language: en
Pages: 318
Authors: John Pritchard
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-04-22 - Publisher: Routledge

Methodism played an important part in the spread of Christianity from its European heartlands to the Americas, Asia, Africa and the Pacific. From John Wesley’s initial reluctance, via haphazard ventures and over-ambitious targets, a well-organized and supported Wesleyan Society developed. Smaller branches of British Methodism undertook their own foreign missions.
Methodists and their Missionary Societies 1760-1900
Language: en
Pages: 318
Authors: John Pritchard
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-04-22 - Publisher: Routledge

Methodism played an important part in the spread of Christianity from its European heartlands to the Americas, Asia, Africa and the Pacific. From John Wesley’s initial reluctance, via haphazard ventures and over-ambitious targets, a well-organized and supported Wesleyan Society developed. Smaller branches of British Methodism undertook their own foreign missions.
Methodists and their Missionary Societies 1900-1996
Language: en
Pages: 366
Authors: John Pritchard
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-04-22 - Publisher: Routledge

The twentieth century saw the spectacular growth of Christianity in much of the global south, the transformation of mission fields into self-governing Churches, schemes of church union (some successful, others abortive), evolving attitudes to other faiths and significant Christian engagement with issues of racial justice and world poverty. This book
The Practice of Mission in Global Methodism
Language: en
Pages: 290
Authors: David W. Scott, Darryl W. Stephens
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-04-20 - Publisher: Routledge

This book brings together Methodist scholars and reflective practitioners from around the world to consider how emerging practices of mission and evangelism shape contemporary theologies of mission. Engaging contemporary issues including migration, nationalism, climate change, postcolonial contexts, and the growth of the Methodist church in the Global South, this book
The Oxford History of Protestant Dissenting Traditions, Volume II
Language: en
Pages: 496
Authors: Andrew Thompson
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-06-21 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

The five-volume Oxford History of Dissenting Protestant Traditions series is governed by a motif of migration ('out-of-England'). It first traces organized church traditions that arose in England as Dissenters distanced themselves from a state church defined by diocesan episcopacy, the Book of Common Prayer, the Thirty-Nine Articles, and royal supremacy,