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Published: 16 April 2015

240 Pages


ISBN: 9780199359622

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Methodism in the American Forest

Russell E. Richey

  • Recognizes a threefold pattern in the Methodist movement's engagement with the ever-moving American frontier as wilderness, as shady grove, and as garden
  • Shows that the camp meetings that Methodism made their own in the early nineteenth century metastasized into five different forms as the church settled into towns and cities
  • Explores the possibilities in Methodist camp meeting and forest ministries for a fuller articulation of doctrine, specifically of a doctrine of God