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Published: 02 May 2019

304 Pages


ISBN: 9780190844516

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Old or New School Methodism?

The Fragmentation of a Theological Tradition

Kevin M. Watson

  • Sheds light on an initial fragmentation that occurred in American Methodism in the 1850s and 1860s
  • Profiles Matthew Simpson, the most influential bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and B. T. Roberts, the founder of the Free Methodist Church
  • Argues for the importance of specificity in discussing American Methodist theology, against recent historiography