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Published: 08 July 2014

256 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780198708940

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Textual Warfare and the Making of Methodism

Brett C. McInelly

  • The first sustained study of the specific ways the anti-Methodist literature informed the Methodist revival and religiosity, and the idea that the anti-Methodist literature actually served as a catalyst to the movement.
  • Makes extensive use of primary source material, much of which has either been scantly studied or not studied at all.
  • Approaches Methodism and religious experience as a rhetorical problem: a point of contestation and debate resolved through discourse.