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History of the Methodist Episcopal Church in the United States of America, Vol. 4 free pdf Excerpt from History of the Methodist Episcopal Church in the United States of America, Vol. 4 George I. Senet, Esq. Mr Dear Sir: In committing to the press this concluding volume of the "History of the Methodist Episcopal Church," I would gratefully acknowledge my obligations to you. If I have succeeded, to any satisfactory degree, in my task, it has been largely owing to the reliefs which your kind attentions have afforded me from cares and anxieties, that would have seriously interfered with it. Your honored father appears briefly in my narrative- tho first collegiately-educated native preacher of his Church, except Fisk, and a man of most sterling talents and character, the friend and co laborer of Bangs, Emory, Soule, Ostrander, Rice, and the other strong men of tho second generation of American Methodist preachers, ho will be 0110 of the most interesting subjects of the later history of his denomination. The Church is happy to recognize in you the worthy son of so worthy a father. It finds, in this its third generation, the descendants of its early and heroic itinerants not only thronging its ministry, but founding, on enduring financial bases, its educational and other great institutions. In my former work (the "History of the Religious Movement of the Eighteenth Century, called Methodism," etc.) I brought the narrative down to 1839, the Centenary of British Methodism, and designed to conclude the present work at the same period. There was no important reason, however, for the latter purpose, as American Methodism has its own distinct centenary. But it would be us inexpedient to extend the record to the latter duto as to limit it to the former, our recent controversies cannot yet be satisfactorily narrated- the chief actors in some of them are still living, the families of many of the actors in the earlier ones still survive. There is also a hopeful tendency of reunion among our denominational parties which should not be disturbed by a return, however guarded, to their old disputes. Not till years hence can the historian safely review these unfortunate events. I have had a twofold design in this narrative: first, to show the real development of Methodism on this continent, its interior life, and its junction conditions- for in these two must find the best lessons of its history for all time. Secondly, to keep within such chronological limits os should not require an inconvenient number of volumes, and yet should allow of a substantially complete history of tho Church, of its inception, its organization, its chief personal agents, its theological and disciplinary systems, and finally those adjuncts of its practical system - publishing, Educational, Sunday-School, and Missionary institutions - which have, for the present at least, rounded, if not perfected its scheme. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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Author : Abel Stevens
Publisher : Forgotten Books
Data Published : 27 September 2015
ISBN : 1332435947
EAN : 9781332435944
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 588 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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