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Author Richey, Russell E.
Title Methodism in the American forest / Russell E. Richey.
Imprint Oxford : Oxford University Press, [2015]

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Author Richey, Russell E.
Subject Methodist Church -- United States -- History.
Methodist preaching -- United States -- History.
Camp meetings -- United States -- History.
Forests and forestry -- Religious aspects -- Methodist Church.
Description 1 online resource
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Note Includes index.
Contents Methodism and the American woodland -- Wilderness, shady grove, and garden -- Cathedraling the woods -- A church spread into the wilderness -- Gardening the wilderness or machines in the garden or tending the garden -- Two cities in the woods, Methodism's gardening options : a concluding note -- Appendix: John Wesley preaching under trees and in groves.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO; viewed on February 12, 2015).
Summary Methodism found its home in the American forest. It was quickly learned that only a fool would, in the new country, adhere to John Wesley's mandate for preaching in fields. Under the blazing American sun, Methodist preachers found a better outdoors 'sanctuary' for larger gatherings. Camp meetings, if not a Methodist invention, became the movement's signature. Over the course of the nineteenth century, Methodism matured as a denomination and so did its uses of the camp meeting, changes that this volume tracks.
ISBN 9780199359639 (electronic bk.)
0199359636 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 902846578
Additional Format Print version: Richey, Russell E. Methodism in the American forest. Oxford ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2015] 9780199359622 (DLC) 2014026495 (OCoLC)892895243.

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