Early Methodist Life and Spirituality

A Reader

Early Methodist Life and Spirituality
Author Lester Ruth
Publisher Kingswood Books
Publication Date 5/2005
Binding Book - Paperback
ISBN 9780687342747
Retail Price $44.99
Discount Price $29.99 (33% discount)
Representative writings of early American Methodists illustrating their spirituality and lives.This book presents primary source material from the writings of early American Methodists (ca. 1770-1820). Ruth topically organizes and sets each reading in context. Materials from Francis Asbury, Thomas Coke, Peter Cartwright, as well as rank-and-file Methodists are included. Ruth's book demonstrates that early Methodism was made up of both men and women and both Black and White persons. The primary material includes sermon outlines, journal and diary entries, excerpts from correspondence, hymnody and poetry, theological reflections, and contemporaneous historical descriptions.