Taking Heaven by Storm: Methodism and the Rise of Popular Christianity in America

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Following the Revolutionary War, American Methodism grew at an astonishing rate, rising from fewer than 1000 members in 1770 to over 250,000 by 1820. In Taking Heaven by Storm , John H. Wigger seeks to explain this remarkable expansion, offering a provocative reassessment of the role of popular religion in American life. Early Methodism was neither bland nor predictable; rather, it was a volatile and innovative movement, both driven and constrained by the hopes and fears of the ordinary Americans who constituted its core. ...

Taking Heaven by Storm: Methodism and the Rise of Popular Christianity in America 2001, University of Illinois Press, Urbana-Champaign, IL

ISBN-13: 9780252069949

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Taking Heaven by Storm: Methodism and the Rise of Popular Christianity in America 1998, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780195104523

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