Author: James Edward Armstrong
Publisher: Forgotten Books
Release Date: 2018-02-09
Excerpt from History of the Old Baltimore Conference From the Planting of Methodism in 1773 to the Division of the Conference in 1857 The writer of this History was admitted on trial' into the Old Baltimore Conference at its session in Hagerstown, Maryland, in March, 1853, four years before the division into the Baltimore and East Balti more Conferences. At the same session John S. Martin was elected Secretary. Five years later James E. Armstrong was selected as Assistant Secretary. These two served the Conference with entire har mony and with unsurpassed efficiency until the death of Dr. Martin in 1888. At the next session, March, 1889, James E. Armstrong was elected to succeed his much-loved co-worker; and has continued in office by unanimous vote of his Conference until this day. Thus by personal association with many of the Old Guard and by familiarity with the records of the body from the beginning, he is eminently fitted for the work he has essayed in this volume. 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.
Author: William R. Sutton
Publisher: Penn State Press
Release Date: 2010-11-01
When industrialization swept through American society in the nineteenth century, it brought with it turmoil for skilled artisans. Changes in technology and work offered unprecedented opportunity for some, but the deskilling of craft and the rise of factory work meant dislocation for others. Journeymen for Jesus explores how the artisan community in one city, Baltimore, responded to these life-changing developments during the years of the early republic. Baltimore in the Jacksonian years (1820s and 1830s) was America's third largest city. Its unions rivaled those of New York and Philadelphia in organization and militancy, and it was also a stronghold of evangelical Methodism. These circumstances created a powerful mix at a time when workers were confronting the negative effects of industrialism. Many of them found within Methodism and its populist spirituality an empowering force that inspired their refusal to accept dependency and second-class citizenship. Historians often portray evangelical Protestantism as either a top-down means of social control or as a bottom-up process that created passive workers. Sutton, however, reveals a populist evangelicalism that undergirded the producer tradition dominant among those supportive of trade union goals. Producers were not socialists or social democrats, but they were anticapitalist and reform-minded. In populist evangelicalism they discovered a potent language and ethic for their discontent. Journeymen for Jesus presents a rich and unromanticized portrait of artisan culture in early America. In the process, it adds to our understanding of the class tensions present in Jacksonian America.
Author: J. Gordon Melton
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date: 2007-01-01
A Will to Choose surveys the first century of African American Methodism from its emergence in the 1860s through the changes wrought by the Civil War. From the beginning of Methodism in the United States, African Americans appropriated Methodism, helped transform it from a revitalization movement into an evangelical church, and integrated it into their struggle for liberation and wholeness.
Author: Charles F. Irons
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
Release Date: 2009-11-30
In the colonial and antebellum South, black and white evangelicals frequently prayed, sang, and worshipped together. Even though white evangelicals claimed spiritual fellowship with those of African descent, they nonetheless emerged as the most effective defenders of race-based slavery. As Charles Irons persuasively argues, white evangelicals' ideas about slavery grew directly out of their interactions with black evangelicals. Set in Virginia, the largest slaveholding state and the hearth of the southern evangelical movement, this book draws from church records, denominational newspapers, slave narratives, and private letters and diaries to illuminate the dynamic relationship between whites and blacks within the evangelical fold. Irons reveals that when whites theorized about their moral responsibilities toward slaves, they thought first of their relationships with bondmen in their own churches. Thus, African American evangelicals inadvertently shaped the nature of the proslavery argument. When they chose which churches to join, used the procedures set up for church discipline, rejected colonization, or built quasi-independent congregations, for example, black churchgoers spurred their white coreligionists to further develop the religious defense of slavery.
Author: Jane B. Donovan
Release Date: 2017-02-28
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Henry Foxall’s story is full of turning points and transitions. He was also a catalyst for the transformation of a Spirit-filled movement into a church denomination and a young nation into an economic powerhouse. Foxall was a friend to Bishop Francis Asbury, a generous contributor to the Methodist enterprise, and a successful business person. But more than that, Henry Foxall’s life is a tale of one man’s impact on both a church and state in a country that enshrines their separation. It is a uniquely American story. This biography of Henry Foxall (1758ꟷ1823), sheds light on second generation Methodists and Methodism. Dr. Donovan focuses on Foxall's role in funding many of Asbury's projects, thus offering new insight into the beginnings of Methodist institutionalization. Foxall also demonstrates early Methodist embourgeoisement, the movement of the church's social location from the working classes and poor to the middle and upper classes. Foxall was an early adapter in both institutionalization and embourgeoisement, and since we have few accounts of those developments while they were in process, this work makes a substantial contribution to our understanding of nineteenth-century American Methodism.
Author: Richard L. Hall
Release Date: 2003
The enthralling story of the eleven hundred brave souls who chose to emigrate back to the west coast of Africa under the auspices of the Maryland Colonization Society. In spite of terrible hardships, the colonists created a settlement that exists to this day.