A Portraiture Of Methodism; Being An Impartial View Of The Rise, Progress, Doctrines, Discipline…

Paperback | February 7, 2012

byJoseph Nightingale

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1807 Excerpt: ... DEAR MADAM, I Shall conclude my series of Letters with giving you some information relative to one or two divisions which have taken place in the Wesleyan connexion of Methodists, since the death of its founder. There have been, from time to time, numerous partial separations from the Methodists, concerning the administration of the sacraments, service in church-hours, &c but the most formidable divisions have been those relative to the nature and exercise of religious liberty, and to the forms of church government. Disputes on these subjects have produced the Methodist new itinerancy, and also the society of Revival Methodists. It has been observed, that there does not exist a denomination of Christians but what at one time or other lias been guilty of persecution; the Quakers alone excepted: but since the recent transactions relative to-Hannah Barnard, Mr. Rathbone, and others, have transpired, even this sect is shorn of its glory; and on its character also must now be written the humiliating word--Ichabod! A more glaring instance of persecution is, perhaps, not to be found in the annals of modern sectarian bigotry, than that relating to the trial and expulsion of the late Mr. Alexander Kilham from the Methodist connexion. If ever man suffered for righteousness sake, he most assuredly did, and that too from his own brethren; yea, even from many who had pledged themselves, in the most solemn manner, to stand by and support him. It appears from copious extracts of more than twenty letters, addressed to Mr. Kilham, from those very persons who afterwards signed his expulsion, that he was made the dupe of cunning and designing men. Those extracts are to be found in Messrs..Thorn and Grundel's Life of Kilham. They exhibit a farrago of abuse and satire against m...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1807 Excerpt: ... DEAR MADAM, I Shall conclude my series of Letters with giving you some information relative to one or two divisions which have t...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:118 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.25 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217675263

ISBN - 13:9780217675260

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