The Moravian Church In England, 1728-1760: Moravian Church In England

Hardcover | May 1, 1998

byColin Podmore

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The effects of the great Evangelical Revival in eighteenth-century England were felt throughout the world, not least in America. It has long been accepted that the Revival owed much of its initial impetus to the Moravian Church, but previous accounts of the Moravians' role have been inadequateand overly dependent on Wesleyan sources. Colin Podmore uses original material, from German as well as British archives to dispel common misunderstandings about the Moravians, and to reveal that their influence was much greater than has previously been acknowledged. Dr Podmore discusses whatmotivated people to join the Church, analyses the Moravians' changing relationships with John Wesley and George Whitefield, and shows how Anglican bishops responded to the Moravians' successive ecumenical stategies. His analysis of the successful campaign to secure state recognition (granted in1749) sheds light on the inner workings of the Hanoverian parliament. In conclusion, he examines how acclaim quickly turned to ridicule in a crisis of unpopularity which was to affect the Moravian Church for a generation.

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The effects of the great Evangelical Revival in eighteenth-century England were felt throughout the world, not least in America. It has long been accepted that the Revival owed much of its initial impetus to the Moravian Church, but previous accounts of the Moravians' role have been inadequateand overly dependent on Wesleyan sources. C...

Colin Podmore is at Church of England Council for Christian Unity.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:348 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.94 inPublished:May 1, 1998Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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PrefaceIntroduction1. The First Decade: 172817372. The Fetter Lane Society: 173817403. The Moravians' Relations with the Methodists4. The Moravians' Role in the Evangelical Revival5. The Appeal of the Moravian Church in England6. Episcopal Attitudes to the Moravians before 17497. `An Antient Protestant Episcopal Church': The Moravian Act of 17498. The Crisis of 1753Bibliography

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`The importance of Colin Podmore's account is that it demonstrates how, for a moment, eighteenth-century Anglicanism was open to new forms of worship and to co-operation with a sister church. Drawing on a wealth of archival sources in Germany, London and from the various congregations inEngland, Podmore builds a lucid chronology. This is a work that illuminates not onlyour understanding of Moravianism, but also of Anglicanism and of the eighteenth-century evangelical revival.'William Gibson, ? Archives jrnl?