Women and the Shaping of British Methodism

Women and the Shaping of British Methodism Persistent Preachers, 1807-1907 - Gender in History

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A response to the prominent Methodist historian David Hempton's call to analyse women's experience within Methodism, this book is the first to deal with British Methodist women preachers over the entire nineteenth century. The author covers women preachers in Wesley's lifetime, the reason why some Methodist sects allowed women to preach and others did not, and the experience of Bible Christian and Primitive Methodist female evangelists before 1850. She also describes the many other ways in which women supported their chapel communities. The book also includes discussion of the careers of mid-century women revivalists, the opportunities home and foreign missions offered for female evangelism, the emergence of deaconess evangelists and Sisters of the People in late century, and the brief revival of female itinerancy among the Bible Christians.

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Book information

ISBN: 9780719078859
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Imprint: Manchester University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 287.0820941
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 305
Weight: 530g
Height: 149mm
Width: 223mm
Spine width: 31mm