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Methodism in Microcosm: Methodist History in Caswell County, North Carolina, 1780-1905

dc.contributor.advisor Heitzenrater, Richard P
dc.contributor.author Hunter, Martin Park
dc.date.accessioned 2009-10-31T18:03:15Z
dc.date.available 2009-10-31T18:03:15Z
dc.date.issued 2008-11-20
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10161/1509
dc.description 2009 Chester P. Middlesworth Award Winner
dc.description.abstract This paper surveys the development of Methodist frontier societies in Caswell County, North Carolina, into modern institutional churches during their first 125 years.Caswell Methodism proves to be a useful microcosm of American Methodism in which some broad historical trends can be demonstrated in local practice: 1. The planting of frontier Methodism. 2. The slow erosion of Wesleyan hallmarks like societies and classes, conversion-oriented preaching, and the model deed. 3. And, the incremental shift to nurture-oriented Sunday Schools and an institutional emphasis on buildings and bureaucracies. Some of the Methodist churches or class meetings mentioned in the paper include: Baxter's, Bethany, Camp Springs, Concord, Hebron, Lea's Chapel, New Hope, Parrish's, Piney Grove, Purley/Harrison's, Salem, Sergent's Schoolhouse, Shady Grove, Union, and Yanceyville. An extensive bibliography lists the locations of many primary sources.
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dc.subject Methodist Episcopal Church, South -- North Carolina -- Caswell County.
dc.subject Methodist Church -- North Carolina -- History
dc.title Methodism in Microcosm: Methodist History in Caswell County, North Carolina, 1780-1905
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