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    Methodism through the Word Religions have been around for a while. It has helped people in many different countries and states. In this particular course we focused on how religion affected the mountain people. In particular Methodism is an interesting domination. It was started by John Wesley and has continued to grow today. In this paper Methodism will be outlined by its history and origin, comparing it to characteristics of Appalachian religion in the word, and if it is still thriving today. In 1729, John Wesley and his brother Charles attended Oxford University in England. They with the help of a friend George Whitefield, organized a group to practice a system of faith and discipline within the Anglican Church, which was the main Church of England at the time. The group approached a more logical way with their spiritual exercises and charitable works, they were labeled Methodists. This created a rift with the Anglican Church. Wesley did not realize they would become separate until later in his life. In 1735 the Wesley brothers and Whitefield sailed to the colony of Georgia, where they served in various capacities. While they were in Georgia, the three men encountered the Moravians, evangelical Protestants who had…

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    Page Break Sphere of Influence Two of the people who were greatly influenced by John Wesley were George Whitefield and Francis Asbury. George Whitefield Methodism with John and Charles Wesley, he was influenced by both John and Charles Wesley, he was a member of the Holy Club. In 1739, returned to England to get priest' orders to raise funds for his orphanage in Georga. George's preaching attracted many places, including England and Scotland. George was president of the first Methodist…

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    In American, organized Methodism began as a lay movement, meaning by people who were not ordained. The American Revolution profoundly impacted Methodism. John Wesley’s writings against the revolutionary cause did not enhance the image of Methodism among many who supported independence. Although by 1816, the churches had survived the difficulties of early life and were beginning to expand numerically and geographically. United Methodists share a common heritage with all Christians. According to…

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    not lose their faith and they managed to prosper with their religion. A group that played major role during the Great Awakening was the Methodists. John Wesley, and his brother Charles Wesley were against the Church of England. They believed that it was losing its true meaning so they opposed it. “Wesley was influenced by late seventeenth century Pietism, a movement whose followers emphasized religious experience and expression”. Wesley decided to organize small groups within the church. Their…

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    encompass all or a portion of a state. The delegates to the annual conferences convene once a year. The base step on the connectional ladder, usually called the church conference, consists of all the members of a local church (Lincoln, C. Eric, and Lawrence H. Mamiya 69-70). I do not agree so much with all the rules and regulations on how to carry out the church. They conduct business like this must take place to carry on a church. I believe if they pray instead of relying on who was appointed…

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    “John and Jennifer, I am so glad you are able to join me today for coffee so that we are able to discuss the topic of salvation that you ask me about last Sunday. So often people have questions about what salvation means, particularly within The United Methodist Church, and just don’t ask. I am very happy to have this conversation with you. As you know, different denominations believe salvation to be different than other denominations. Since you are attending The United Methodist Church, I…

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    The Great Awakening is a historical event that happened in 1740 to 1742. According to the author, Edwin Gaustad, this was “perhaps the most profound religious revival in the history of the New World.” Gaustad was born in Rowley, Iowa on November 14, 1923 and died at the age of 87 on March 25, 2011. He studied at Baylor and Brown University, and became a Professor of History at the University of California, Riverside. Gaustad published several books in the span of his life, but the one in…

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    Problem/Opportunity Several members of Tabernacle African Methodist Episcopal Church were identified as veterans and served in various branches of the military. The members have served in the Army, Navy, Air Force, and The National Guard. The veterans have participated in military combat, the reserves, and performed tours of duty across the foreign and domestic soil. Jesus the Christ traveled to several communities, cities, and surrounding areas in teaching the disciples how to become…

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    distinguishes between Wesley and Calvin understands of depravity and our dependence on grace, as well as their understandings of irresistible grace. Here Collins is at his best, “One of the chief differences… between Calvinism and Wesleyans is at what point in the Ordo salutis irresistible grace occurs. For Calvin, it is sanctifying grace that is irresistible; for Wesley, it is prevenient grace that ‘waiteth not for the call of man’” (Collins 82). Collins’ discussion of the new birth has a…

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    Andrew Fuller lived during a crucial time in the history of the Particular Baptists. Religious life in England had become quite lethargic and pessimistic during much of the eighteenth century as a result of the Enlightenment. In contrast to the decline in religious fervor was the Methodist revival led by George Whitfield and John Wesley. By 1754 the Particular Baptists had yet to embrace the revival movement largely due to their high view of God’s sovereignty and belief that evangelism…

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