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Download PDF by Don Wright,Eric Clancy: The Methodists: A history of Methodism in NSW

By Don Wright,Eric Clancy

The Methodists tells the tale of Methodism in New South Wales from the institution of the 1st category conferences within the colony till the inauguration of the Uniting Church in 1977.

No mere chronicle of occasions, it seeks to interpret the vast sweep of Methodist historical past within the country and to appreciate where of the church in Australian society. Who have been the Methodists? Why did Methodism locate it so tough to set up itself within the early years of the Colony? Why was once it capable of unfold so speedily within the moment 1/2 the 19¼th century? How did the Church reply to the good questions raised by way of conflict and melancholy, business and social clash within the twentieth century? How has the Church regarding either contributors and the group? Has Methodism been capable of finding an enough reaction to the secularism of our times?

The Methodists throws new mild at the paintings of the earliest Methodist missionaries in Australia and, for the 1st time, supplies the various minor Methodist denominations their rightful position in Methodist historical past. It additionally tells the tale of the $64000 function the Church has performed within the wider neighborhood: from internal business Sydney, to the mushrooming suburbs of the trendy period and the extensive areas of the Methodist missions within the inland areas.

The Methodists is a e-book approximately humans and concepts instead of structures and corporations. in addition to making a huge contribution to the social and spiritual historical past of Australia, it is going to be of curiosity to individuals of the Uniting Church.

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