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1. Origins and Spread

Having its origins in Anglicanism (Anglican Communion), Methodism ranks among the most recent of the larger ecclesial communities; in 2000 it numbered some 70 million members and adherents worldwide. Through its own pneumatological emphases it contributed—at least indirectly—to the rise of the even younger family of Pentecostal churches.

The beginnings of Methodism lie in the movements for revival and ren…

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Wainwright, Geoffrey, “Methodism”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 18 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_M393>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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