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I. Confession – II. Church History – III. Methodist World Mission

I. Confession

Methodism arose as a movement of spiritual renewal in the established Anglican Church of England and Wales in the 1730s and 1740s. Its earliest, least organized phase reflected the influence of three important antecedents – the evangelical Calvinist Puritans, the Pietists of Halle (Pietism), and the Moravians, and a high-church Anglican tradition (High church movement) that had promoted an i…

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Noll, Mark A., Pfleiderer, Georg, Ward, W. Reginald, Wigger, John H. and Price, Lynne, “Methodists”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 03 August 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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