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Methodist Churches
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Methodism, born of the revivalist movement in England in the early 18th century, today claims more than 14 million members who basically share their founder’s belief in God’s saving grace and justification for all.

1. Origins and history. The religious quarrels of the 17th century, as well as the after-math of rationalism and the writings of English deists, brought about the doctrinal indifference, sober piety and the general loss of fervour which characterized the Anglican Church at the beginning of the next century. In November 1…

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John Charles Maraldo, “Methodist Churches”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 26 February 2024 <>
First published online: 2016

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