Methodism


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Meth·od·ism

 (mĕth′ə-dĭz′əm)
n.
1. The beliefs, worship, and system of organization of the Methodists.
2. methodism Emphasis on systematic procedure.

Methodism

(ˈmɛθədɪzəm)
n
(Protestantism) the system and practices of the Methodist Church, developed by John Wesley and his followers

Meth•od•ism

(ˈmɛθ əˌdɪz əm)

n.
the doctrines, polity, beliefs, and methods of worship of the Methodists.
[1730–40]

Methodism

1. the religious teachings and church polity of John Wesley, 18th-century English theologian and evangelist, or those of his followers.
2. the doctrines, polity, beliefs, and rituals of the Methodist Church, founded by Wesley, especially its emphasis on personal and social morality. Also called Wesleyanism. — Methodist, n., adj.
See also: Protestantism
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Methodism - the religious beliefs and practices of Methodists characterized by concern with social welfare and public moralsMethodism - the religious beliefs and practices of Methodists characterized by concern with social welfare and public morals
Protestantism - the theological system of any of the churches of western Christendom that separated from the Roman Catholic Church during the Reformation
Translations

Methodism

[ˈmeθədɪzəm] Nmetodismo m

Methodism

[ˈmɛθədɪzəm] nméthodisme m

Methodism

nMethodismus m

Methodism

[ˈmɛθədɪzm] nmetodismo
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He had purchased the post of lieutenant of dragoons, and afterwards came to be a captain; but having quarrelled with his colonel, was by his interest obliged to sell; from which time he had entirely rusticated himself, had betaken himself to studying the Scriptures, and was not a little suspected of an inclination to methodism.
Rann was inwardly maintaining the dignity of the Church in the face of this scandalous irruption of Methodism, and as that dignity was bound up with his own sonorous utterance of the responses, his argument naturally suggested a quotation from the psalm he had read the last Sunday afternoon.
Off he packed the Methodists, one fine day, exiled several hundred of his people to Samoa for sticking to Methodism, and, of all things, invented a religion of his own, with himself the figure-head of worship.
An institution is the lengthened shadow of one man; as, Monachism, of the Hermit Antony; the Reformation, of Luther; Quakerism, of Fox; Methodism, of Wesley; Abolition, of Clarkson.
Banks and tariffs, the newspaper and caucus, Methodism and Unitarianism, are flat and dull to dull people, but rest on the same foundations of wonder as the town of Troy and the temple of Delphi, and are as swiftly passing away.
But the history of Methodism in Quinton goes back much further to the 18th century when John Wesley, the founder of Methodism, preached in the garden of Foley's house, now the site of Asda's car park.
1703: The founder of Methodism, John Wesley, was born, the 15th of 19 children of a clergyman.
The failure of early Episcopalianism to flourish beyond the coast, while Methodism was spreading there like wildfire, may have had less to do with any natural affinity among migrants for Methodism than with Episcopal struggles to imagine and realize a missionary presence after the departure of the Anglican Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts.
Folsom and his colleagues were thus able to indigenize Christian faith while providing a "third alternative" (193) to outright acceptance or rejection of Southern Methodism.
They cover the (Anglican) Church in Wales, Independents (Congregationalists), Baptists, the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), Roman Catholicism, Calvinistic and Wesleyan Methodism, the Moravian Church, Unitarianism, the Salvation Army, Pentecostalism, the United Reformed Church, Seventh-Day Adventism, the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints (Mormons), Jehovah's Witnesses, Evangelicalism, Judaism, Islam, Sikhism, and the Bah[sz]'i Faith.
This study of early American Methodism analyzes the roots and impact of conflict within The Holston Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, before and during the Civil War.
ICOULD get very interested in collecting things related to Methodism - I even own a few pieces already - fact is, being a country lad, born in the shadow of a couple of places that witnessed the birth of Primitive Methodism, my ancestors were probably of the faith.