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The Wesleyan Connection in Shelburne and Birchtown, Nova Scotia

Saving Souls or Catching Whales. Studies in the History of Missions No. 20

By (author) Samuel J. Rogal
Format: Hardback
Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd, New York, United States
Imprint: Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
Published: 31st Dec 2000
Dimensions: w 156mm h 234mm
ISBN-10: 0773476792
ISBN-13: 9780773476790
Barcode No: 9780773476790
Synopsis
This text focuses on the development of Methodism in Nova Scotia, with attention paid to the towns of Shelburne and Birchtown. It looks at the issue over control of a religious organization, which in the late 18th century, John Wesley appeared to have lost. Wesley embraced the efforts at Birchtown because he supported the idea of freedom for black people and opposed slavery. Some historians maintain that by ordaining lay elders to cross the Atlantic John Wesley did manage to establish the means by which the Methodist Episcopal Church could organize itself into a significant religious body in the US and Canada.

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