Methodist Evangelism, American Salvation

The Home Missions of the Methodist Episcopal Church, 1860-1920

By Mark R. Teasdale

Foreword by Ted A. Campbell

Methodist Evangelism, American Salvation

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  • Publication Date: 3/17/2014
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Methodist Evangelism, American Salvation

The Home Missions of the Methodist Episcopal Church, 1860-1920

By Mark R. Teasdale

Foreword by Ted A. Campbell

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  • ISBN: 9781620329160
  • Pages: 292
  • Publication Date: 3/17/2014
  • Retail Price: $34.00
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About-

Powerful ideas have the capacity to inspire great good. They also have the capacity to prompt unspeakable acts of evil. The ideas of "America" and "the gospel" have been used for both. The situation was no different when the Methodist Episcopal Church (MEC) brought these two ideas together in its evangelistic work from 1860 to 1920, including during the Civil War and the First World War. Methodist Evangelism, American Salvation traces the MEC's home missions among African Americans and whites in the South; among Native Americans, Mexicans, and white settlers in the West; and among newly arrived immigrants, their children, the poor, and the rich in the East's burgeoning cities. It shows the innovative and courageous work of the MEC to improve the quality of life for these most marginalized populations in the United States. It also shows the fear the MEC had that these populations would overthrow American civilization if they did not conform to the values held by white, middle-class, native-born Americans.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"Teasdale employs careful historical analysis while framing the issues of the time with a pastorally informed eye, balancing difficult yet poignant material. This text is a welcome and significant contribution."
--Laceye Warner, Executive Vice Dean, Duke University Divinity School, North Carolina

"Teasdale provides a sharply focused and well-nuanced analysis of the evangelistic mission of Methodism in one of its most critical ages of growth. At a time when the interface of Christianity and culture figures so prominently on the contemporary landscape, this study of developments in the nineteenth century provides important lessons from which we can learn. Many will find this book helpful in the quest to more fully understand American religious culture."
--Paul W. Chilcote, Academic Dean, Professor of Historical Theology and Wesleyan Studies, Ashland Theological Seminary, Ohio

Contributors-

Mark R. Teasdale
Ted A. Campbell

Bio(s)-

Mark R. Teasdale is the E. Stanley Jones Associate Professor of Evangelism at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. He publishes and teaches in the areas of practical evangelism, the theology of evangelism, American history, and United Methodist studies. He has served as the editor of Witness: The Journal of the Academy for Evangelism in Theological Education and as a member of the Board of Publications for the American Society of Missiology. He has also directed the Doctor of Ministry Program at Garrett-Evangelical

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