The Welsh Methodist Society: The Early Societies in South-West Wales 1737-1750
Eryn M. White (Author)
DescriptionThe evangelical, or Methodist, revival in the eighteenth century had a major impact on Welsh religion, society, and culture. One of its outcomes was the unprecedented growth of Nonconformity by the nineteenth century, which established a very clear difference between Wales and England in religious terms. Since the Welsh Calvinistic Methodist movement did not split from the Church to form a separate denomination until 1811, it existed in its early years solely as a collection of local society meetings. Focusing on those early societies in southwest Wales, this study examines the grass roots of the Methodist movement, identifying the features that led to its subsequent remarkable success. At the heart of the book lie the experiences of the men and women who were members of the societies, along with explorations of their social and economic background and the factors that attracted them to the Methodist cause.
University of Wales Press
September 26, 2020
5.4 X 8.4 X 0.9 inches | 1.05 pounds
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About the Author
Eryn M. White is reader in Welsh history at Aberystwyth University and the author of The Welsh Bible and coauthor of The Calendar of Trevecka Letters.