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The Countess of Huntingdon's Connexion: A Sect in Action in Eighteenth-Century England

Alan Harding

Abstract

The Countess of Huntingdon’s Connexion has been one of the neglected strands in the eighteenth-century Evangelical Revival. This is surprising, since the Connexion was one of the most significant of the non-Wesleyan groups within the Revival. Its importance lay less in its ministry to the upper classes, than as a grass-roots religious movement. It had its own training college (one of the first such institutions in England specifically directed to the development of ministerial skills) and formed a network of chapels across the country. Like Wesley, Lady Huntingdon started her religious life as ... More

Keywords: Anglican Evangelicals, Calvinism, Calvinistic Methodists, clerical training, Dissent, Evangelical Revival, itinerant preaching, Methodism, John Wesley, George Whitefield

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780198263692
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2004 DOI:10.1093/0198263694.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alan Harding, author
Formely a member of the Senior Civil Service and now a parish priest in Hertfordshire

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