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Pursuing Social Holiness: The Band Meeting in Wesley's Thought and Popular Methodist Practice

Kevin M. Watson

Abstract

This book provides the first full account of the band meeting in early Methodism, which was a small group of five to seven people that focused on confession of sin for growth in holiness. The history of the band meeting is important both for eighteenth-century British Methodism and for appreciating shifting forms of community in the rapidly changing context of British society. Arguing that neither John Wesley’s theology nor popular Methodism can be understood apart from each other, the book explores the role of the band meeting in Wesley’s thought and popular Methodist practice. Wesley synthes ... More

Keywords: Anglican, band meeting, British society, community, confession, holiness, Methodism, Moravian, small groups, Wesley

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199336364
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199336364.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kevin M. Watson, author
Seattle Pacific University

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