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Karen B. Westerfield Tucker

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780195126983

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/019512698X.001.0001

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The Great Festivals of the Mlinethodists

The Great Festivals of the Mlinethodists

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(p.60) 3 The Great Festivals of the Mlinethodists
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American Methodist Worship
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Karen B. Westerfield Tucker (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/019512698X.003.0003

Methodists developed several “peculiar” services of worship connected with admission and integration into, or maintenance of, the Christian (Methodist) community. These extraliturgical events, most of which were not original to the Methodists, included the love feast, watch night, renewal of the covenant, quarterly meeting, camp meeting, protracted meeting, and revival. Once identified as the “great festivals” of Methodism, these services eventually diminished in frequency, although they never entirely disappeared.

Keywords:   camp meeting, extraliturgical, great festivals, love feast, protracted meeting, quarterly meeting, renewal of the covenant, revival, watch night

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