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Holy JumpersEvangelicals and Radicals in Progressive Era America$
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William Kostlevy

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780195377842

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377842.001.0001

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Marching to the Pearly White City

Marching to the Pearly White City

The Birth of the Metropolitan Methodist Mission

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(p.37) 2 Marching to the Pearly White City
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William Kostlevy (Contributor Webpage)

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DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377842.003.0002

The MCA was a product of Chicago, Chicago’s evangelical sub-cultural and Chicago Methodism. Its founders were businessmen E. L. Harvey and Duke Farson. In 1897 evangelist Beverly Carradine led the recently established church into the Holiness Movement. Initially sharing much with the Social Gospel Movement, the movement gradually separated from Methodism through the influence of such popular holiness figures as Carradine, Seth C. Rees and Martin Wells Knapp. The movement in turn helped radicalize Knapp and the pioneer missionaries to Japan Charles and Lettie Burd Cowman. The Cowman’s would play a key role in the founding of the Oriental Missionary Society, a key player in the spread of holiness style Christianity through out Asia but especially Korea.

Keywords:   Beverly Carradine, E. L. Harvey, Duke Farson, Gertrude Harvey, W. T. Stead, E. F. Walker, Buffalo Rock (IL) Camp Meeting, Charles Cowman, Lettie Burd Cowman, Oriental Missionary Society

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