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American Saint Francis Asbury and the Methodists$
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John Wigger

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780195387803

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387803.001.0001

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“Alas for the rich! they are so soon offended”

“Alas for the rich! they are so soon offended”

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American Saint Francis Asbury and the Methodists
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DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387803.003.0011

Despite its growth, Methodism remained a poor person’s church. Cokesbury College in particular struggled financially, much to Asbury’s consternation. Asbury continued to live a life of voluntary poverty as an example to the church. In the North, Freeborn Garrettson was remarkably successful in extending Methodism into upstate New York. But his marriage to Catherine Livingston meant that he would never again be able to travel widely. Asbury resisted attempts to increase Methodism’s involvement in politics, though he did agree to present an address to George Washington in May 1789. In an attempt to deal with the growing administrative complexity of the church, Asbury created the Methodist Council in 1789, but it was opposed by James O’Kelly and Jesse Lee.

Keywords:   Cokesbury College, Freeborn Garrettson, Jesse Lee, Catherine Livingston, Methodist Council, New York, James O’Kelly, politics, voluntary poverty, George Washington

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