Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
American Saint Francis Asbury and the Methodists$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

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

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 22 October 2019

“Like a moving fire”

“Like a moving fire”

Chapter:
(p.313) 19 “Like a moving fire”
Source:
American Saint Francis Asbury and the Methodists
Author(s):

John Wigger (Contributor Webpage)

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387803.003.0020

Francis Asbury’s mother, Elizabeth Asbury, died in January 1802, severing his last tie to England. The revival sweeping through American Methodism continued unabated, with an increase of more than 30,000 members in 1802 and 1803. Camp meetings were an important component of this success. Asbury began encouraging their use as early as 1802. For Methodists, camp meetings were a logical extension of the quarterly meeting system. Methodists more readily incorporated camp meetings and accommodated the accompanying enthusiasm (including “the jerks”) than did the Presbyterians or Baptists. Contrary to past accounts, for Methodists the revival was not tied in any meaningful way to the frontier. Though Presbyterians and Methodists initially worked together to promote the revival in the West, by 1809 most of this goodwill had evaporated.

Keywords:   Elizabeth Asbury, Baptists, camp meetings, enthusiasm, frontier, jerks, Presbyterians, quarterly meeting, revival

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .