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Methodism and Education, 1849–1902: J. H. Rigg, Romanism, and Wesleyan Schools

John T. Smith


This book has three interlocking themes. It is concerned first with the advance and subsequent decline of the Wesleyan Methodist efforts in education during the 19th century. Secondly, it is about Dr James Harrison Rigg, an irascible and self-opinionated Victorian minister who became Principal of Westminster Methodist Training College and President of the Methodist Conference. He had a dominant influence over his church for many years and dictated its education policy. He also gained the ear of many in government who were formulating educational legislation, and the book assesses his influence ... More

Keywords: Wesleyan Methodists, education, Dr James Harrison Rigg, 19th century, Methodist Conference, educational legislation, government, anti-Catholicism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1998 Print ISBN-13: 9780198269649
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269649.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John T. Smith, author
University of Hull