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Brewer's: Methodists

A name given (1729) by a student of Christ Church to the brothers Wesley and their friends, who used to assemble on given evenings for religious conversation. This word was …

Southern Methodist University

(Encyclopedia) Southern Methodist University, at Dallas, Tex.; United Methodist; coeducational; chartered 1911. The school's facilities include laboratories for electron microscopy and stable isotopes, a muse...

African Methodist Episcopal Church

(Encyclopedia) African Methodist Episcopal Church, Methodist denomination (see Methodism ). It was established in 1816 in Philadelphia with Richard Allen as its first bishop. In 1991 there were a...

Calvinistic Methodist Church

(Encyclopedia) Calvinistic Methodist Church, Protestant Christian denomination, closely allied to Presbyterianism . It originated in Wales (1735–36) with the evangelistic preaching of Howell Harris, D...

United Methodist Church

(Encyclopedia) United Methodist Church, in the United States, religious body formed by the union in 1968 of the Evangelical United Brethren Church and the Methodist Church (see Methodism ). Empha...

African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church

(Encyclopedia) African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, Methodist denomination. It was founded in 1796 by black members of the Methodist Episcopal Church in New York City and was organized as a national body ...

Bible Christians

(Encyclopedia) Bible Christians, denomination of Methodists in England founded by William O'Bryan. They seceded from the Wesleyan Methodist Church (1815–19) and in 1907 were merged with two other branches i...

Kilham, Alexander

(Encyclopedia) Kilham, Alexander kĭl´əm [key], 1762–98, English Methodist minister, founder of the Methodist New Connection. He took a leading part in Methodist affairs after the death of John Wesley, a...

Methodism

(Encyclopedia) Methodism, the doctrines, polity, and worship of those Protestant Christian denominations that have developed from the movement started in England by the teaching of John Wesley . ...

Roberts, Benjamin Titus

(Encyclopedia) Roberts, Benjamin Titus, 1823–93, American clergyman, one of the founders of the Free Methodist Church, b. Gowanda, N.Y. In 1858 he was expelled from the Genesee Conference of the Methodist E...