19th Century Global Expansion of Methodism: What Motivated by Richard Roy,Callie Thomson,Andrew Field

By Richard Roy,Callie Thomson,Andrew Field

A close to loss of life episode within the Rev John Smithies' earliest missionary paintings increases the central query of this ebook, specifically, what used to be the inducement of Wesleyan Methodist challenge within the first 1/2 the 19th century? initially look, the query should be replied easily: the hunt to make Methodist converts or to Christianise indigenous population of newly conquered territories of the British Empire. despite the fact that, during this reappraisal of Methodist undertaking within the century after John Wesley, a brand new point of view is equipped to those extra universal and simplistic interpretations.

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