Cruickshank-converting-2014.pdf (136.67 kB)
Download file

Converting Mrs Crouch: women, wonders and the formation of English methodism, 1738-1741

Download (136.67 kB)
journal contribution
posted on 2014-01-01, 00:00 authored by B Curtis Clark, Joanna CruickshankJoanna Cruickshank
This article examines the development of English Methodism during the formative period between 1738 and 1741, focusing upon the experiences of women, who made up the majority of Methodists both at this time and through much of the movement’s history. In particular, the role that women and questions of gender played in the conflict between the Wesley brothers and the Moravian leadership in London is considered. Using accounts written by the male leaders of both groups and the women who supported them, it is argued that women’s choices determined the outcome of this early battle, shaping the nascent movement in crucial ways.

History

Journal

Journal of ecclesiastical history

Volume

65

Issue

1

Pagination

66 - 83

Publisher

Cambridge University Press

Location

Cambridge, England

ISSN

0022-0469

eISSN

1469-7637

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2014, Cambridge University Press

Usage metrics

Categories

Exports