Serving the Present Age

Serving the Present Age

Author: Phyllis D. Airhart

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773563193

Category: History

Page: 232

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Essential to Methodist revivalism was the personal conversion experience, which constituted the basis of salvation and church membership. Revivalism, maintains Airhart, was a distinctive form of piety and socialization that was critical in helping Methodists define who they were, colouring their understanding of how religion was to be experienced, practised, articulated, and cultivated. This revivalist piety, even more than doctrine or policy, was the identifying mark of Methodism in the nineteenth century. But, during the late Victorian era, the Methodist presentation of the religious life underwent a transformation. By 1925, when the Methodist Church was incorporated into the United Church of Canada, its most prominent leaders were espousing an approach to piety that was essentially, and sometimes explicitly, non-revivalist. The Methodist approach to personal religion changed during this transition and, significantly, Methodists increasingly became identified with social Christianity -- although experience remained a key aspect of their theology. There was also a growing tendency to associate revivalism with fundamentalism, a new religious development that used the Methodist language of conversion but was unappealing to Canadian Methodists. Airhart portrays the tensions between tradition and innovation through stories of the men and women who struggled to revitalize religion in an age when conventional social assumptions and institutions were being challenged by the ideals of the progressive movement. Serving the Present Age is an account of Canadian Methodist participation in a realignment of North American Protestantism which supporters believed would better enable them, in the words of a well-known Wesley hymn, "to serve the present age."

The Present Age and Inner Life

The Present Age and Inner Life

Author: Andrew J. Davis

Publisher: Health Research Books

ISBN: 0787302449


Page: 281

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Because of his psychic revelations in the 1800's in the fields of astronomy, physics, biology & medicine, Davis because known as the founder of American spiritualism. He first became a sensation as a medical healer & psychic in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Before.

Future Fertility of Women by Present Age and Parity

Future Fertility of Women by Present Age and Parity

Author: Prithwis Das Gupta


ISBN: UIUC:30112106668681

Category: Fertility, Human

Page: 72

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Presents data on fertility by present age and number of children. For example, the report shows women 23 years old with two children and projects figures for additional children during childbearing years at fertility rates for various years.