History of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Volume II.

by Nathan Bangs


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Perhaps no one was better suited to provide a written history of the Methodist Episcopal Church than Nathan Bangs. The brilliant, self-educated theologian had not only served as president of Wesleyan University, but he had also volunteered himself as an itinerant preacher in Canada during a time of war. Later, he founded the Methodist Missionary Society. The second volume of Bangs’ four-volume history covers the proceedings of the first few General Conferences of the Methodist Episcopal in North America as well as the events of the revivalist camp meetings at the turn of the 19th century. Bangs closes the volume with the Methodist Episcopal Church’s response to the War of 1812 and the simultaneous decline and death of one of the church’s first bishops, Bishop Asbury.

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Nathan Bangs
Source: Wikipedia
Source: Wikipedia
Born: May 3, 1778, Stratford, Connecticut
Died: May 2, 1862
Related topics: Apostolic succession, Bible, Clergy, Episcopacy, History
Basic information: Nathan Bangs, (May 2, 1778 – May 3, 1862) was an American Christian theologian in the Methodist tradition. Born in Stratford, Connecticut, he received a limited education, taught school, and in 1799 went to Upper Canada in search of work as either a teacher or a land-surveyor. He was converted to Methodism in 1800 and worked for eight years as an itinerant preacher in the wilderness of the Canadian provinces serving communities in the areas of Kingston, York, London, Niagara, and Montreal.
Popular works: Alphabetical List of M. E. Preachers, History of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Volume I., History of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Volume IV., History of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Volume II., History of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Volume III.

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