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978-0-8108-5837-4 • Paperback • January 2008 • $73.00 • (£56.00)
978-1-4616-5727-9 • eBook • January 2008 • $69.00 • (£53.00)
James L. Schwenk is professor of church history and Dean of Dech Chapel at Evangelical Theological Seminary, Myerstown, PA.
Part 1 Foreword
Part 2 Editor's Preface
Part 3 Acknowledgments
Chapter 4 1. Catholic Spirit in a Time of Change
Chapter 5 2. Catholic Spirit: The Quest for Common Ground
Chapter 6 3. The Quest for Common Ground Outside Methodism
Chapter 7 4. The Quest for Common Ground Within Methodism
Part 8 List of Sources
Part 9 Index
Part 10 About the Author
Very well researched.... Researchers of Methodism, the Church of England in this period, and of the two preachers will find this volume to be valuable.
— American Reference Books Annual
In Catholic Spirit, James L. Schwenk provides a thoughtful and accessible reevaluation of the relationship between the two leading lights of eighteenth century British Methodism, John Wesley and George Whitefield…. This brief work offers some valuable insights for those interested in this significant period of early Methodism…. His account illuminates one example of a recurring theme in evangelical history that requires further analysis, perhaps using approaches from sociology and psychology: the tendency for a strong commitment to the notion of unity to be accompanied by extremely bitter divisions.
— Wesley and Methodist Studies