Download History of the Methodist Episcopal Church in the United States of America, Vol. 1 (Classic Reprint) by Abel Stevens in PDF Full Free and published by Forgotten Books. This book was released on 2017-09-17 with total page 460 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Excerpt from History of the Methodist Episcopal Church in the United States of America, Vol. 1 Peck; Sketches and Collections, by Carroll; Lost Chapters, and the Heroes, by Wakeley; the Heroines, by Coles; Methodism in Canada, by Playter; Methodism in America, by Lednum German Methodist Preachers, by Miller, and many similar and equally valuable works, besides almost innumerable biographical con tributions to our history, have, since, been incessantly issuing from the press, and it seems probable that few recoverable documents or remi niscences, of our early times, will now be allowed to perish. Ifthere has been somewhat of antiquarian extravagance in this prevalent and in fectious spirit of inquiry; if it has sometimes harassed our public press with belabored controversies about names and dates, it is nevertheless pardonable, and indeed admirable, for the rich results it has afi'orded. The researches of Wakeley have especially given us facts of priceless value, and I cannot too strongly acknowledge my obligations to him. The occasional publications of Drs. Coggeshall, Hamilton, and Roberts deserve equal commendation. These writers, though differing on im portant questions, have illuminated phases of our history which formerly seemed hopelessly obscured. The two volumes of Memorials were but preliminary to a more elaborate work, The History of the Religious Movement of the Eight eenth Century, called Methodism, considered in its Different Denomi national Forms, and its Relations to British and American Protestantism, in three volumes. I know of no work on Methodism which proposed so comprehensive a scope; many of its necessary routes of research had never, to my knowledge, been explored; but if at any time I was bewil dered, and disposed despondently to retreat from the labyrinth of inco herent data and conﬂicting authorities, as well as from other and more vexatious discouragements, with which our mutual confidence has made you familiar, your genial voice has never failed to summon me forward with renewed determination. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.