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ITS DOOTRINAL SYSTEM.

ERATURE.

ITS MISSIONARY LABORS.

CHAPTER II.

Early Methodism and Missions 180

ITS LABORS IN THE DIFFUSION OF LIT- Bishop Coke and Missions.... 181

Great Success.

184

Wesley's Literary Services.... 155 History of Methodist Mission-

Origin of the Methodist Book ary Society ..

187

Concern

157 Foreign Missions.

191

Its History

157 German Methodism.

196

Its present Magnitude.

160 Present Condition of Methodist

Its Usefulness....

161

Missions ..

198

Results. Statistics

198

CHAPTER III.

ITS EDUOATIONAL LABORS.

CHAPTER VI.

First Methodist School.. 163 ITS LOYALTY AND PATRIOTIO SERV-

Wesleyan Educational Efforts. 164

Theological Schools

165 Wesley and the Revolution... 201

Early Educational Efforts in His change of Opinion.... 201

America.

165 His Letter to British Cabinet

Asbury misrepresented. 166 Ministers

201

History of Education in the Methodist E. Church first rec-

Church

167 ognizes the New Government 203

Results Statistics

170 Important change of its Article 203

CHAPTER IV.

Methodism asserts the National

Sovereignty.

203

ITS SUNDAY-BOHOOL ENTERPRISE Address to Washington. 205

Early Methodism and Sunday- His Reply:..

207

Schools ..

171 The Antislavery Controversy.. 208

IOTS.

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CENTENARY

OF

AMERICAN METHODISM.

INTRODUCTION.

THE American Methodists propose to celebrate, in the year 1866, the completion of the first great cycle of their history, its centenary jubilee. From Maine to California, from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico, they will assemble in their churches for religious ceremonies and pecuniary offerings. What entitles Methodism to this solemn, this national commemoration ?

In answering this question it is proposed to show :
First, What is Methodism..

Second, What it has achieved that commends it to such general and grateful recognition.

Third, What are its capabilities for the future, and the consequent responsibilities of its people.

It is not designed to discuss these propositions in

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