Methodism in Australia: A History

Glen O'Brien (Editor), Hilary M Carey (Editor)

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Methodism has played a major role in all areas of public life in Australia but has been particularly significant for its influence on education, social welfare, missions to Aboriginal people and the Pacific Islands and the role of women. Drawing together a team of historical experts, Methodism in Australia presents a critical introduction to one of the most important religious movements in Australia's settlement history and beyond. Offering ground-breaking regional studies of the development of Methodism, this book considers a broad range of issues including Australian Methodist religious experience, worship and music, Methodist intellectuals, and missions to Australia and the Pacific.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationFarnham, Surrey
PublisherAshgate Publishing Ltd.
Number of pages308
ISBN (Print)9781472429483
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2015

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NameAshgate Methodist Studies Series


  • Methodism
  • religious history
  • Australia

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    O'Brien, G., & Carey, H. M. (Eds.) (2015). Methodism in Australia: A History. (Ashgate Methodist Studies Series). Ashgate Publishing Ltd.