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A Will to Choose: The Origins of African American Methodism by Gordon J. Melton

By Gordon J. Melton

A Will to Choose lines the heritage of African-American Methodism starting with their emergence within the fledgling American Methodist move within the 1760s. Responding to Methodism's anti-slavery stance, African-Americans joined the recent flow in huge numbers and by means of the tip of the eighteenth century, had made up the biggest minority within the Methodist church, filling positions of authority as classification leaders, exhorters, and preachers. during the first 1/2 the 19th century, African american citizens used the assets of the church of their fight for liberation from slavery and racism within the secular culture.

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