The Methodist Defense of Women in Ministry

This story illustrates how faithful women, when they knew they had the Lord’s approval, stood “like the beaten anvil to the stroke.” Courage. Defiance. Perseverance. Faithfulness.

The Methodist Defense of Women in Ministry

The Methodist Defense of Women in Ministry

John Wesley promoted the ministry of women in early Methodism. Amazing women like Phoebe Palmer, Catherine Booth, and Frances Willard—founding figures in the holiness movement, the Salvation Army, and the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union—claimed biblical precedent for their groundbreaking ministries. They withstood the onslaught of criticism and hostility from those who thought they had stepped out of their proper sphere. Methodists have championed the cause of women and developed biblical, spiritual, and practical arguments for their ministry for two and a half centuries. More than fifty documents from the history of Methodism chronicle the tortuous journey leading to biblical equality in this family of churches. At a time when the ministry of women is under serious attack in a number of quarters, yet again, we all have much to learn from the witness of Wesleyan Christians who argued for women’s ministry. This story illustrates how faithful women, when they knew they had the Lord’s approval, stood “like the beaten anvil to the stroke.” Courage. Defiance. Perseverance. Faithfulness. These qualities define the Methodist defense of women in ministry.

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The Methodist Defense of Women in Ministry
Language: en
Pages: 310
Authors: Paul W. Chilcote
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-11-10 - Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

John Wesley promoted the ministry of women in early Methodism. Amazing women like Phoebe Palmer, Catherine Booth, and Frances Willard—founding figures in the holiness movement, the Salvation Army, and the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union—claimed biblical precedent for their groundbreaking ministries. They withstood the onslaught of criticism and hostility from those
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Authors: Paul W. Chilcote
Categories: Religion
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Sensitive Independence
Language: en
Pages: 281
Authors: Rosemary Ruth Gagan
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1992 - Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

For nearly half a century, the Woman's Missionary Society (WMS) of the Methodist Church of Canada provided a rare opportunity for more than 300 single women to work in Japan, West China, and Canada. The all-female administrative structure of the WMS and
Eighteenth-Century Women's Writing and the Methodist Media Revolution
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Andrew O. Winckles
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-10-31 - Publisher:

Eighteenth-Century Women's Writing and the Methodist Media Revolution argues that Methodism in the eighteenth century was a media event that uniquely combined and utilized different types of media to reach a vast and diverse audience. Specifically, it traces particular cases of how evangelical and Methodist discourse practices interacted with major

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