Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press (May 3, 2001)
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The Methodist Church met the problem with a centralized polity and a cross-class, gender-variegated, evolving non secular tradition. It depended on prosperous laymen to elevate designated cash, whereas small presents fed its common cash. younger bachelors from Ontario and Britain stuffed the pastorate, even supposing low pay, inexperience, and terrible supervision triggered many to hand over. club progress used to be sluggish as a result of low inhabitants density and church-resistant parts within the Methodist inhabitants (bachelors, immigrant co-religionists, and transients), and missions to non-Anglo-Saxon immigrants in Winnipeg, Edmonton, and rural Alberta unfold Methodist values yet received few individuals. within the Methodist Church at the Prairies, 1896-1914, the 1st scholarly examine of church historical past within the prairie area, George Emery makes use of quantitative equipment and social interpretation to teach that the Methodist Church was once a cross-class establishment with a dynamic evangelical tradition, now not a middle-class establishment whose tradition used to be present process secularization. He demonstrates that the Methodist's fulfillment at the prairies was once notable and in comparison favourably with what Presbyterians and Anglicans accomplished.