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American Methodist Worship

Karen B. Westerfield Tucker


This book offers a comprehensive examination and analysis of American Methodist worship, tracing its evolution from John Wesley to the end of the twentieth century. Attention is paid to the officially approved liturgical texts of ten American Methodist denominations. Yet, these texts do not reveal the full complexity of Methodist worship – leaders of worship have always had the freedom to depart from the established forms, and some characteristically Methodist worship services were organized without official texts. Therefore, other sources are scrutinized to provide a broader assessment. This ... More

Keywords: American Methodist denominations, Americanization, cultures, freedom, liturgical text, liturgy, society, theology of worship, John Wesley, worship, worship praxis

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780195126983
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/019512698X.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Karen B. Westerfield Tucker, author
Duke University
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