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circa 1905


Lecture 5 focuses on the early Modern period (1700s), with special attention paid to the rise of Methodism, George Whitefield, and John and Charles Wesley. A connection is drawn between the Anglican Church and the monarchy's social structure versus the Methodist church and a more democratic social structure. Anglicanism was aimed at the upper classes, including the nobility, while Methodism was aimed at middle and lower classes and lifted them up. Davis writes that religious experience can -- and must -- trump creeds as each man has to give an account of himself to God.

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Earl Clement Davis, sermons, minister, Unitarianism, religion, history

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Lecture Five: What Authority Has Experience Over a Man's Religious Life? [Early Modern Period, Methodism, George Whitefield, John and Charles Wesley]



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