Gwasg Prifysgol Cymru
The Welsh Methodist Society - The Early Societies in South-West 1737-1750
Awdur: Eryn M. White
Dyddiad Cyhoeddi: 24 Mehefin 2020
Cyhoeddwr: Gwasg Prifysgol Cymru / University of Wales Press, Caerdydd
Fformat: Clawr Meddal, 216x138 mm, 358 tudalen
Bu Methodistiaeth yn ddylanwadol iawn yng Nghymru a thu hwnt. Mae'r gyfrol hon yn egluro ei apêl a'i ddylanwad drwy archwilio cefndir a phrofiadau'r aelodau cyntaf yn ne-orllewin Cymru, ynghyd â'r hyn a ddenodd yr aelodau at y mudiad.
Chapter 1: ‘No part of the Nation more inclin’d to be Religious’?: The Religious Context
Chapter 2: ‘The Young Striplings’: Leaders and Exhorters
Chapter 3: ‘The Lord’s Peculiar Dwelling Place’: The Location of the Societies
Chapter 4: ‘The Great Shepherd’s Little Flock’: The Membership of the Societies
Chapter 5: ‘Iron Sharpens Iron’: The Appeal of the Societies
Chapter 6: ‘The World, the Flesh and the Devil’: Order and Discipline
Chapter 7: ‘This Furnace of Affliction’: Trials and Tribulations
Appendix: List of societies
• The only work in English to discuss in detail what sort of people were drawn to the early Welsh Methodist movement, in terms of social background, age and gender. This will give a broader readership access to what has been more frequently discussed through the medium of Welsh.
• The focus on the grass-roots membership – most studies of Methodism in both Wales and England have tended to concentrate on the development of the movement largely from the perspective of the leadership. Although the influence of the leaders (Daniel Rowland, Howel Harris and William Williams) will be considered, the main focus is on the members and their social and economic background.
• The focus on the internal life of the societies, which is often missing from studies of Methodism. The book includes a careful examination of the activities of the societies in an attempt to explain their appeal.