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William Owen; Born September 13, 1822, Died October 28, 1896, a Saint of the Methodist Household of Faith (Paperback) Loot Price: R284
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William Owen; Born September 13, 1822, Died October 28, 1896, a Saint of the Methodist Household of Faith (Paperback): Samuel...
William Owen; Born September 13, 1822, Died October 28, 1896, a Saint of the Methodist Household of Faith (Paperback): Samuel...

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William Owen; Born September 13, 1822, Died October 28, 1896, a Saint of the Methodist Household of Faith (Paperback)

Samuel Parkes Cadman

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1912 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV LAY PREACHER AND EVANGELIST Lord, speak to me, that I may speak In living echoes of thy tone; As thou hast sought, so let me seek Thy erring children lost and lone. O lead me, Lord, that I may lead The wandering and the wavering feet; O feed me, Lord, that I may feed Thy hungering ones with manna sweet.--Hymn 762, The Methodist Hymn-Book. In 1850 Mr. Owen was appointed a lay preacher in the Wellington and Madeley Circuit. This office is well understood by Methodists, and the account of its origin is an indication of God's guiding hand upon their Church and its founder. At first Wesley did not consider his preachers as ministers in the full sense of the word, and it is doubtful if he ever regarded them as equal in status and authority with episcopally ordained clergymen. But he was practically purged of his High Churchmanship by a series of events he was too wise to oppose. When he would have silenced Thomas Maxfield as an intruder his mother counseled him: "Take care what you do with respect to that young man, for he is as truly called of God to preach as you are. Examine what have been the fruits of his preaching and hear him also yourself." From this advice Wesley never afterward departed: he created by his own ordination a Methodist ministry, he appointed the first superintendents of American Methodism, Bishops Coke and Asbury, and he instituted an order of lay preachers. The distinction between these earlier preachers was residential rather than fundamental. They were known as "itinerants" and "locals." The notion of a sacred class, curtained off from the laity by mystic powers conveyed in ordination, has obtained to some degree in the churches he founded, and their divisions have been caused, in part, by different interpretations of the mini...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Samuel Parkes Cadman
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 1mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 20
ISBN-13: 978-1-235-76303-8
Barcode: 9781235763038
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-235-76303-X

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