Show Summary Details

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD HANDBOOKS ONLINE ( © Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Handbooks Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 22 February 2020

Abstract and Keywords

To gain a historical, systematic, and prospective picture of the sacraments in Methodism, this article looks at three stages in the story: (1) the origins of Methodism in eighteenth-century Anglicanism; (2) the subsequent autonomous existence of Methodism as a ‘denomination’ (or family of denominations) claiming a part and place in ‘the Church Universal as the Body of Christ’; and (3) the ecumenical commitment of Methodism to the cause of Christian unity. The third stage is also extended into the twenty-first century, where the sacramental results of Methodist participation in the twentieth-century liturgical movement across the churches are considered.

Keywords: Methodism, Methodists, Anglicanism, denomination, Christian unity, liturgical movement

Access to the complete content on Oxford Handbooks Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can''t find the answer there, please contact us.