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Methodist/Pietist Family
(Prominent timeline entries for this religious group)

Events by Name
African Methodist Episcopal Church

In 1816, the African Methodist Episcopal Church formed after years of unequal treatment with white Methodists. It is the oldest existing African-American denomination in the U.S.

George Whitefield's First American Preaching Tour

George Whitefield's preaching tour (1739-1740) helped propel his career as the preeminent revivalist of the First Great Awakening.

Marjorie Matthews Elected Bishop

Marjorie Matthews was elected bishop in the United Methodist church in 1980. She was the first female elected bishop of any mainline Christian church.

Methodist Episcopal Church, South

In 1845, the contentious issue of American slavery divided the Methodist Episcopal Church into Northern and Southern denominations.

The First Great Awakening

The First Great Awakening (1730s-1770s) was a series of religious revivals that propelled the expansion of evangelical denominations in the colonies.

The Second Great Awakening

The Second Great Awakening(s) (1790s-1840s) fueled the rise of an evangelical Protestant majority in antebellum America, giving rise to new denominations and social reform organizations.

Biographies by Last Name
Allen, Richard

Richard Allen (1760-1831) was an influential black minister who established the first black denomination in the United States.

Asbury, Francis

Francis Asbury (1745-1816) was the preeminent leader of American Methodism after the Revolutionary War.

Crosby, Frances "Fanny"

Fanny Crosby (1820-1915) wrote thousands of famous hymns, including "Blessed Assurance," "Jesus Keep Me Near the Cross," and "To God Be the Glory."

Wesley, Charles

Charles Wesley (1707-1788) was an important leader of the Methodist movement, the younger brother of John Wesley, and an influential hymn writer.

Wesley, John

John Wesley (1703-1791) founded the Methodist movement.

Willard, Frances

Frances Willard (1839-1898) was a social activist who promoted temperance, women’s suffrage, labor reform and home-centered family life.

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