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dc.contributor.authorPedlar, James E., 1979-
dc.identifier.citationPedlar, James E. “Schism and the Spirit in Hugh Bourne’s Theology.” Wesley and Methodist Studies 10, no. 2 (2018): 177-196. DOI: 10.5325/weslmethstud. 10.2.0177en_US
dc.description.abstractIt is normally argued that theological issues were not at stake in the separation of the Primitive Methodist Connexion from Wesleyan Methodism. While it is true that the flashpoint issues were methodological, there were underlying theological differences that contributed to the schism. Primitive Methodist co-founder Hugh Bourne had a pneumatocentric theology that prioritized the personal work of the Holy Spirit over the Spirit's work through the community. His Spirit-centred perspective led the Primitive Methodists to a more participatory and egalitarian understanding of the church, but offered little reason to resist separation from Wesleyan Methodism when conflict arose. The Primitive Methodist Connexion was founded near the beginning of a fractious era of British Methodist history. For seven decades following Wesley’s death, Methodism in Britain splintered into a variety of ecclesial bodies, most of which were eventually reunited. Several significant studies of these divisions were written during the height of mid-twentieth-century ecumenical fervor.en_US
dc.publisherPennsylvania State University Pressen_US
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dc.subject.lcshBourne, Hugh, 1772-1852en_US
dc.subject.lcshPrimitive Methodist Church (Great Britain)en_US
dc.titleSchism and the Spirit in Hugh Bourne’s Theologyen_US
dc.contributor.affiliationTyndale Universityen_US
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dc.identifier.doi10.5325/weslmethstud. 10.2.0177en_US
dc.identifier.issueNo. 2en_US
dc.identifier.journalWesley and Methodist Studiesen_US
dc.publisher.placeUniversity Park, PAen_US
dc.rights.holderPennsylvania State University Press , 820 N. University Dr., USB 1, Ste. C, University Park, PA 16802-1003, USA, www.psupress.orgen_US
dc.subject.keywordBourne, Hugh, 1772-1852en_US
dc.subject.keywordPrimitive Methodist Church (Great Britain)en_US
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    Dr. James Pedlar holds the Donald N. and Kathleen G. Bastian Chair of Wesley Studies. He is an Associate Professor of Theology.

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