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Methodist meaning

methodist - 8 dictionary results

  1. 1. of or pertaining to or characteristic of the branch of Protestantism adhering to the views of Wesley; " Methodist theology"
  2. 2. One who observes method.
  3. 3. One of an ancient school of physicians who rejected observation and founded their practice on reasoning and theory.
  4. 4. One of a sect of Christians, the outgrowth of a small association called the " Holy Club," formed at Oxford University, A. D. 1729, of which the most conspicuous members were John Wesley and his brother Charles; -- originally so called from the methodical strictness of members of the club in all religious duties.
  5. 5. A person of strict piety; one who lives in the exact observance of religious duties; - sometimes so called in contempt or ridicule.
  6. 6. Of or pertaining to the sect of Methodists; as, hymns; a elder.
  7. 7. Member of a religious denomination founded by John Wesley.
  8. 8. Methodistical.

methodist - examples of usage

  1. She attended the Methodist church for a while after the difficulties commenced, and then I saw her every Sunday. - "Marital Power Exemplified in Mrs. Packard's Trial, and Self-Defence from the Charge of Insanity", Elizabeth Parsons Ware Packard.
  2. These witnesses each and every one swore upon the stand, " That it was evidence of insanity in Mrs. Packard, because she wished to leave the Presbyterian church, and join the Methodist." - "Marital Power Exemplified in Mrs. Packard's Trial, and Self-Defence from the Charge of Insanity", Elizabeth Parsons Ware Packard.
  3. The movement which we call Methodist was essentially moral and philanthropic. - "English Literature and Society in the Eighteenth Century", Leslie Stephen.
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