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Drew University Library offers Methodist Library FAQs

The Drew University Library Methodist Collection offers answers to a list of frequently asked questions about Methodism.

When was Methodism founded?

Methodism began in Britain due to the activities of John and Charles Wesley. The Methodist Episcopal Church in the United States was founded in December 1784 at a meeting in Baltimore, MD known as the “Christmas Conference.” For more on the story, see http://archives.umc.org/interior.asp?mid=258&GID=216&GMOD=VWD&GCAT=C.

You can find the FAQ at



Drew University Library offers Illustrated Methodist History

The Drew University Library Methodist Collection offers 200 Years of Methodism, an Illustrated History.

The history was originally published in a printed limited edition, illustrated from the holdings of the Archives and History Center of The United Methodist Church, which had officially opened its new quarters on the Drew University campus in October, 1982. In preparing the electronic version, the page formatting was kept simple, the uncrowded layout makes the book a pleasure to read. You can click through on the images to a higher resolution copy.


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