Circuit-Rider Days Along the Ohio history of Methodist Episcopal Church's Ohio Conference 1812-1826 by William Warren Sweet ~Western Reserve


Title: Circuit-Rider Days Along the Ohio: Being The Journals of the Ohio Conference from its Organization in 1812 to 1826

Author: Edited With Introduction and Notes by William Warren Sweet

Description: Green cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front cover. Slight wear at spine ends. Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown, else internally clean and unmarked. Dust jacket heavily chipped at spine ends; general soiling and edgewear; in an archival mylar sleeve. Index. 299 pages.

An attractive copy in a scare, though worn, dust jacket. The jacket features an image of the then new bronze statue of the father of American Methodism, Francis Asbury, on horseback. When this was published, this bronze statue had yet to be erected in Washington, D.C.

A history of the pioneer era of the Methodist Episcopal Church in the Ohio Valley, during the period 1812 to 1826. The first 85 pages are divided up into four sections:
[I] The Peopling of the Ohio Valley.
[II] Western Methodism and the War of 1812.
[III] Progress of Ohio Conference Methodism, 1816-1826.
[IV] The Wyandot Mission.

The second part of the book contains each of the annual journals of the Ohio Conference from 1812 to 1826, being a record the conference minutes.

The author, William Warren Sweet (1881-1958), served as professor and chairman of the Department of History at DePauw University, 1913-1927; was Professor of American Church History at the University of Chicago, 1927-1946; and from 1946 to 1952, taught at the Garrett Biblical Institute and Southern Methodist University. He was president of the American Society of Church History in 1932.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Very Good+
Jacket Condition: Good–

Publisher: The Methodist Book Concern
Place: New York Cincinnati
Year: 1923

Keywords: Wyandot Mission, Methodism, history, United States Midwest, Ohio Conference, Ohio Valley, Methodist Episcopal, Western Reserve,

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