Protestantism: Methodist Whirlwind

The Methodist Church. Bishop Garfield Bromley Oxnam once hinted, needed both the whirlwind evangelist and the stable, district-bound administrator; for it owed as much to George Whitefield, who "preached and passed," as to John Wesley, who "organized and abided." Methodist Oxnam, who died last week at 71 from bronchial pneumonia,* shared in the qualities of both men. No U.S. Protestant leader of his time preached more ardently about the causes he cared for; few churchmen were his equal at the homely, slighted arts of governing a district or chairing a conference.

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