Holiness hymnody, USA

Holiness hymnody refers to a body of song associated with the Holiness Movement that grew out of American Methodism in the late 1830s, associated with Phoebe Worrall Palmer and Walter C. Palmer (nda), Sarah Lankford (1806-96 ), Thomas Upham (1799-1872), William Boardman (1810-86), Hannah Tatum Whitehall Smith (1832-1911) and her husband, Robert Pearsall Smith (1827-98). Their collective teachings emphasized a second work of grace by the Holy Spirit in the believer’s life to cleanse from sin and fill with power for ministry. It spread well beyond Methodist circles, however, developing into an international parachurch movement, complete with its own periodicals, camp meetings, associations,...

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