Methodism

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From method +‎ -ism. Fellow students at the University of Oxford called Wesley and his followers "methodists" because they lived and practiced their faith methodically; Wesley adopted the designation.[1]

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Methodism (uncountable)

  1. The Methodist Christian movement founded by John Wesley in 18th-century England.
  2. Any of several related movements.

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  1. ^ Liam Iwig-O'Byrne, How Methodists Were Made: "The Arminian Magazine" (2008, ISBN 0549556923