Examples from the Web for methodists
And in time, fair-minded and thoughtful Methodists will cry, “Enough!”Love Trumped Rules for Fired Methodist Rev. Frank Schaefer|Gene Robinson|December 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The majority of the early Methodists held the same opinion, though in a less positive form.Maids Wives and Bachelors|Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
"Maybe the Methodists bury their bad people just like they do cats," suggested Carl.Rainbow Valley|Lucy Maud Montgomery
The Methodists are giving an ice-cream sociable in the grove about the new court-house.Song of the Lark|Willa Cather
The evangelicals were the true forerunners of the tractarians; and perhaps the Methodists had opened the way to both.
There is another thing the Methodists should remember, and that is that the Episcopalians were the greatest enemies they ever had.The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 1 (of 12)|Robert G. Ingersoll
British Dictionary definitions for methodists
adjective Methodistic, Methodistical
Word Origin and History for methodists
"One of a new kind of puritans lately arisen, so called from their profession to live by rules and in constant method" [Johnson]. Protestant religious sect founded 1729 at Oxford University by John and Charles Wesley, took that name almost from inception, but it had been used since at least 1686 for various new methods of worship. Related: Methodism.
Culture definitions for methodists
A Protestant denomination founded by the English clergyman John Wesley and his brother Charles Wesley in the eighteenth century. Methodists are generally flexible in doctrine and in church organization, and stress the social responsibility of Christians (see also Christian). Next to the Baptists, Methodists are the most numerous group of Protestants in the United States.