One of a sect of Christians, the outgrowth of a small association called the "Holy Club," formed at Oxford University, a. d. 1729, of which the most conspicuous members were John Wesley and his brother Charles Wesley; -- originally so called from the methodical strictness of members of the club in all religious duties.
A person of strict piety; one who lives in the exact observance of religious duties; -- sometimes so called in contempt or ridicule.
Of or pertaining to the sect of Methodists; as, Methodist hymns; a Methodist elder.
A branch of the protestant church founded by John Wesley.
a follower of Wesleyanism as practiced by the Methodist Church
of or pertaining to or characteristic of the branch of Protestantism adhering to the views of Wesley; "Methodist theology"
A member of the Protestant denomination formed by John & Charles Wesley during the early 18th century. This denomination emphasized winning others over to their beliefs. A Methodist, Robert Rundle, was the first missionary to settle in the area of the upper Saskatchewan. Methodist missionaries were active throughout Alberta attempting to convert the native population to Christianity. In 1925 the Methodist church joined with two other churches to become the United Church of Canada.