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A method in the madness?

February 22, 2012

Methodism and the Cornish Miner: a worthwhile read of you have 30mins.

I was given this pamphlet recently by a friend of a friend. It was produced in 1960. It’s the type of thing that could easily Have been lost! I found it a worthwhile short read -but then again I can identify with being brought up in the 70s in the pews of Cornish Methodism.

This account details how at a certain point in history, the church and its activities had a great effect… (?)

Even if you have no spiritual life/faith, Christian ideas have always given practical advice about how to handle failure, dejection and loss… etc.

It may be no accident that the huge increase in the incidence of common mental health issues seems to coincide with the decline of religion in the West and the loss of a whole tradition experienced in dealing with, if not answering, life’s unanswerable questions. There might be extreme misdirection but there might be also valuable insights offered by Christian teaching if you can fend off the theological language and hoopla in which it’s dressed.
Download a scanned copy here – GDRIVE link: Methodism and the Cornish Miner

Download a scanned copy here – DROPBOX link: Methodism and the Cornish Miner

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4 Comments
  1. February 23, 2012 10:56 am

    So who’s gonna put me right? Did the Church have great affect… or did it have great effect…? Of did it have both or none? 🙂

  2. Carlton Geake permalink
    February 23, 2012 11:09 am

    Hi J,

    Affect is the verb, effect is the noun -“I often find myself affected by something which has a great effect on me.”

    Is that item copyrighted? Perhaps you can scan it and post it here, preserve the wisdom for ever more.
    All the best,
    Carlton

    • February 23, 2012 11:23 am

      Scanned and downloadable from the link Carlton! (posted the original to Dad)
      Still not sure if the church and great affect on people or great effect on people…

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