Methodist Evangelical Fervor
Original Author: Lossing-Barrett
Created: ca. 1856
Medium: Engraving
Publisher: Library of Congress Manuscript Division

Methodist Evangelical Fervor

Wild-eyed and gesturing broadly, traveling Methodist minister Lorenzo Dow whips his audience into varying states of religious fervor. Early Methodist meetings were noted for the intensity of the response among participants, who might fall into trances, or experience dreams, visions, and involuntary bodily motions.