Issue 26 : William & Catherine Booth: Salvation Army Founders
Originally published in 1990
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Table of Contents
Booth and his Army drew much opposition, including this 1882 editorial cartoon in The Entr'acte. Often the hostility was not only verbal, but also violent. See "The Army Under Seige".
William Booth was born in economic and spiritual poverty, yet he founded a worldwide organization dedicated to their eradication.
With her bright mind and powerful speaking abilities, Catherine Booth emerged as one of the most influential women in modern religious history.
Catherine Booth's firm conviction that women should be free to preach the gospel forever shaped The Salvation Army's openness to female officers.
Excerpts from Catherine Booth's landmark pamphlet
Thousands of young men and women devoted themselves to the rugged nineteenth-century Army life. Where did they come from? Why did they join?
Early officers sometimes encountered brutal opposition.
How a small, East London mission became one of the leading missionary organizations in the world.
Three revivalists from across the Atlantic profoundly influenced the Booths' theology and mission.
Their struggles and achievements
The General's view of sanctification, the kingdom of God, and salvation moved his Army to action.
William Booth felt suspicious of organized music groups. Yet he launched a movement that became renowned worldwide for its bands and choirs.
Milestones during the life of William Booth
Exactly one hundred years ago, William Booth published a dramatic, detailed plan for ending unemployment and overcoming poverty.
Selections from William Booth's bold proposal for eliminating poverty
Contemporary officers continue the mission of William and Catherine Booth.
The history behind a Yuletide institution
The Booths, their children, and The Salvation Army have all received extensive study, so only a small portion of available works can be listed here. Works are listed alphabetically by title within each category. Asterisks denote those available through The Salvation Army (see addresses below).
Ancient Assistance Against the New Age
The Reformer deeply influenced more than one institution.