Charles G. Finney And The Spirit Of American Evangelicalism

Charles G. Finney And The Spirit Of American Evangelicalism

by Charles E. Hambrick-Stowe
     
 

Charles Grandison Finney was the foremost evangelist in the pre-Civil War United States. His revivals in the cities along the Erie Canal; his well-organized campaigns in Philadelphia, New York City, Boston, and the British Isles; his prominent pastorate at New York's Broadway Tabernacle; and his teaching career at Oberlin College exemplify the evangelical spirit that… See more details below

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Charles Grandison Finney was the foremost evangelist in the pre-Civil War United States. His revivals in the cities along the Erie Canal; his well-organized campaigns in Philadelphia, New York City, Boston, and the British Isles; his prominent pastorate at New York's Broadway Tabernacle; and his teaching career at Oberlin College exemplify the evangelical spirit that swept the country following the Second Great Awakening. This lively biography by historian Charles E. Hambrick-Stowe tells the story of Finney's remarkable life and offers fresh insights into the nature of evangelicalism and the nineteenth-century American experience. By using the life of the great revivalist and educator as a window into the soul of American evangelicalism, Hambrick-Stowe shows in striking ways how Finney displayed the characteristics of that broader movement, many of which continue to flourish in twentieth-century religious life. Based on a thorough reading of the Finney Papers, Finney's writings, contemporary sources, and modern historiography, this biography exhibits scholarly depth in a popular narrative that is meant to be read and enjoyed as well as studied. A map of Finney's evangelistic travels, portraits, and other illustrations enhance the text.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802801296
Publisher:
Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date:
07/01/1996
Series:
Library of Religious Biography
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
1,080,969
Product dimensions:
0.75(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Foreword, by Allen C. Guelzo....................vii
Preface....................xi
1. This Contest with God....................1
2. Pleading the Lord's Cause....................22
3. Can Two Walk Together?....................46
4. Make You a New Heart....................74
5. The Anxious Seat....................101
6. Not a Miracle....................131
7. Holiness to the Lord....................165
8. Rebuke the National Sins....................198
9. Whitefield Redivivus....................228
10. President Finney's Evangelical Spirit....................267
A Note on the Sources....................299
Index....................311

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