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In the mid-eighteenth century, Americans experienced an outbreak of religious revivals that shook colonial society. This book provides a definitive view of these revivals, now known as the First Great Awakening, and their dramatic effects on American culture. Historian Thomas S. Kidd tells the absorbing story of early American evangelical Christianity through the lives of seminal figures like Jonathan Edwards and George Whitefield as well as many previously unknown preachers, prophets, and penitents.

The Great Awakening helped create the evangelical movement, which heavily emphasized the individual’s experience of salvation and the Holy Spirit’s work in revivals. By giving many evangelicals radical notions of the spiritual equality of all people, the revivals helped breed the democratic style that would come to characterize the American republic. Kidd carefully separates the positions of moderate supporters of the revivals from those of radical supporters, and he delineates the objections of those who completely deplored the revivals and their wildly egalitarian consequences. The battles among these three camps, the author shows, transformed colonial America and ultimately defined the nature of the evangelical movement.

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Editorial Reviews

Choice
"This monograph sheds important light on the origins of evangelicalism in the US. . . . Recommended."—Choice
New England Quarterly

"An important and impressive piece of scholarship and is bound to become the first point of reference for a generation of students at all levels who are seeking to make some sense of an intriguing cast of characters and set of events."—Linford D. Fisher, New England Quarterly

— Linford D. Fisher

Catholic Historical Review

". . . a book to end all books on the Great Awakening, substituting a powerful new force in American Christianity: evangelicalism. . . . [A] probing and persuasive book. . . . Throughout this fine book, the reader has not been cheated in any way, only richly rewarded."—Edwin S. Gaustad, Catholic Historical Review

— Edwin S. Gaustad

Journal of Religion

"A compelling, clear narrative. . . . He succeeds dramatically."—Caleb Maskell. Journal of Religion

— Caleb Maskell

Mark Noll
"Well researched, clearly written and authoritatively argued. There is no book of comparable breadth, either chronologically or geographically."—Mark Noll, University of Notre Dame
Leigh E. Schmidt
“It has been fifty years since Edwin Gaustad told the history of New England’s Great Awakening, and, since then, the revivals themselves have at times been almost lost sight of in debates about the fictions of memory and the invention of tradition. Thomas Kidd’s narrative, returning squarely to the formative events and factions that shaped early evangelicalism, offers a valuable synoptic account of the beginnings of this continuously important movement.”—Leigh E. Schmidt, Princeton University
Philip F. Gura
“An informed and much-needed synthesis of the events that comprise the ‘Great Awakening.’ Judiciously describes evangelical efforts from Nova Scotia to Georgia over the entire eighteenth century and demonstrates the centrality of these revivals to an understanding of the American mind. Kidd’s book will become the standard introduction to its subject.”—Philip F. Gura, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Wilfred McClay
“With this deeply researched and beautifully focused study of the origins of American evangelicalism, Thomas Kidd gives us nothing less than a fresh, post-revisionist understanding of the Great Awakening. But that is not all. By casting a powerful light upon the controversies at the outset of the evangelical movement, particularly those revolving around the third person of the Trinity, he illuminates the rest of that movement’s conflicted history, providing insight into its enduring complexities, and its likely manifestations in the century ahead.”—Wilfred McClay, author of The Masterless: Self and Society in Modern America
Harry S. Stout
“Despite the prodigious attention to the ‘Great Awakening’ in eighteenth-century America, there has been, amazingly, no modern comprehensive account that looks at all regions from Nova Scotia to Georgia. The result is a highly fragmented series of vignettes and biographies with no overarching narrative. That void has now been more than filled by Thomas Kidd's masterful analysis of the eighteenth-century revivals and the ‘evangelical’ movement they spawned. Thoroughly researched and beautifully written, this book is must reading not only for early American historians, but for anyone concerned to understand the origins of modern evangelicalism.”—Harry S. Stout, Yale University
New England Quarterly - Linford D. Fisher
"An important and impressive piece of scholarship and is bound to become the first point of reference for a generation of students at all levels who are seeking to make some sense of an intriguing cast of characters and set of events."—Linford D. Fisher, New England Quarterly
Catholic Historical Review - Edwin S. Gaustad
". . . a book to end all books on the Great Awakening, substituting a powerful new force in American Christianity: evangelicalism. . . . [A] probing and persuasive book. . . . Throughout this fine book, the reader has not been cheated in any way, only richly rewarded."—Edwin S. Gaustad, Catholic Historical Review
Journal of Religion - Caleb Maskell
"A compelling, clear narrative. . . . He succeeds dramatically."—Caleb Maskell. Journal of Religion
Library Journal

Evangelical Christianity's influence cannot be gainsaid. No doubt, the passing of such figures as televangelists Jerry Falwell and D. James Kennedy this year as well as the current administration's intersection of faith and politics have played a role in this interest. What, though, is the genesis of the movement? Kidd (history, Baylor Univ.) digs deeply into the Great Awakening (1740-43) to find answers. Not only does his treatment cover the special outpouring of the Holy Spirit and subsequent revivals, but it also covers the reactions of both supporters and detractors of the phenomenon. Overall, this is a fascinating look into America's emphasis on individual salvation and the spiritual equality of humankind, one that is sure to have an audience (40 percent of Americans, according to the author, claim to be born again). Especially recommended for academic libraries, but public libraries would also do well to purchase.
—C. Brian Smith

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780300118872
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Publication date: 11/28/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 6.13 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 1.13 (d)

Meet the Author

Thomas S. Kidd is associate professor of history, Baylor University, and author of The Protestant Interest: New England after Puritanism, published by Yale University Press. He lives in Woodway, TX.

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Table of Contents


Acknowledgment     ix
Introduction     xiii
"Prayer for a Saving Issue": From Puritans to Evangelicals     1
"A Shower of Divine Blessing": Jonathan Edwards and A Faithful Narrative     13
"Soul-Satisfying Sealings of God's Everlasting Love": Continental Pietism, Scots-Irish Presbyterianism, and Early Evangelicalism     24
"Plentiful Effusions of God's Spirit in These Parts": George Whitefield Comes to America     40
The Danger of an Unconverted Ministry: Fractious Revivalism in the Middle Colonies     55
"A Faithful Watchman on the Walls of Charlestown": Josiah Smith and Moderate Revivalism in South Carolina     68
"This Is No Other Than the Gate of Heaven": George Whitefield in New England     83
"Blowing Up the Divine Fire": Mass Revivalism in New England, 1740-1741     94
"Minds Extraordinarily Transported": Testing the Limits of Revivalism, 1741-1742     117
"Under the Impressions of a Heated Imagination": James Davenport, Andrew Croswell, and the Fracturing of New England Evangelicalism     138
"Beyond Any Former Outpouring of the Spirit": Debating the Legitimacy of the Awakenings     156
"The Gospel Is Not Preached Here": The Crisis of New England Separatism     174
"Bringing Them to a Subjection to the Religion of Jesus": Native American Missions     189
"EthiopiaShall Stretch Out Her Hands unto God": Slavery, African Americans, and Evangelicalism     213
"Do the Holy Scriptures Countenance Such Wild Disorder?": Evangelicalism in Virginia     234
"A Happy Revival of Religion in the Interior Parts": Evangelicalism in the Carolinas     253
"There Is Really a Great Awakening in Those Parts": The Evangelical Revivals of the 1760s     267
"The God of Glory Is on Our Side": Evangelicals and the American Revolution     288
"Many Thought the Day of Judgment Was Come": The New Eight Stir of 1776-1783     308
Epilogue     321
Notes     325
Index     379
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