Lectures on Revivals of Religion

Lectures on Revivals of Religion

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by Charles G. Finney
     
 

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Lectures on Revivals of Religion brings together twenty-three lectures that the theologian Charles Finney gave to his church during the middle of the 19th century. Consequently, these engaging lectures are written in a simple style, with everyday examples, and possess a periodic humor and charm. Finney's theology in these lectures is controversial--some have found it…  See more details below

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Lectures on Revivals of Religion brings together twenty-three lectures that the theologian Charles Finney gave to his church during the middle of the 19th century. Consequently, these engaging lectures are written in a simple style, with everyday examples, and possess a periodic humor and charm. Finney's theology in these lectures is controversial--some have found it liberating, while others have publicly denounced it. But, no matter one's views on Finney's theology, his Lectures covers a wide range of topics, including the nature of a revival, how to preach the gospel, directions and instructions for sinners, and spiritual growth. A key theologian, Finney had an important impact on the Second Great Awakening. Thus, there is no better place to learn about Finney or revivals than his Lectures on Revivals of Religion.

Tim Perrine
CCEL Staff Writer

This edition features an artistic cover, a new promotional introduction, an index of scripture references, links for scripture references to the appropriate passages, and a hierarchical table of contents which makes it possible to navigate to any part of the book with a minimum of page turns.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013050785
Publisher:
Christian Classics Ethereal Library
Publication date:
08/25/2011
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Charles G. Finney - (1792-1875), American revivalist preacher and educator
Finney was born in Litchfield county, Conn., on Aug. 27, 1792. He studied law from 1818 to 1821, when he had a sudden conversion experience. After this he began to preach and was licensed to preach by the Presbyterian denomination in 1824. Wherever he traveled he started extensive religious revivals.

Finney was criticized because he emphasized the will of man in the process of regeneration and employed revival techniques that became known as "New Measures", calculated to evoke a highly emotional response. Impatient with Presbyterianism, he became a Congregationalist, serving New York City's Broadway Tabernacle.

Finney was appointed professor of theology at Oberlin College (1835), minister of the First Congregational Church at Oberlin (1837), and was named president of the college in 1852. His Lectures on Revivals (1835) became a handbook for American revivalists, and his Lectures on Theology (1846) indicate the modifying influence of evangelicalism on American Calvinism. Finney died at Oberlin on Aug. 16, 1875.

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