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The Great Awakening: The Roots of Evangelical Christianity in Colonial America

The Great Awakening: The Roots of Evangelical Christianity in Colonial America

by Thomas S. Kidd


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ISBN-13: 9780300158465
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 09/01/2009
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 792,067
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.20(d)

About 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.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction xiii

1 "Prayer for a Saving Issue": From Puritans to Evangelicals 1

2 "A Shower of Divine Blessing": Jonathan Edwards and A Faithful Narrative 13

3 "Soul-Satisfying Sealings of God's Everlasting Love": Continental Pietism, Scots-Irish Presbyterianism, and Early Evangelicalism 24

4 "Plentiful Effusions of God's Spirit in These Parts": George Whitefield Comes to America 40

5 The Danger of an Unconverted Ministry: Fractious Revivalism in the Middle Colonies 55

6 "A Faithful Watchman on the Walls of Charlestown": Josiah Smith and Moderate Revivalism in South Carolina 68

7 "This is No Other Than the Gate of Heaven": George Whitefield in New England 83

8 "Blowing Up the Divine Fire": Mass Revivalism in New England, 1740-1741 94

9 "Minds Extraordinarily Transported": Testing the Limits of Revivalism, 1741-1742 117

10 "Under the Impressions of a Heated Imagination": James Davenport, Andrew Croswell, and the Fracturing of New England Evangelicalism 138

11 "Beyond Any Former Outpouring of the Spirit": Debating the Legitimacy of the Awakenings 156

12 "The Gospel Is Not Preached Here": The Crisis of New England Separatism 174

13 "Bringing Them to a Subjection to the Religion of Jesus": Native American Missions 189

14 "Ethiopia Shall Stretch Out Her Hands unto God": Slavery, African Americans, and Evangelicalism 213

15 "Do the Holy Scriptures Countenance Such Wild Disorder?": Evangelicalism in Virginia 234

16 "A Happy Revival of Religion in the Interior Parts": Evangelicalism in the Carolinas 253

17 "There Is Really a Great Awakening in Those Parts": The EvangelicalRevivals of the 1760s 267

18 "The God of Glory Is on Our Side": Evangelicals and the American Revolution 288

19 "Many Thought the Day of Judgment Was Come": The New Light Stir of 1776-1783 308

Epilogue 321

Notes 325

Index 379

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