Theologies of the American Revivalists: From Whitefield to Finney

Theologies of the American Revivalists: From Whitefield to Finney

by Robert W. Caldwell

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Overview

Theologies of the American Revivalists: From Whitefield to Finney by Robert W. Caldwell

For centuries, revivals—and the conversions they inspire—have played a significant role in American evangelicalism.

Often unnoticed or unconsidered, however, are the particular theologies underlying these revivals and conversions to faith.

With that in mind, church historian Robert Caldwell traces the fascinating story of American revival theologies from the First Great Awakening through the Second Great Awakening, from roughly 1740 to 1840.

As he uncovers this aspect of American religious history, Caldwell offers a reconsideration of the theologies of figures such as George Whitefield, Jonathan Edwards, John Wesley, Joseph Bellamy, Samuel Hopkins, and Charles Finney. His scope also includes movements, such as New Divinity theology, Taylorism, Baptist revival theology, Princeton theology, and the Restorationist movement.

With this study, we gain fresh insight into what it meant to become a Christian during the age of America's great awakenings.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780830851645
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publication date: 04/17/2017
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Robert W. Caldwell III (PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is associate professor of church history at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the author of Communion in the Spirit: The Holy Spirit as the Bond of Union in the Theology of Jonathan Edwards and the co-author of The Trinitarian Theology of Jonathan Edwards: Text, Context and Application.

Table of Contents

Abbreviations
Introduction
1. Moderate Evangelical Revival Theology in the First Great Awakening
2. First Great Awakening Alternatives: The Revival Theologies of Andrew Croswell and Jonathan Edwards
3. Revival Theology in the New Divinity Movement
4. Congregationalist and New School Presbyterian Revival Theology in the Second Great Awakening
5. Methodist Revival Theology in the Second Great Awakening
6. Revival Theologies Among Early American Baptists
7. The New Measures Revival Theology of Charles Finney
8. Two Responses to Modern Revival Theology: Princeton Seminary and the Restoration Movement
Conclusion
Bibliography
General Index
Scripture Index

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