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Antirevivalism in antebellum America : a collection of religious voices

Author: James D Bratt
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2006.
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Offering extensive introductions to primary antirevivalist documents, this book urges an understanding of antirevival literature in terms of the broader dynamic of American life. The author shows how  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Controversial literature
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Named Person: Charles G Finney; Charles G Finney
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James D Bratt
ISBN: 9780813536927 0813536928 9780813536934 0813536936
OCLC Number: 59149312
Description: xxxi, 278 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Part One: Presenting the issues --
1. Camp-meeting craziness --
Observer [George Elly], "Methodistic enthusiasm" (1845) --
2. The arrogance of revival theology --
Albert Baldwin Dod, "Finney's sermons" and "Finney's lectures" (1835) --
Part Two: Critiques from populist movements --
3. A Methodist against "extravagance" --
Wesleyan methodist [John Fanning Watson], Methodist error --
4. Attacking pious ignorance --
Stephen Olin, "Duties of the church --
tracts, Sunday schools" (1835) --
Le Roy Sunderland, "Essay on a theological education" (1834) --
5. The terrors of Calvinist tyranny --
Ephraim Perkins, A "Bunker Hill" contest, A.D. 1826 (1826) --
6. The dangers of anti-Calvinist tyranny --
"Articles of faith of the Kehukee Association" (1777) --
"Address to the Particular Baptist Churches of the 'old school' in the United States" (1812) --
Part Three: Critiques from established traditions --
7. Good taste and tolerance --
[Orville Dewey], Letters of an English traveler (1828) --
8. A pleas for pastoral prerogative --
Calvin Colton, Thoughts on the religious state of the country (1836) --
9. The "swarming pests" of Methodism --
Fr[iedrich C.D.] Wyneken, The distress of the German Lutherans in North America (1843) --
10. Not the anxious bench but the communion rail --
John Williamson Nevin, The anxious bench (1843) and The mystical presence (1846) --
11. In praise of family nurture --
Horace Bushnell, Views of Christian nurture (1847) --
Part Four: Reconsiderations, rehabilitations --
12. Revivals in need of perfection --
Charles G. Finney, "Letters on revivals" (1845-1846) --
13. From ecstasy to scripture --
Phoebe Palmer, The way of holiness (1843), The life and letters of Mrs. Phoebe Palmer (1881), and Faith and its effects (1861) --
14. Dignified, biblical religion --
Daniel Alexander Payne on education and worship (1849 and 1888) --
15. From revival to romance --
Harriet Beecher Stowe, "the revival of religion" (1869) --
Part Five: Renegades and new departures --
16. From revival to new revelation --
Joseph Smith, "History, 1838" --
17. From the new heart to the end of the age --
Ellen G. White, Life sketches (1915) --
18. From revival to secular psychology --
La Roy Sunderland, Book of psychology: Pathetism (1853) --
19. From revival to women's rights --
Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Eighty years and more (1898) --
20. From revival to Rome --
Orestes Brownson, "Protestant revivals and Catholic retreats" (1858).
Responsibility: edited by James D. Bratt.
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"A study of antirevivalism is much overdue and James Bratt's book is something of a landmark. His command of the topic is impressive." - William R. Hutchison, Charles Warren Research Professor of the Read more...

 
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