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Author: Richard L Bushman; Institute of Early American History and Culture (Williamsburg, Va.)
Publisher: New York : Published for the Institute of Early American History and Culture at Williamsburg, Va. [by] Atheneum, 1970, ©1969.
Series: Documentary problems in early American history.
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Great Awakening.
New York : Published for the Institute of Early American History and Culture at Williamsburg, Va. [by] Atheneum, 1970, ©1969
(OCoLC)899942628
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard L Bushman; Institute of Early American History and Culture (Williamsburg, Va.)
OCLC Number: 78763
Description: xiv, 174 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: I. Preparations --
1. The decline of piety: Samuel Willard, 'The peril of the times display,' 1700 --
2. A plea for fervent preaching: Solomon Stoddard, 'Defects of preachers reproved,' 1723 --
3. Revival preaching before the Awakening: Gilbert Tennent, 'Solemn warning,' 1735 II. The itinerants --
George Whitefield --
4. A report on Whitefield in New York: 'The New England weekly journal,' 1739 --
5. An invitation from the Eastern Consociation, Fairfield County, Connecticut, 1740 --
6. George Whitefield, 'Journals,' 1740 --
7. A Whitefield sermon: 'Marriage of Cana,' 1742 --
8. A reply to Whitefield's criticism of Harvard: 'Boston Gazette,' 1741 --
9. Whitefield responds: 'Boston Gazette,' 1742 --
Eleazar Wheelock --
10. Correspondence of a Connecticut itinerant, 1740-1745 --
A. William Gaylord, November 1740 --
B. John Lee, December 1740 --
C. Daniel Russell, January 1741 --
D. Peter Thatcher, November 1741 --
E. Samuel Buell, April, 1742 --
F. Eleazar Wheelock, February 1745 James Davenport --
11. Connecticut expels James Davenport: 'Boston Weekly News Letter,' 1742 --
12. Davenport rebuked in Boston: 'The declaration of a number of the associated pastors of Boston and Charles-Town,' 1742 --
13. Religious excess at New London: 'Boston Weekly Post-boy,' 1743 --
14. Davenport deserted: A letter, 1743 --
15. James Davenport, 'Confession and retractions,' 1744 --
Opposition to itineracy --
18. The subversion of church order: Theophilus Pickering, 'Letters,' 1742 --
17. Connecticut inhibits itinerants: 'The public records of Connecticut' --
A. An act for regulating abuses, 1742 --
B. The arrest of Benjamin Pomeroy, 1744 --
Whitefield returns --
18. Close the pulpits: 'A letter ... to the Associated Ministers of Boston and Charlestown,' 1745 --
19. George Whitefield, 'Journals,' 1744 III. The new birth --
20. A conversion: The spiritual travels of Nathan Cole, 1741 --
21. A revival: Samuel Blair, 'A short and faithful narrative,' 1744 --
22. The theology of new birth: Jonathan Dickinson, 'True scripture-doctrine,' 1741 IV. Trouble in the churches --
A qualified ministry --
28. Gilbert Tennent, 'The danger of an unconverted ministry,' 1740 --
24. A plea for moderation: Solomon Williams, a letter, 1744 --
Separations --
25. The Synod of Philadelphia divides: 'Records of the Presbyterian Church,' 1741 --
26. The separates in Norwich, Connecticut, 1745-1752 --
A. Joseph Griswold interrupts a sermon, 1745 --
B. The separates called to account, 1745 --
C. Explanations for withdrawal, 1745 --
D. Suspension from communion, 1745 --
E. Refusal to pay taxes, 1748 --
F. Two separates in prison, 1752 --
27. The failings of the churches: Ebenezer Frothingham, 'The articles of faith and practice,' 1750 V. Assessments --
28. The priests are blind: Samuel Finley, 'Letter,' 1741 --
29. Overheated passions: Charles Chaucey, 'A letter ... to Mr. George Wishart,' 1742 --
30. A work of God: Jonathan Edwards, 'The distinguishing marks,' 1741 --
31. Errors and disorders: 'The testimony of the pastors of the churches,' 1743 --
32. An effusion of the Holy Spirit: 'The testimony and advice of an assembly,' 1743 VI. New directions --
Moralism and piety --
33. The injustice of primitive Calvinism: Experience Mayhew, 'Grace defended,' 1744 --
34. The selfless love of God: Joseph Bellamy, 'True religion delineated,' 1750 --
35. The harmony of all being: Jonathan Edwards, 'The nature of true virtue,' ca. 1755 --
Tolerance --
36. Against new light censoriousness: John Caldwell, 'The nature, folly, and evil of rash and uncharitable judging,' 1742 --
37. A separate petition: Solomon Paine et al., 1748 --
38. Dissent in Virginia: Samuel Davies, letter to the Bishop of London, 1752 --
The Good Society --
39. A town repents: Jonathan Edwards, the Northampton covenant, 1742 --
40. The Millennial day: Aaron Burr, 'The watchman's answer,' 1757.
Series Title: Documentary problems in early American history.
Responsibility: edited by Richard L. Bushman.

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