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Letters on revival

Author: Ebenezer Porter
Publisher: Edinburgh, U.K. ; Carlisle, Pa. : Banner of Truth Trust, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Letter : English : 1st Banner of Truth edView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ebenezer Porter
ISBN: 0851518559 9780851518558
OCLC Number: 55081469
Notes: Previously published by the Congregational Board of Publication, Boston, 1858.
Original title: Letters on the Religious Revivals Which Prevailed about the Beginning of the Present Century.
"These letters were originally addressed to the members of the Committee of the Revival Association at Andover Theological Seminary, Mass., in 1832 by Ebenezer Porter, the President of the Seminary and their revered Professor"--Page vii.
Description: viii, 136 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Letter One: Introduction --
the revivals of 1798-1808 --
general characteristics of the period --
Letter Two: Use of means for the conversion of sinners --
preaching --
method of preaching --
doctrines preached --
conferences --
prayer --
Letter Three: Hindrances to revivals --
exercises of sinners under legal convictions --
disorders in revivals --
Letter Four: Exercises of hopeful converts --
their characteristics --
their treatment by ministers and other Christians --
Letter Five: General results of revivals --
permanence --
practical piety --
harmony among Christians --
humility in ministers --
other good effects in Christians --
Letter Six: Divine sovereignty --
accountability and dependence of sinners --
importance of local ministry --
wisdom in dealing with the anxious --
premature reception of professed converts --
Letter Seven: Divine influence in the conversion of sinners --
new theories controverted --
conclusion.
Responsibility: Ebenezer Porter.

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