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The life of Rev. David Brainerd : chiefly extracted from his diary

Author: David Brainerd; Jonathan Edwards
Publisher: Grand Rapids : Baker Book House, 1978.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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David Brainerd's diary reveals him as a remarkable example of true, eminent piety in heart and practice. From the time Brainerd began to study theology until his death, he daily "walked with God" or mourned the absence of the light of his countenance. Jonathan Edwards says in his preface, "It [Brainerd's life] is most worthy of imitation, and in many ways calculated to promote the spiritual benefit of the careful  Read more...
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Named Person: David Brainerd; David Brainerd
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Brainerd; Jonathan Edwards
OCLC Number: 7344727
Notes: First edition, Boston, 1749, published under title: An account of the life of the late Reverend Mr. David Brainerd ... missionary to the Indians.
Reprint of the edition issued by the American Tract Society.
Description: iv, 360 pages ; 19 cm
Contents: President Edwards' preface --
From his birth to the time when he began to study for the ministry --
From about the time when he began the study of theology, till he was licensed to preach --
From his being licensed to preach, till he was commissioned as a missionary --
From his appointment as a missionary, to his commencing his mission among the Indians at Kaunaumeek, in New York --
His labors for nearly a year at Kaunaumeek --
Labors for the Indians at and near the Forks of Delaware --
Part 1 of his public journal of "the rise and progress of a remarkable work of grace among the Indians in New Jersey and Pennsylvania" --
Part 2 of his public journal of "the continuance and progress of a remarkable work of grace among the Indians in New Jersey and Pennsylvania" --
From the close of his public journal, June 19, 1746, to his death, October 9, 1747 --
Reflections on the preceding memoir.
Responsibility: by President Edwards ; Somewhat abridged. Embracing, in the chronological order, Brainerd's public journal of the most successful year of his missionary labors.

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David Brainerd's diary reveals him as a remarkable example of true, eminent piety in heart and practice. From the time Brainerd began to study theology until his death, he daily "walked with God" or mourned the absence of the light of his countenance. Jonathan Edwards says in his preface, "It [Brainerd's life] is most worthy of imitation, and in many ways calculated to promote the spiritual benefit of the careful observer."--Page 4 of cover.

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