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Asahel Nettleton

Life & Labours

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Weight 0.37 kg
Dimensions 18.1 x 12.1 x 2.3 cm
topic

19th Century, Pastoral Biography, Revival

format

Book

isbn

9780851517018

Original Pub Date

1854

Banner Pub Date

Dec 1, 1996

binding

Paperback

page-count

450

Book Description

Asahel Nettleton (1783-1843) was a leading figure in one of the most important half centuries in American Church history. From the late 1790s to the early 1840s a succession of revivals transformed the spiritual prospects of the nation, and in these, in the words of the New York Evangelist, ‘Nettleton served a glorious purpose. Few men, since the apostolic days, have been honoured with such signal success in preaching the word, and in the conversion of sinners’.

The author, Dr. Bennet Tyler, who knew Nettleton from 1812, asserts that from that date, he was ’employed almost constantly in revivals for ten years’. As a counsellor to ministers his aid was constantly sought, particularly upon the subject of evangelism and revivals ‘on which he had an amount of experience and observation beyond any man living’.

At a time when the nature of true revivals and of biblical evangelism is being widely re-assessed, the re-appearance of this volume, ably edited by M’Cheyne’s biographer, Andrew Bonar, is of major significance.

Table of Contents Expand ↓

    Page
  INTRODUCTION vi
1 HIS AWAKENING AND CONVERSION 17
2 HIS COLLEGE LIFE AND MISSIONARY YEARNINGS 34
3 THE LEADINGS OF PROVIDENCE THAT PREPARED HIM FOR HIS FUTURE WORK AS   AN EVANGELIST 55
4 HIS FIRST SUCCESS: FIFTEEN CONGREGATIONS IN CONNECTICUT VISITED WITH   THE SPIRIT – SOME DETAILS 63
5 INCREASING SUCCESS: TEN CONGREGATIONS BLESSED – HIS MODE OF   PROCEEDING 82
6 THE BLESSING ON HIS LABOURS IN SARATOGA COUNTY AND NASSAU – EXTRACTS   FROM HIS LETTERS 109
7 OTHER SIX CONGREGATIONS VISITED – LETTERS TO YOUNG CONVERTS –   TESTIMONY OF EYEWITNESSES 130
8 ABOVE TWENTY CONGREGATIONS BLESSED – DETAILS OF CASES – TESTIMONIES   TO THE WORK 144
9 SPECIMENS OF DR. NETTLETON’S PREACHING 174
10 THORN IN THE FLESH, AND YET ABOUT TWENTY MORE AWAKENINGS – NEW EMPLOYMENTS 232
11 VISIT TO GREAT BRITAIN IN 1831 – HIS METHODS – CHARACTERISTICS OF   REVIVALS UNDER HIM 285
12 BLESSED AGAIN – PROFESSOR OF PASTORAL DUTY – DEGREE OF D.D. – OPPOSED   TO NEW MEASURES AND NEW DOCTRINES – MR. FINNEY 334
13 HIS INTELLECTUAL SHREWDNESS – ANECDOTES – CHARACTER AS A CHRISTIAN   MAN 398
14 HIS LAST SICKNESS AND DEATH 427
  APPENDIX  
  CAREER OF MR. DAVENPORT 441
  — THE CUMBERLAND PRESBYTERIAN 446
  — MR. FINNEY 449
  DR. NETTLETON ON REVIVALS 451

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