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Letters on Revival

Letters on Revival
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Weight 0.42 lbs
Dimensions 8.5 x 5.4 x 0.5 in
topic

Revival

Banner Pub Date

Mar 30, 2004

page-count

144

Original Pub Date

1858

isbn

9780851518558

binding

Paperback

Format

Book

Book Description

Revival swept throughout the churches of New England and other parts of the United States between 1798 and 1808. These letters of Ebenezer Porter, an eyewitness of the revivals, display two characteristics not always found together: warm zeal to see the church revived, and wise moderation in resisting tendencies to fanaticism.

Porter outlines the characteristics of the revivals he had witnessed, the means used for the conversion of sinners, hindrances to revivals, the exercises of those hopefully converted, and the longer-term effects of the revivals on the churches. He also deals helpfully with new theories that were appearing on the subject of divine influence in the conversion of sinners.

The result is a permanently valuable guide to the nature and effects of revivals of religion.

Table of Contents Expand ↓

Publisher’s Foreword vii
Letter One
Introduction – the revivals of 1798-1808 – general characteristics of the period 1
Letter Two
Use of means for the conversion of sinners – preaching – method of preaching – doctrines preached – conferences – prayer 12
Letter Three
Hindrances to revivals – exercises of sinners under legal convictions – disorders in revivals 27
Letter Four
Exercises of hopeful converts – their characteristics – their treatment by ministers and other Christians 50
Letter Five
General results of revivals – permanence – practical piety – harmony among Christians – humility in ministers – other good effects in Christians 70
Letter Six
Divine sovereignty – accountability and dependence of sinners – importance of local ministry – wisdom in dealing with the anxious – premature reception of professed converts 85
Letter Seven
Divine influence in the conversion of sinners – new theories controverted – conclusion 118

 

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