National Ideals Historically Traced, 1607-1907 Volume 26

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byAlbert Bushnell Hart

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 Excerpt: ...hypnotic outbreaks. In the thirties, Rev. Charles G. Finney, later president of Oberlin College, was a noted revival leader; and during the commercial panic of 1857 there was a great revival throughout the country. All this means that a type of religion beginning in the far West, amid an uneducated ministry, found its usefulness in a modified manner in much more highly civilized communities. The prime object of the revivalist was to arouse his hearers to their sense of a need of a better life, to call attention, not to the abstract doctrines of religion, but to the need of a personal peace with God; to appeal for a radical change of moral purpose. Some of the churches, notably the Catholic and the Episcopal, were never much affected by this religious excitement; but they were drawn into other movements for the salvation and the elevation 1 Davenport, Primitive Traits in Religions Revivals, 60-86. of the lowly and the friendless. The organization of Sunday-schools spread about 1830 into the United States, and was at once made an adjunct to other religious work and a feeder of the churches. In 1807 began the establishment of foreign missions; to the Indians and the frontiersmen home missionary societies carried the gospel; while Bible and tract societies multiplied religious literature. This whole propaganda is closely allied with the movement for humanitarian reform, which has too much overshadowed it in historical literature. The narrowness of the churches was also affected by the Unitarian movement, which from 1800 to 1830 split the old Congregational, thenceforward called the Orthodox, church in New England. The Puritan doctrines of total depravity, election, and the like lost their interest or changed their meaning. The Americans had no longer the ideal ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 Excerpt: ...hypnotic outbreaks. In the thirties, Rev. Charles G. Finney, later president of Oberlin College, was a noted revival leader; and...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:104 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:May 14, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217732895

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