The Great Awakening : documents on the revival of religion, 1740-1745 / edited by Richard L. Bushman.

; Institute of Early American History and Culture (Williamsburg, Va.)
1st ed.. New York : Published for the Institute of Early American History and Culture at Williamsburg, Va. [by] Atheneum, [1970] .

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Other Authors Bushman, Richard L.
Institute of Early American History and Culture (Williamsburg, Va.)
Subjects Great Awakening -- Sources.
Great Awakening.
The Great Awakening.
United States -- Church history -- To 1775 -- Sources.
United States.
Series Documentary problems in early American history.
Description xiv, 174 pages ; 25 cm.
Copyright Date [1970]
©1969
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-174).
Contents I. Preparations -- 1. The decline of piety: Samuel Willard, 'The peril of the times display,' 1700 -- 2. A plea for fervent preaching: Solomon Stoddard, 'Defects of preachers reproved,' 1723 -- 3. Revival preaching before the Awakening: Gilbert Tennent, 'Solemn warning,' 1735
II. The itinerants -- George Whitefield -- 4. A report on Whitefield in New York: 'The New England weekly journal,' 1739 -- 5. An invitation from the Eastern Consociation, Fairfield County, Connecticut, 1740 -- 6. George Whitefield, 'Journals,' 1740 -- 7. A Whitefield sermon: 'Marriage of Cana,' 1742 -- 8. A reply to Whitefield's criticism of Harvard: 'Boston Gazette,' 1741 -- 9. Whitefield responds: 'Boston Gazette,' 1742 -- Eleazar Wheelock -- 10. Correspondence of a Connecticut itinerant, 1740-1745 -- A. William Gaylord, November 1740 -- B. John Lee, December 1740 -- C. Daniel Russell, January 1741 -- D. Peter Thatcher, November 1741 -- E. Samuel Buell, April, 1742 -- F. Eleazar Wheelock, February 1745
III. The new birth -- 20. A conversion: The spiritual travels of Nathan Cole, 1741 -- 21. A revival: Samuel Blair, 'A short and faithful narrative,' 1744 -- 22. The theology of new birth: Jonathan Dickinson, 'True scripture-doctrine,' 1741
IV. Trouble in the churches -- A qualified ministry -- 28. Gilbert Tennent, 'The danger of an unconverted ministry,' 1740 -- 24. A plea for moderation: Solomon Williams, a letter, 1744 -- Separations -- 25. The Synod of Philadelphia divides: 'Records of the Presbyterian Church,' 1741 -- 26. The separates in Norwich, Connecticut, 1745-1752 -- A. Joseph Griswold interrupts a sermon, 1745 -- B. The separates called to account, 1745 -- C. Explanations for withdrawal, 1745 -- D. Suspension from communion, 1745 -- E. Refusal to pay taxes, 1748 -- F. Two separates in prison, 1752 -- 27. The failings of the churches: Ebenezer Frothingham, 'The articles of faith and practice,' 1750
James Davenport -- 11. Connecticut expels James Davenport: 'Boston Weekly News Letter,' 1742 -- 12. Davenport rebuked in Boston: 'The declaration of a number of the associated pastors of Boston and Charles-Town,' 1742 -- 13. Religious excess at New London: 'Boston Weekly Post-boy,' 1743 -- 14. Davenport deserted: A letter, 1743 -- 15. James Davenport, 'Confession and retractions,' 1744 -- Opposition to itineracy -- 18. The subversion of church order: Theophilus Pickering, 'Letters,' 1742 -- 17. Connecticut inhibits itinerants: 'The public records of Connecticut' -- A. An act for regulating abuses, 1742 -- B. The arrest of Benjamin Pomeroy, 1744 -- Whitefield returns -- 18. Close the pulpits: 'A letter ... to the Associated Ministers of Boston and Charlestown,' 1745 -- 19. George Whitefield, 'Journals,' 1744
V. Assessments -- 28. The priests are blind: Samuel Finley, 'Letter,' 1741 -- 29. Overheated passions: Charles Chaucey, 'A letter ... to Mr. George Wishart,' 1742 -- 30. A work of God: Jonathan Edwards, 'The distinguishing marks,' 1741 -- 31. Errors and disorders: 'The testimony of the pastors of the churches,' 1743 -- 32. An effusion of the Holy Spirit: 'The testimony and advice of an assembly,' 1743
VI. New directions -- Moralism and piety -- 33. The injustice of primitive Calvinism: Experience Mayhew, 'Grace defended,' 1744 -- 34. The selfless love of God: Joseph Bellamy, 'True religion delineated,' 1750 -- 35. The harmony of all being: Jonathan Edwards, 'The nature of true virtue,' circa 1755 -- Tolerance -- 36. Against new light censoriousness: John Caldwell, 'The nature, folly, and evil of rash and uncharitable judging,' 1742 -- 37. A separate petition: Solomon Paine and others, 1748 -- 38. Dissent in Virginia: Samuel Davies, letter to the Bishop of London, 1752 -- The Good Society -- 39. A town repents: Jonathan Edwards, the Northampton covenant, 1742 -- 40. The Millennial day: Aaron Burr, 'The watchman's answer,' 1757.
Genre Church history.
Sources.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)78763
(OCoLC)ocm00078763
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