Category Archives: Second Great Awakening

The Second Awakening Looks at the First

Thanks to This Day in Presbyterian History, here are some excerpts from an article in The Charleston Observer, dated 14 Apr 1838: 11. No heavier curse can fall upon a community, than a spurious revival. Stupidity is dreadful; but it … Continue reading

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Finney Friday: The New Measures

“Perhaps it is not too much to say, that it is impossible for God himself to bring about reformations but by new measures.” – Charles Finney Today Finney lectures on three of his revivalistic techniques or “new measures.”  Maybe you … Continue reading

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Finney Friday

Continuing our look at the Second Great Awakening, today we’ll consider excerpts from Charles Finney’s Lecture 1: What a Revival Is. There is so little principle in the church, so little firmness and stability of purpose, that unless the religious … Continue reading

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Sunday Friday: The Need of Revivals

Billy Sunday (1862-1935) preached before perhaps 80 million people during what is popularly known as the Second Great Awakening. An itinerant revivalist, he was a driving force behind the Prohibition movement. Whether he was a shaping influence on conservative American … Continue reading

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