A Brief Account of the Origin and Progress of the Divisions in the First Presbyterian Church of Troy; containing, also, Strictures upon the New Doctrines broached by the Rev. C. G. Finney and N. S. S. Beman

A Brief Account of the Origin and Progress of the Divisions in the First Presbyterian Church of Troy; containing, also, Strictures upon the New Doctrines broached by the Rev. C. G. Finney and N. S. S. Beman

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By a number of the late Church and Congregation. A Brief Account of the Origin and Progress of the Divisions in the First Presbyterian Church of Troy; containing, also, Strictures upon the New Doctrines broached by the Rev. C. G. Finney and N. S. S. Beman, with a summary relation of the Trial of the Latter before the Troy Presbytery. Troy, N. Y.: Printed by Tuttle and Richards, 1827. [5551]

Removed, 5 1/4 x 8 1/2 inches, 47 pp., a few pencil numbers in the margins. Good. Pamphlet.

An early attack on Charles Finney & Nathan Beman. Finney had only begun revivalistic preaching the year previous. The author quotes directly many instances from Beman, and is strident in his views against them both. Roberts has this listed as no. 438 in his Revival Literature: An Annotated Bibliography, under Beman.

“While things were in this state, the dissatisfaction of a portion of the church and congregation becoming hourly stronger, Mr. Beman furnished additional materials for it, by the introduction into his pulpit of the notorious Charles G. Finney…The character of this man must be too well known to require any illustration from us; and, as we shall be compelled to make some allusions to him, we shall treat him with but little more ceremony than an acknowledged outlaw…his shocking blasphemies, his novel and repulsive sentiments, and his theatrical and frantic gesticulations, struck horror into those who entertained any reverence for either religion or decency…”