Patton, W.  Suffering with Christ the True Spirit of a Revival. 1858
Patton, W.  Suffering with Christ the True Spirit of a Revival. 1858
Patton, W.  Suffering with Christ the True Spirit of a Revival. 1858
Patton, W.  Suffering with Christ the True Spirit of a Revival. 1858
Patton, W.  Suffering with Christ the True Spirit of a Revival. 1858

Patton, W. Suffering with Christ the True Spirit of a Revival. 1858

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Patton, W. Suffering with Christ the True Spirit of a Revival. In Letters to the Rev. John Angell James. London: The Religious Tract Society, (1858). First Edition.

Leather spine with plain card boards. Lacks whatever paper covering the boards once had. Recent former owner's signature inside front board. Hand-made book plate & inscription from a church library, as old as the book. 4 x 6 1/2 inches, 72 pp. with some smudges and soil. There is a narrow scuffed hole in the ffep. Fair. Hardcover.  [3794] 

This is a scarce book. Worldcat lists only one holding of this edition, at Glasgow University, and only four locations for the 1876 edition. Roberts lists only the later edition from 1876. It is no. 4145 in his Revival Literature: An Annotated Bibliography.

Previous owner's note on rfep, "Interesting he uses material from Albert Barnes' series of sermons on revivals in his section on revival in cities."

"My friend Dr. Patton, of New York, during a visit he has lately paid me, has entered pretty largely into conversation with me on the subject of the recent extraordinary revival of religion in the United States..." - from Rev. James' Introductory Letter.

William Patton (1798-1879), b. New Haven, Connecticut; d. Philadelphia, Pa. He was educated at Princeton theological seminary and was for twenty-six years pastor of churches in New York City. He was for some years secretary of the American Education Society, was the first to propose the World’s Evangelical Alliance, and a founder of the Union Theological Seminary in New York. Patton edited Jonathan Edwards’ work on Revivals ans well ans Charles G. Finney’s Lectures on Revivals. He prepared the American edition of the Cottage Bible, and was the author of several useful books.

Patton's main thesis is: "That Christians, in every age, shall have such sympathy with Christ, in his sufferings for the good of others, as themselves to be ready also to suffer, that others may secure the benefit." He argues that while not all Christians are ministers or preachers, all have a part to play in evangelism. He then focuses on the promotion of revivals in cities and towns.