Backus, Charles. A Discourse on the Nature and Influence of Godly Fear [revival interest]
Backus, Charles. A Discourse on the Nature and Influence of Godly Fear [revival interest]

Backus, Charles. A Discourse on the Nature and Influence of Godly Fear [revival interest]

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Backus, Charles. A Discourse on the Nature and Influence of Godly Fear: containing also, A Minister's Address to his Church and Congregation; together with a few interesting Events in their History: written in a time when he was taken off from Preaching by Bodily Infirmities: publicly read, Lord's-Day, January 31, 1802. Hartford: Hudson & Goodwin, 1802. First Edition. [3375]

Removed, includes the half-title & rfep, 5 x 8 1/4, 45 clean pp.

No. 204a in Roberts, Revival Literature. "Includes brief details on the effect of the revivals of 1742, 1744, 1783, 1797 and 1800 upon his church."

Charles Backus (1749-1803), a native of Norwich, Connecticut. Backus graduated at Yale in 1769, and was a Congregationalist with orthodox (Trinitarian) principles. He was pastor of a church in Somers, Connecticut. His habit of lodging ministerial students in his home for the purpose of instruction enabled nearly fifty young men to prepare for the ministry.

"The talents of Dr. Backus were of a high order. But he had not the time, nor the health, nor the means, necessary to distinguished literary acquisitions. He read many of the best books with great profit. But on theological subjects his conceptions and reasonings were so perspicuous and profound, and, as we thought, so just and scriptural, that his pupils deemed it better to consult him than any author; and no one who knew the habits of his penetrating mind, could be otherwise than gratified that, instead of relying on the authority of the best writers, and following in their track, he chose to think for himself." Leonard Woods, as quoted in Sprague's Annals. Very good. Pamphlet.