Backus, Isaac; McLoughlin, William G. [editor]. Isaac Backus on Church, State, and Calvinism: Pamphlets, 1754-1789 (John Harvard Library)

Backus, Isaac; McLoughlin, William G. [editor]. Isaac Backus on Church, State, and Calvinism: Pamphlets, 1754-1789 (John Harvard Library)

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Backus, Isaac; McLoughlin, William G. [editor]. Isaac Backus on Church, State, and Calvinism: Pamphlets, 1754-1789 (John Harvard Library). Cambridge, MA: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1968. First Edition. ISBN: 9780674467507.

Blue cloth with dust jacket, 6 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches, 525 clean pp., ex Bible college library with the standard markups. Very good in very good dust-jacket. Hardcover.  [5100] 

No. 211 in Roberts, Revival Literature: An Annotated Bibliography. "This volume has considerable significant material on revival, especially the Great Awakening: with details on Jonathan Edwards and George Whitefield."

Isaac Backus (1724-1806), b. Norwich, Connecticut; d. Middleborough, Massachusetts. Backus was a model of the transition of American religion from established churches to independent congregations. He was a leader of the Baptists, respected by many, and an ardent advocate for religious freedom, appearing before magistrates to testify on behalf of his brethren.

"Isaac Backus was born in the town of Norwich, Connecticut. While stirred under the preaching of Eleazer Wheelock in Norwich in June of 1741, it was not until August, under the fiery ministrations of James Davenport that Backus was converted. However, it was not until he heard Whitefield preach in five different towns during 1745 that he was stirred to take an aggressive stand for Christ. His position as a leader and organizer of the Baptist wing of the Awakening and stout defender of religious liberty made his name and character familiar to many in New England in his own day and world wide today." - Roberts, Revival Literature: An Annotated Bibliography, no. 205.