Eastburn, Manton. The Signal Work of the Holy Spirit in these United States

Eastburn, Manton. The Signal Work of the Holy Spirit in these United States

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Eastburn, Manton. The Signal Work of the Holy Spirit in these United States: the Third Charge to the Clergy of the Diocese of Massachusetts; delivered in Trinity Church, Boston, on Wednesday, May 4, 1859. Boston: James B. Dow, 1859. First Edition. [3557]

Removed, no wrappers, 5 3/4 x 9 1/2, 23 pp., stab holes along margin from previous binding. Good. Pamphlet.

Not in Roberts. Speaks positively of the revival then ongoing, "a change as remarkable as it was unexpected...I shall offer some observations upon the features of this work of grace, - and then a few considerations as to the encouragements it suggests on one hand, and the solemn memento of duty it furnishes on the other." He points out that the revival began "in a profound and earnest spirit of supplication and prayer," that it can be attributed to "the operation of no human agency;" and "that it has, almost universally, awed opposition into silence."

Manton Eastburn (1801-1872) was an Episcopal bishop. After graduation from Columbia University, he studied at the General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church in the United States before ordination as deacon and priest by Bishop John Henry Hobart of the Diocese of New York. After serving at Christ Church, New York City, he became rector of the Church of the Ascension, also in NYC. On December 29, 1842, he was consecrated as assistant Bishop of Massachusetts; he served as diocesan bishop on the death of Alexander Viets Griswold from 1843 until his death. Eastburn attended the first Lambeth Conference in 1867 and was associated with the evangelical school of Episcopalian churchmanship. His tenure as diocesan bishop was marked by considerable conflict over Tractarianism both locally and nationally, particularly at the Church of the Advent in Boston. - see article at wikipedia.