Fish, Henry C. Primitive Piety Revived, or The Aggressive Power of the Christian Church

Fish, Henry C. Primitive Piety Revived, or The Aggressive Power of the Christian Church

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Fish, Henry C. Primitive Piety Revived, or The Aggressive Power of the Christian Church: A Premium Essay. Harrisonburg, Va.: Gano Books, 1987.

Blue cloth with bright gilt titles, former owner's signature and note on ffep, 5 x 7 3/4 inches, binding "as new," 249 clean and unmarked pp. Very good. Hardcover.  [3867] 

Facsimile reprint of the 1855 edition in a quality sewn binding and a new preface.

The original edition is no. 2124 in Roberts, Revival Literature: An Annotated Bibliography with Biographical and Historical Notices. “A general and powerful revival of religion in the churches is declared to be the grand remedy for the lack of simplicity of purpose, consecration, self-denial, faith and earnestness which prevailed in his day.”

Henry Clay Fish (1820-1877), b. at Halifax, VT; a Baptist minister. He graduated from Union Theological Seminary, NY, in 1845; “was ordained, June 26 of that year, over the Church in Somerville, N. J., and in January, 1851, became pastor of the First Church in Newark, which office he held until his death…Dr. Fish was the author of several works…” - M’Clintock & Strong.

Chapters include:

An Inquiry into the actual existence of any serious Defects in the prevailing Piety of the Age.

First Grand Defect of the prevailing Piety of the Times – A Want of Simplicity of Purpose.

Second Grand Defect in the Piety of the Present Day – The Want of a Just Measure of Consecration to God.

A Want of Self-Denial for Christ – A Third Grand Defect in the Piety which now prevails.

The Want of a Scriptural Faith – A Grand Defect in the prevailing type of Piety.

Fifth Grand Defect – A Want of Earnestness.

Sixth Grand Defect – Want of Individualism.

The Grand Remedy for all existing Defects in Christian Character – A General and Powerful Revival of Religion in the Churches.