Goen, C. C. Revivalism and Separatism in New England, 1740-1800: Strict Congregationalists and Separate Baptists in the Great Awakening

Goen, C. C. Revivalism and Separatism in New England, 1740-1800: Strict Congregationalists and Separate Baptists in the Great Awakening

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Goen, C. C. Revivalism and Separatism in New England, 1740-1800: Strict Congregationalists and Separate Baptists in the Great Awakening. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 1987. ISBN: 0819551864.

Blue cloth, 6 x 9 inches, former owner's signature on ffep, xxviii., 370 clean and unmarked pp., fear fine. Dj near fine. Very good in very good dust-jacket. Hardcover.  [4563] 

Roberts, Revival Literature: An Annotated Bibliography, no. 2384. "A great work with an excellent bibliography, originally prepared as a Ph.D. thesis at Yale University, 1960, and revised first for the Brewer Contest of the American Society of Church History and then for publication."

C. C. Goen's landmark study on the effects of revivalism during the latter half of the 18th century filled a great void in understanding the Great Awakening, and it continues to influence the work of scholars today. Full of artful contextualization of the issues that plagued colonial churches, Revivalism and Separatism in New England, 1740-1800 documents the ways in which revivalism helped pave the way for a new religious identity in America. Goen underscores how these congregations responded to state involvement in matters of religion and sheds new light on the development of the Baptist denomination by locating its growth within fringe communities in New England rather than organized structures in the Middle Colonies.