Jarratt, Devereux. The Life of the Reverend Devereux Jarratt, with Thoughts on some Important Subjects in Divinity
Jarratt, Devereux. The Life of the Reverend Devereux Jarratt, with Thoughts on some Important Subjects in Divinity
Jarratt, Devereux. The Life of the Reverend Devereux Jarratt, with Thoughts on some Important Subjects in Divinity
Jarratt, Devereux. The Life of the Reverend Devereux Jarratt, with Thoughts on some Important Subjects in Divinity

Jarratt, Devereux. The Life of the Reverend Devereux Jarratt, with Thoughts on some Important Subjects in Divinity

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Jarratt, Devereux. The Life of the Reverend Devereux Jarratt, Rector of Bath Parish, Dinwiddie County, Virginia. Written by Himself, in a series of letters addressed to the Rev. John Coleman, One of the Ministers of the Protestant Episcopal Church, in Maryland; bound with Thoughts on some Important Subjects in Divinity; in a Series of Letters to a Friend. Baltimore: Warner & Hanna, 1806. First Edition.

The second title, Thoughts, has the same imprint and date.

Tree calf, chipped with loss at the spine ends, red leather title label remains. Outer hinges exposed, inner end paper hinges still strong. Outer hinges and portions of backstrip sometime enforced with paste or glue. Recent former owner's signature on front paste-down, a few older signatures on end papers & title page. The Life, (ii.), iv., (ii.), (5)-223; Thoughts, (ii.), (3)-84 pp. Scattered foxing. Fair.   [4004]

The Life is no. 2959 in Roberts, Revival Literature: An Annotated Bibliography. "Jarratt was very effective in promoting the Great Awakening in Virginia." Roberts elsewhere says of Jarratt, "Although converted through the influence of the New Side Presbyterians, Devereux Jarratt was ordained an Anglican both because his convictions were with the Anglicans and because he believed standing with them would give him a greater sphere of influence. His ministry, which first was blessed by revival in Virginia, had a gradually increasing effect. Even though much opposed by fellow churchmen, Jarratt engaged in itinerant work throughout much of the south."

Thoughts on some Important Subjects in Divinity deals with the doctrines of justification and holiness.

Devereux Jarratt (1733-1801), b. Kent County, VA; d. Dinwiddie County, VA. He was "the most influential evangelical leader in Virginia's Anglican Church in the eighteenth century. At a time when critics regarded Virginia's official denomination as lifeless, and many of its parsons as little more than bureaucrats, Jarratt summoned his parishioners to a heartfelt devotion to Christ. He was spurred on by, and also contributed to, the revivals of the Great Awakening in Virginia...In 1775 and 1776, Jarratt and other evangelical preachers helped to generate a massive revival of religion in south-central Virginia, the high point of his nearly forty years in ministry." - Encyclopedia Virginia, online.