Loud, Grover C. Evangelized America
Loud, Grover C. Evangelized America
Loud, Grover C. Evangelized America
Loud, Grover C. Evangelized America
Loud, Grover C. Evangelized America
Loud, Grover C. Evangelized America
Loud, Grover C. Evangelized America
Loud, Grover C. Evangelized America

Loud, Grover C. Evangelized America

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Loud, Grover C. Evangelized America. New York: The Dial Press, 1928. First Edition.

Green cloth, 5 3/4 x 8 1/4, former owner's signature on front paste-down, xvi., 373 clean and unmarked pp., frontispiece of "Billy" Sunday in a pose, several other illustrations. Good. Hardcover.  [4008]

No. 3343 in Roberts, Revival Literature: An Annotated Bibliography. Roberts dislikes the book, written "by a journalist," because he includes "various cults" in the history. Joseph Smith, William Miller, Aimee Semple McPherson, Pastor Russell, &c. are examined as well as the "expected" revivalists such as Jonathan Edwards, George Whitefield, John Wesley, James McGready, Peter Cartwright, C. G. Finney, D. L. Moody, &c.

It is an interesting work that connects the evangelists of the 1920's to those of the past, and is pretty straightforward in describing doctrines and methods, and sarcastic towards those the author believed to be charlatans (which is almost all of them). The author was raised Methodist, but my research indicates that he was not particularly religious. His attitude towards the more unusual antics of some revivalists is that is of a bemused skeptic. The writing, however, is particularly good and descriptive with many anecdotes.

Grover Cleveland Loud (1890-1968), b. Malden, Massachusetts, was raised in Moultonville, New Hampshire. He graduated at Harvard in 1913. Loud served as a captain of infantry during WWI, and was wounded in combat. He became the telegraph editor at the New York Times.