McClure, A. W., The Great Revival in New England
McClure, A. W., The Great Revival in New England
McClure, A. W., The Great Revival in New England

McClure, A. W., The Great Revival in New England

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McClure, A. W. [editor]. The Great Revival in New England. The Christian Observatory: A Religious and Literary Magazine. Vol. 2. No. 6. Boston: J. V. Beane & Co., 1848. First Edition. [3546]

Printed wrappers, 6 1/4 x 9 1/2, pp. 243-288, light stains to wrappers. The revival article is 7 pp. Wrapper fold starting to split. Good. Pamphlet.

Not in Roberts Revival Literature or Whitefield in Print. "We propose to glance at the state of the churches at the time when the revival commenced; to show how it was regarded and treated by different classes; and to speak of its immediate results, in preparing the way for a division among the Congregational churches, and for lapse of a portion of them into Arminianism and Unitarianism." A study of the Great Awakening of the 18th century in the American colonies. The writer argues that those who participated in the Revival were blessed and spiritually strengthened, while those churches who opposed it gradually drifted into error.

The other articles in this issue are: The New Infidelity [German theology, Schleiermacher, Strauss]; Distinction between Morality and Religion; Translators of the English Bible; Unitarianism Compared with Itself; as well as a Review of Dr. Tyler's Letters to Dr. Bushnell, and Observations on Men, Books and Things.

This monthly periodical was in print from January, 1847 to April, 1950, and promoted Puritan history & theology. The editor, Alexander Wilson M'Clure (1808-1865), was the author of several books on colonial American Puritans, as well as the book The Translators Revived: A Biographical Memoir of the Authors of the English Version of the Holy Bible. A list of recommendations on the rear of the wrapper include those from Rufus Anderson, Edward Beecher, Edward N. Kirk, Austin Phelps, Matthew Hale Smith, John Woodbridge, and Heman Humphrey