Montgomery, M. W. "A Wind from the Holy Spirit" in Sweden and Norway
Montgomery, M. W. "A Wind from the Holy Spirit" in Sweden and Norway
Montgomery, M. W. "A Wind from the Holy Spirit" in Sweden and Norway
Montgomery, M. W. "A Wind from the Holy Spirit" in Sweden and Norway
Montgomery, M. W. "A Wind from the Holy Spirit" in Sweden and Norway
Montgomery, M. W. "A Wind from the Holy Spirit" in Sweden and Norway

Montgomery, M. W. "A Wind from the Holy Spirit" in Sweden and Norway

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Montgomery, M. W. "A Wind from the Holy Spirit" in Sweden and Norway. New York: American Home Missionary Society, 1885. Second Edition.

Olive cloth, 6 x 9 inches, small label sometime removed from front cover, old ink call numbers on spine, bookplate & markings of Meadville Theological School, including a perforated name stamp on the tp. Recent former owner's signature on front paste-down. Card pocket & lending slip at back. Two engraved portraits. 117 clean pp., tight. Good. Hardcover.  [4116] 

Rev. Montgomery writes from Minneapolis. He was the Society's superintendent of work among Scandinavians, and his report is of "the religious condition and needs of the Scandinavians, embracing their situation in Sweden and Norway, and in the United States. Such glimpses of Swedish life and customs are given as may be side-lights on the chief theme."

"Scandinavians are the people born in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Finland, and their children. They are to play an exceedingly important part in shaping the futher of the Northwest - Wisconsin, Minnesota, Dakota - and are to have no small share in the development of Michigan, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, and Utah." p. 5.

The author's travels in Sweden and Norway are given in detail, with observations on customs, churches, seminaries, &c. He gives an account of 30 different mission churches in Sweden, particularly their statements of faith. Letters from church leaders are reprinted; accounts of persecution are conveyed. He contrasts Lutheranism with Evangelical churches. There are also accounts from Norway, Finland, and Russia.

"It is hoped that the foregoing pages have set in clear light the present religious situation in Sweden and Norway, as well as given an intelligent idea of the discontent, spiritual hungering, and revivals which have developed into this great awakening...Herein also are the chief data for a correct understanding of the religious condition of the Scandinavians in this country. Most of them have left their northern homes so recently, and they keep up such close acquaintance with current events in their 'old home-land,' that it may be said, in general, that the currents of religious thought among Scandinavians in both countries are very similar." p. 109.

The 5-pp. Supplement to this second edition is entitled, "Lutheran Attacks upon the Swedish Free Church Movement."