Peabody, Andrew. The Revival of Religion (1840)

Peabody, Andrew. The Revival of Religion (1840)

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Peabody, Andrew. The Revival of Religion: A Sermon preached at Portsmouth, N. H., February 23, 1840. Boston: Weeks, Jordan & Co., 1840. Third Edition.

Printed wrappers, 4 1/4 x 7 inches, wrappers a tad soiled, bottom corner a bit dog-eared. 21 pp. thin tide-mark in the margins of the top right corner. Good. Pamphlet.  [5210] 

No. 4159 in Roberts, Revival Literature: An Annotated Bibliography. "A Unitarian sermon on Habakkuk 3:2."

Peabody remarks on the current revival in his town, and mentions the crowds attending meetings at other churches. He seeks to explain the situation and give hope to his own congregation. He is not critical of the revival, but says they cannot participate with the other churches, and in fact points out the need of revival in their own congregation, and how to attain it.

Andrew Preston Peabody (1811-1893), entered Harvard at the age of twelve, graduated in 1826, being the second youngest graduate in the history of that institution. He was pastor at Portsmouth from 1833 to 1860, editor of the North American Review from 1853 to 1863, and preacher to Harvard University and professor of Christian morals from 1860 to 1881.