Sewall, Joseph. The Holy Spirt convincing the World of Sin, of Righteousness, and of Judgment preached 1741
Sewall, Joseph. The Holy Spirt convincing the World of Sin, of Righteousness, and of Judgment preached 1741
Sewall, Joseph. The Holy Spirt convincing the World of Sin, of Righteousness, and of Judgment preached 1741
Sewall, Joseph. The Holy Spirt convincing the World of Sin, of Righteousness, and of Judgment preached 1741

Sewall, Joseph. The Holy Spirt convincing the World of Sin, of Righteousness, and of Judgment preached 1741

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Sewall, Joseph. The Holy Spirt convincing the World of Sin, of Righteousness, and of Judgment: considered in four lectures: the two former delivered at the Tuesday evening lecture in Brattle Street, Jan. 20, and March 3; the other two at the Old South Church, in Boston, April 17 and 26, 1741; With an Introduction, by Rev. R. K. Sewall. Boston: Massachusetts Sabbath School Society, 1846.

Black blindstamped cloth, 4 x 6 1/4 inches, very slight rubbing to corners & ends, recent and other signatures on the front end papers, lacks the first free end paper, wood-engraved frontis portrait of Sewell, xxiv., 188 pp., tight. Neat pencil underlining & marginalia in some sections. Old Sabbath School "Library Rules" bookplate at back, with scuff marks indicating another one has been removed (see pics). Good. Hardcover.  [3598] 

"These lectures were preached during one of the most extensive and interesting revivals ever witnessed in this country. It is known as the 'great awakening.' It began about A. D. 1734, under the preaching of Edwards, Whitefield, and Tennent, and continued nine or ten years." - from the Introduction.

The first edition of 1741 is no. 4843 in Roberts, Revival Literature: An Annotated Bibliography. "Messages used to advance the Great Awakening."

"He was one of the staunchest supporters of George Whitefield and the Great Awakening in the City of Boston." - Roberts, Whitefield in Print.

Joseph Sewall (1688-1769), b. & d. at Boston, New-England. Sewall graduated at Harvard College in 1707, and was associated with the College all of his days; he rejected the presidency of the same offered to him in 1724, and accepted a fellowship in 1728. In 1713 he was ordained colleague pastor of the Old South Church in Boston, where he ministered for the rest of his life. He was a member of the commission appointed for the propagation of the Gospel in New England, and corresponding member of the Scottish Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge.

Sewall was instrumental in the Great Awakening that took place in New England following the tour of George Whitefield, and a revival took place in his congregation. These sermon are examples of his preaching at that time, and reveal the Calvinistic doctrines that were preached during the revival.