Strong & Trumbull.  The Connecticut Evangelical Magazine, vol. III. 1802-1803
Strong & Trumbull.  The Connecticut Evangelical Magazine, vol. III. 1802-1803
Strong & Trumbull.  The Connecticut Evangelical Magazine, vol. III. 1802-1803

Strong & Trumbull. The Connecticut Evangelical Magazine, vol. III. 1802-1803

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Strong, Nathan; Trumbull, Benjamin; et al. The Connecticut Evangelical Magazine, Volume III. consisting of twelve numbers, to be published monthly. From July 1802 to June 1803. Hartford: Hudson and Goodwin , 1802-3. First Edition. [6923]

Full sheep, binding sound and tight, lacks the spine title label, 5 x 8 /2 inches, 480 pp. plus index. Lacks one of the front free end papers, the one present is nearly detached. Some foxing, stain at the top of the page of the first few leaves - lighter elsewhere. Printed in old font. Small printed bookplate of D. Everitt, Union Springs, N. Y. Good. Full leather.

Roberts, Revival Literature: An Annotated Bibliography, no. 1219. "These precious volumes include many detailed reports of revivals taking place during the years of publication of this Journal as well as articles on the history of the Moravians, advice to awakened sinners, conversion accounts, etc."

This periodical ran from 1800-1807 under the title Connecticut Evangelical Magazine, and from 1808 to 1815 as The Connecticut Evangelical Magazine; and Religious Intelligencer

This volume with notices of revivals of religion in Castleton, Halifax, Kentucky, Killingly, Lebanon, Middlebury, Pennsylvania, Sutland, South Carolina, and Yale College. Many theological articles, letters, church news, missionary news, etc.

Nathan Strong, D.D. (1748-1816), Congregational minister, b. Connecticut, graduated at Yale (1769), pastor of First Church Hartford. An early promoter of revivals, he was the founder and editor of the Connecticut Evangelical Magazine. Rev. Strong served as chaplain to American troops during the Revolution as well as conducting his regular ministry in his parish. He was an active writer in preacher promoting the cause of American liberty, and afterwards in favor of the Federalists.

"Mr. Strong was one of those who, towards the close of the last [18th] century, had a primary agency in giving a new direction to the public mind, in respect to the religious interests of the country and the age. Being fully persuaded that the theory of revivals which then generally prevailed in the orthodox churches, was both reasonable and scriptural, he laboured with all his might, in reliance on Gods blessing, to reduce that theory to practice; and, at several different periods in the latter part of his ministry, he had the pleasure to witness the fulfilment of his hearts desire. In 1798-99, was the most extensive and powerful revival that occurred under his ministry; but in 1794, there was a state of things among his people which issued in considerable accessions to the church; and in 1808, and again in 1815, a yet more copious blessing was poured out upon them." - Sprague.