The Volunteer; devoted to the promotion of Revivals, Evangelical Doctrines, and Congregationalism.
The Volunteer; devoted to the promotion of Revivals, Evangelical Doctrines, and Congregationalism.
The Volunteer; devoted to the promotion of Revivals, Evangelical Doctrines, and Congregationalism.
The Volunteer; devoted to the promotion of Revivals, Evangelical Doctrines, and Congregationalism.
The Volunteer; devoted to the promotion of Revivals, Evangelical Doctrines, and Congregationalism.
The Volunteer; devoted to the promotion of Revivals, Evangelical Doctrines, and Congregationalism.
The Volunteer; devoted to the promotion of Revivals, Evangelical Doctrines, and Congregationalism.

The Volunteer; devoted to the promotion of Revivals, Evangelical Doctrines, and Congregationalism.

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Rand, Asa. The Volunteer; devoted to the promotion of Revivals, Evangelical Doctrines, and Congregationalism. Vol. I. & II. 1832 & 1833. Boston: William Hyde & Co., 1832 - 1833. First Edition. Volume II. imprint is Lowell, Ms.: Rand & Southmayd, Booksellers.

Very good leather binding with red leather spine title label and gilt rules to spine, label reads "The Volluntere" [sic]. 5 1/2 x 9 inches, (iv.), 380, (iv.), 384 pp., light foxing, tight. Bradford Bush's copy, with his signature on the ffep. Very good.   [3767] 

Volume I. is August, 1831-July, 1832. Vol. II. is August, 1832-July, 1833. This is the complete run of this short-lived periodical. We find no other copies for sale (Oct. 2019). WorldCat lists only one holding, at Columbia University.

No. 4442 in Roberts, Revival Literature: An Annotated Bibliography. He has two holdings listed, one at Union Theological Seminary, New York, and one at Hartford Seminary, Connecticut.

Articles pertaining to Revivals include Dr. Woods on the Ability of Sinners; Conversion, the Work of God; Abstract of Finney's Sermon; Strictures on Finney's Sermon; Vindication of Strictures on Finney's Sermon; Directions to Inquirers; Offensive doctrines in times of Revival; Protracted Meetings; Prevalence of New Doctrine; Remarkable conversion; Phenomena attending Revivals; Revival responsibilities of this generation; Revival in the Geneva Presbytery; "Revival Men"; Vindication of "New Divinity Tried," Weeks' Letter on Protracted Meetings; Alarms about Revivals; Awakening to the Churches; Does the ends justify the means?; Instruction to Inquirers; Meetings for Inquiry; Present Age of Revivals; Revival Tract Society; Dr. Miller on Revivals; and What is a Revival?

Asa Rand (1783-1871), a native of New Hampshire, he graduated at Dartmouth (1806), was for a brief time a private tutor, and studied theology with Rev. Dr. Bruton of Thetford.  He was the Congregational minister at Gotham, Me. For thirteen years. Poor health led him to relinquish the ministry, and Rand took up editing and publishing – The Christian Mirror, the Recorder, and the Youth’s Companion – among others. In 1833 he established a book store and printing office at Lowell, Mass., where he published the Observer. Rev. Rand was an anti-slavery lecturer. He later was pastor of churches at Pompey and at Peterboro’, New York. Peterboro’ was the home of the celebrated abolitionist Gerritt Smith.

Rand was an early critic of Charles G. Finney and his “New Measures.” He published his views in the rare and short-lived periodical, The Volunteer: devoted to the promotion of Revivals, Evangelical Doctrines, and Congregationalism.