Issue 20 Charles Grandison Finney

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From the Editor: Maker of Modern Revivalism

Introducing this issue on Charles Finney.

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Charles Grandison Finney: Did You Know?

Fascinating facts about Finney and his times.

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Charles Grandison Finney: Father of American Revivalism

Like him or loath him, no one can deny Finney’s influence on revival thinking.

James E. Johnson

Another Winter in Boston

Personal reflections, in Finney’s own words, about, among other things, his relationship with God, his baptism in the Holy Ghost, Heaven & Hell, perfect peace & blessedness, and his inward struggles with the death of his first wife.

Charles G. Finney

Pastoral Guidance for Far-from-Perfect Young Ministers

Finney's advice to would-be pastors

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Some Places and Dates of Finney’s Revivals & Travels

Chronology of selected travels and revivals in the life of Finney.

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Charles Grandison Finney: A Gallery

A gallery of critics, friends, sweethearts, and acquaintances.

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A Glossary of Terms

Theological and other terms commonly used in Charles Finney’s circle.

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Charles Grandison Finney: Christian History Timeline

Finney timeline set against the backdrop of 19th century America and the world.

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Sailing for the Kingdom of God

Finney and 19th-century trans-atlantic revivalism.

Garth Rosell

The Blessing of Abraham

Timothy L. Smith

Finney on Romans 7:14–24

What delusion did he see in a Calvinist reading of Romans 7.

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God’s College and Radical Change

Something was different about Oberlin College.

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The Making of a Revivalist

Finney and the heritage of Edwards.

Allen C. Gueizo

From the Archives: Lectures on Revivals of Religion (1835)

Finney’ Revival Lectures were extremely popular, and had a great influence on subsequent ideas and practices concerning evangelism, especially in its appeal to methods, and by its insistence on the necessity of personal evangelism— lay witnessing— by all Christians.

Charles FInney

From the Archives: Lectures on Systematic Theology

Finney’s system was based upon the premise of the complete freedom of the human will and the moral responsibility that involves.

Charles G. Finney

From the Archives: The Oberlin Evangelist, 16 December 1840

A controversial statement from Finney.

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Charles Grandison Finney: Recommended Resources

Resources for further research on Charles Finney.

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The Best Seats in the House

Pew for rent...

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