Law as Gospel
Revival and Reform in the Theology of Charles G. Finney
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Publisher: Scarecrow Press
Number of Pages: 293
Width: 14.9 cm
Height: 21.5 cm
The first book-length critical study of the theology of Charles G. Finney. Trained as a legal apprentice, Finney underwent a dramatic conversion to Christianity in 1821, at the age of 29. Throughout his long subsequent career as revivalist, professor, and president of Oberlin College, he produced an innovative evangelical theology that proclaimed religious revival and social reform as the legal means for establishing God's moral government on earth.
A valuable contribution to the study of Finney and American evangelicalism...Rigorous analysis of Finney's theological works... Religious Studies Review Finney's life and work cannot be understood except in the light of his theology. David Weddle presents a complete examination of that theology in a clearly-written and relatively brief work. New York History Weddle pursues his thesis with vigor and amazing detail...Excellent for providing a clearer understanding of the mind of Charles Finney...A must for anyone interested in 19th-century revivalism in general, and Charles Grandison Finney in particular. Criswell Theological Review He gives us the most comprehensive extant analysis of the revivalist's theology...Should be extremely valuable to future historians of the revival. Journal of the Early Republic