Monday, January 21, 2008

The Great Awakening

One of the things that has happened as a result of researching my own family history is that I've gained a greater appreciation for events I studied in history classes of the past. One such event is The Great Awakening. I learned that one of my ancestors was converted under George Whitefield and then went on to preach in churches in upper New England himself. PhiloBiblos has a review of a new book published by Yale University Press on this significant event. The Book is entitled The Great Awakening: The Roots of Evangelical Christianity in Colonial America. Its author is Thomas Dodd.

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