Annotated Bibliography -- By: Editor
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*Ahlstrom, Sydney E. A Religious History of the American People. New Haven, Connecticut: Yale University Press, 1972. Ahlstrom, dean of modern church historians, gives a serious treatment of the Second Great Awakening. He covers American revivals very fairly.
*Alexander, Archibald. The Log College. Edinburgh: Banner of Truth, 1968 reprint. The log college became Princeton and thus had a major impact upon revival and revival ministry.
Bainton, Roland. Yale and the Ministry. New York: Harper, 1957. An important study of the college and its impact upon ministers, thus the awakening.
Blumhofer, Edith and Randall Balmer, eds. Modern Christian Revivals. Urbana, Illinois: University of Illinois Press, 1993. Contributors include noted modern historians such as Balmer, Bebbington, Boles, Carwardine, Rawlyk Blumhofer, and Harrell. An important scholarly collection.
Boles, John B. The Great Revival, 1787–1805: The Origins of the Southern Evangelical Mind. Lexington, Kentucky: University of Kentucky Press, 1972. A scholarly record of the subject with major importance for study of the revival in the South.
Burns, James. Revivals: Their Laws and Leaders. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1960. A useful, general book.
Cairns, Earle E. An Endless Line of Splendor: Revivals and Their Leaders from the Great Awakening to the Present. Wheaton: Tyndale, 1986. Now out-of-print, this book is valuable but not very carefully framed theologically.
Conkin, Paul K. Cane Ridge: America’s Pentecost. Madison,
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Wisconsin: University of Wisconsin Press, 1990. Conkin, professor of history at Vanderbilt, tells the story in detail.
*Cross, Whitney R. The Burned-over District: The Social and Intellectual History of Enthusiastic Religion in Western New York, 1800–1850. Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press, 1982. This significant book reveals the truth of what the Finney revivals actually produced in New York. Must reading for serious students of the Second Great Awakening.
Finney, Charles G. Lectures on Revivals of Religion. Ed. William G. McLoughlin, Jr. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1960. This book is extremely important if one is to understand Finney and the development of revivalism in America.
*Finney, Charles G. The Memoirs of Charles G. Finney. Ed. Garth M. Rosell and Richard A. G. Dupuis. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1989. This is the complete, restored text of...
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