The Revival of 1857-58: Interpreting an American Religious Awakening
Oxford University Press, 02.07.1998 - 272 Seiten
This book provides a fresh, in-depth examination of the Revival of 1857-58, a widespread religious awakening most famous for urban prayer meetings in major metropolitan centers across the United States. Often mentioned in religious history texts and articles but overshadowed by scholarly attention to the first and second "Great Awakenings," the revival has lacked a critical, book-length analysis. This study will help to fill this gap and to place the event within the context of Protestant revival traditions in America. The Revival of 1857-58 was a multifaceted religious movement that Long suggests may have been the closest thing to a truly national revival in American history. The awakening marked the coming together of formalist and populist evangelical groups, particularly in urban areas, and helped to create the beginnings of a transdenominational religious identity among middle-class American evangelicals. Long explores the revival from various angles, emphasizing the importance of historiography and examining the way Calvinist clergy and the editors of the daily press canonized particular versions of the revival story, most notably its role in the history of great awakenings and its character as a masculine "businessmen's revival." She gives attention to grassroots perspectives on the awakening and also pursues wider social and cultural questions, including whether the revival actually affected evangelical involvement in social reform. The book combines insights from contemporary scholarship concerning revivals, women's history, and nineteenth-century mass print with extensive primary source research. The result is a clearly written study that blends careful description with nuanced analysis.
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PrayerMeetings in all parts of the land The Revival Takes Shape as History
Affording public amusement and gratifying the curiousity Revivalism in the News
The Influence of Family Church and Association Personal Perspectives on the Revival
A Desire that the ladies would keep away Gender Tensions and the Masculinization of Urban Piety
Great Revival or Great Reformation? The Privatization of Northern Revivalism
Where is the evidence of your revival of religion? Critiques of the Revivals Social Impact
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