A Narrative of the Visit to the American Churches: By the Deputation from the Congregation Union of England & Wales - Vol. 2

A Narrative of the Visit to the American Churches: By the Deputation from the Congregation Union of England & Wales - Vol. 2

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A Narrative of the Visit to the American Churches: By the Deputation from the Congregation Union of England & Wales - Vol. 2

A Narrative of the Visit to the American Churches: By the Deputation from the Congregation Union of England & Wales - Vol. 2

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CONTENTS OF VOL. II.

LETTER XXIX.

Revivals--Explanation of the term -- Philosophy of the Subject-- Expectation excited--Circumstances favourable and Effort proportionate. -- Means employed -- Preaching -- Visitations -- Special Prayer Meetings -- Conferences. -- Great Effects produced and accounted for.--Revival in the Presbytery of Geneva p. 1

LETTER XXX.

Subject continued.--Revivals open to objection and abuse.--Effect of New Measures. -- Protracted Meetings. -- Anxious Seat. -- Evils likely to arise. -- Instances adduced. -- Letter from Dr. Beecher p. 31

LETTER XXXI.

Subject continued.--Evils attendant on approved Revivals--How qualified.--Importance of a wise Superintendence.--Fruit of Revivals.--Whether to be expected and desired in our own country--Special Circumstances demand special Means p. 51

LETTER XXXII.

Religious Opinions.--Recent Differences.--Act and Testimony.-- Review of the Subject p. 64

LETTER XXXIII.

Religious Denominations -- Presbyterians -- Congregationalists -- Unitarians.--Progress of Truth in Boston.--The Standing Order. --Half-way Covenant p. 79

LETTER XXXIV.

Subject continued.-- Baptists--Methodists--Episcopalians -- Dutch Reformed.--German Settlers.-- Romanism.--Infidelity p. 97

LETTER XXXV.

Religious Economy.--Psalmody--Preaching--Burial--Marriage.-- Government of the Churches.--Pastoral Association.--State Association p. 113

LETTER XXXVI.

Subject continued. -- Temporal Economy. -- Edifices. -- Tenure of Churches. -- Means of Support. -- Establishments. -- Voluntary Principle p. 127

LETTER XXXVII .

Religious Societies--Bible Society--American Board of Foreign Missions--Home Missionary Society--Education Society--Tract Society--Temperance Society p. 153

LETTER XXXVIII.

Education.--Collegiate Schools--Yale College. Theological College --Andover. Manual Labour Institution--Lane Seminary. List of Colleges in the United States.--Character of the Ministry p. 171

LETTER XXXIX.

Subject continued.--Common Schools. -- Massachusetts. -- Boston Schools. -- Primary School. -- Grammar School.--English High School. -- Latin School.--Support of Schools. -- Maine.--Middle States, &c.--Official Returns from the State of New York.--Pennsylvania. -- Education in the West.--Ohio.--Success of the System. --To what ascribed p. 202

LETTER XL.

Subject continued.--Female Academies.--Ipswich Female Seminary. --Albany Female Academy p. 229

LETTER XLI.

Slavery.--The legal and actual Condition of the Slave.--Internal Traffic p. 224

LETTER XLII.

Subject continued.--Colonization and Anti-Slavery Societies.--Meeting of Convention in reference to Abolition.--States independent of each other.--District of Columbia.--Cheering Indications.--Duty of America towards the African and the Indian p. 256

LETTER XLIII.

General Conclusions.--Education.--Morals.--Religious Observances. --Ministry.--Necessities of the West, and Means of Relief.-- American Character inspires hope.--Their Versatility and Tact. --Earnestness and Power of Self-devotion.--Female Excellence.-- Superior Advantages possessed by America p. 272

LETTER XLIV.

Conclusion.--Mutual Duties of England and America.--Union.-- Intercourse.--Peace.--Cooperation p. 286

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