The Revival of 1857-58: Interpreting an American Religious Awakening

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Contents
Introduction3
ONE
"Prayer-Meetings . . . in all parts of the land": The Revival Takes Shape as History
11
TWO
"Affording public amusement . . . [and] gratifying the curiousity": Revivalism in the News
26
THREE
The Influence of Family, Church, and Association: Personal Perspectives on the Revival
46
FOUR
A "Desire . . . that the ladies would keep away": Gender Tensions and the Masculinization of Urban Piety
68
FIVE
"Great Revival" or "Great Reformation"? The Privatization of Northern Revivalism
93
SIX
"Where is the evidence of your revival of religion?" Critiques of the Revival's Social Impact
110
SEVEN
Legacies of 1857-58: D. L. Moody and the "Revival Generation"
127
Appendix A: Chronology of Selected Dates and Events137
Appendix B: Membership Statistics and Church Growth Rates, 1853-61144
Notes151
Selected Bibliography221
Index241
Photo gallery follows page92

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