"Revivals & Revivalism"

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  1. 12strings

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    Has anyone else read this book by Iain Murray?

    I'd like to hear both reformed and non-cal perspectives, if by chance any non-cals have read it?

    He makes a strong case against many of the practices of John Wesley and even more so against Charles Finney. Murray is very thorough in his citations, and makes Finney look pretty bad, but I also realize he has a bias against Arminianism.
     
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    Just a general point!

    man revival produces 'converts", and emotionalism, and for awhile 'looks good", but soon runs "out of steam", while true revival has a ongoing effect, changing the culture/climate, and familiy trees!
     
  3. Tom Butler

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    I read a borrowed copy years ago, so I googled to refresh my memory.

    The book covers the period from 1750-1858, and begins following the First Great Awakening (1735-1740).
    Here's a review of the book by Bobby Jamieson of 9Marks:
    http://gospelbbq.wordpress.com/2012/07/13/revival-and-revivalism/

    Here's an excerpt from the review:
    Here's another excerpt:
    The result, says Bobby Jamieson, was "Revivalism."

    That is, the idea that revival is worked up instead of sovereignly poured out...and can be secured through "proper" means.

    You can find Murray's book available at Amazon and other sources. It's a great read for both Cal and non-Cal.
     
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