The First American Evangelical: A Short Life of Cotton Mather

The First American Evangelical: A Short Life of Cotton Mather Rick Kennedy Cotton Mather (1663-1728) was America’s most famous pastor and scholar at the beginning of the eighteenth century. People today generally associate him with the infamous Salem witch trials, but in this new biography Rick Kennedy tells a bigger story: Mather, he says, was…

A Short Life of Jonathan Edwards

Marsden gives us an Edwards who illumines both American history and Christian theology, an Edwards that will appeal to readers with little or no training in either field.

Assist Me to Proclaim: The Life and Hymns of Charles Wesley

Assist Me to Proclaim: The Life and Hymns of Charles Wesley John R. Tyson Charles Wesley (1707–1788) was the cofounder of Methodism and the author of more than 9,000 hymns and sacred poems, including such favorites as “Hark! the Herald Angels Sing,” “O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing,” and “Christ the Lord Is Risen…

Charles G. Finney and the Spirit of American Evangelicalism

Charles G. Finney and the Spirit of American Evangelicalism by Charles Hambrick-Stowe Charles Grandison Finney was the foremost evangelist in the pre-Civil War United States. His revivals in the cities along the Erie Canal; his well-organized campaigns in Philadelphia, New York City, Boston, and the British Isles; his prominent pastorate at New York’s British Isles;…