Item description for The Original Memoirs of Charles G. Finney by Garth M. Rosell & Richard Dupuis...
Overview The complete and restored text of The Memoirs of Charles G. Finney available to lay readers for the first time without the scholarly schemata.
Publishers Description In 1989, the first complete, restored text of revivalist Charles Finney s memoirs was published by Zondervan. Until then, all editions had reflected editorial liberties introduced in the first 19th-century publication, edited after Finney s death. The restored text---the culmination of over ten years of research by editors Garth Rosell and Richard Dupuis---brought to light Finney s entire memoirs in their original language. Longstanding omissions and inaccuracies were corrected. Comprehensive annotations supplied detailed, phrase-by-phrase and even word-by-word explanations. The 1989 edition was a scholar s and historian s delight. However, the average reader who simply wants to read what Finney wrote doesn t need the scholarly minutiae. This new edition provides the complete, restored text of Finney s memoirs with no unnecessary details to obstruct a straightforward read. In bold, untouched language, Finney s thoughts march across the page with fascinating clarity and cohesiveness. For students of revival or anyone interested in the life of one of America s foremost evangelists, here in his own words is Charles Finney: his life, his thoughts, his struggles and accomplishments, and his abiding love for God and enduring commitment to the gospel of Christ."
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.61" Width: 5.45" Height: 1.23" Weight: 0.9 lbs.
Release Date Oct 13, 2002
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
ISBN 0310243351 ISBN13 9780310243359 UPC 025986243357
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More About Garth M. Rosell & Richard Dupuis
Garth M. Rosell (PhD, University of Minnesota) is professor of church history at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, where he has taught since 1978, and former director of the Ockenga Institute. His books include "The Memoirs of Charles G. Finney" (coedited with R. A. G. Dupuis) and "Commending the Faith: The Preaching of D. L. Moody."
Garth M. Rosell currently resides in the state of Minnesota.
Reviews - What do customers think about Original Memoirs Of Charles G Finney?
even better Jul 1, 2009
I read Finney's Autobiography in missionary school 30 odd years ago. I liked it but I am enjoying the Origional Memoirs even more. I think it is more complete as claimed (it was over 30 years ago). Certainly it is easier to read. I cannot help but be moved in my spirit on nearly every page. Not only inspirational, but fun. Perhaps I am finding more to like through personal experience on the mission field, or perhaps because I am reading it by my own choice and not as a school assignment. Either way, I love this book, and cannot recommend it enough. It details not just the fun things that happened during his revivals, but gives plenty of advice and good theology. His main keys were following the leading of the Holy Spirit, spontinaity, massive amounts of prayer and ignoring all of the experts on the subject (who don't seem to have had any converts).
Finney's Memoirs Jan 29, 2006
Finney's biography can be most appreciated if one has first digested Finney's Systematic Theology. Apart from that framework the reader may not grasp the significance of many of his personal struggles. Finney was a Revivalist and staunchly anti-Calvinistic (anti-determinist).
Excellent! Jun 4, 2005
In 1989, Garth M. Rosell & Richard A.G. Dupuis released "The Memoirs of Charles G. Finney: The Complete Restored Text," a 700+ page hardback of Finney's Memoirs, filled with footnotes and stories that showed more about Finney and his contempories than the Memoirs ever had before. Not only that, the two editors had filled in the formerly deleted pieces of the tex from the Memoirs' original manuscript.
Now, "The Original Memoirs" has been released, keeping the completely restored text, but removing the footnotes to make for a fast, fascinating read.
Read Finney's accounts of the revivals in New York, Delaware, Massachusetts, Michigan, and England. See God at work before Finney ever arrived in a city. See how God moved as Finney preached the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Let these accounts of revival stir your spirit to pray for another general awakening in the United States, one that will transform the moral climate of the nation.