Lectures on Revivals of Religion

Lectures on Revivals of Religion

W. B. Sprague



418 pages, Banner of Truth , ISBN: 9780851519371 [SPRA03]

222 mm x 142 mm x 30 mm , 1 volume(s), 806g

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Reviews mostly by Dr Peter Masters

By a notable American minister who lived 1795-1876. Characterised by sanctified common sense, the author writes in a unique manner, showing for example the general characteristics of revival to be seriousness, order, simplicity, affection (or spiritual benevolence), faithful preaching, prayerfulness, personal witness, Sunday Schools, parental evangelism, and (in preaching) specific evangelistic exhortation and appeal.


  1. The nature of a revival
  2. A defence of revivals
  3. Obstacles to revivals
  4. Divine agency in revivals
  5. General means of producing and promoting revivals
  6. Treatment due to awakened sinners
  7. Treatment due to young converts
  8. Evils to be avoided in connection with revivals
  9. The results of revivals

Appendix: Letters on revivals by 19th Century evangelical leaders