A first-rate ordination sermon preached at the ordination of important revivalist, Jedidiah Bushnell [1767-1846]
He was missionary with the Connecticut Missionary Society, the revivalist agency of the New England Era. He and Seth Williston were the two principal agents in what became known as the "Great Revival" of 1799 that extended over multiple communities in Western New York. Interestingly, by the time he was ordained by the Society, he and Williston were already seeing wonderful outpourings across New York and moving throughout New England.
After this period, he began to move West, reaching as far as what would become Ohio and Indiana, preaching revivals, planting churches, etc., One historian noted that perhaps no single evangelist had of the Society had more success in seeing revivals of religion.
Cyprian Strong. A Sermon, Preached at Hartford, before the Board of Trustees, of the Missionary Society, in Connecticut. At the Ordination of the Rev. Jedediah Bushnell, as a Missionary to the New Settlements; January 15th, A.D. 1800. Hartford. Hudson and Goodwin. 1800. 19pp.
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