1858 GARDINER SPRING. Historic Revivals at New York's Famed Brick Church. Rare!
1858 GARDINER SPRING. Historic Revivals at New York's Famed Brick Church. Rare!
1858 GARDINER SPRING. Historic Revivals at New York's Famed Brick Church. Rare!
1858 GARDINER SPRING. Historic Revivals at New York's Famed Brick Church. Rare!

1858 GARDINER SPRING. Historic Revivals at New York's Famed Brick Church. Rare!

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Not pristine, but a very rare set of two historical sermons, or discourses, delivered by Gardiner Spring, pastor of the Brick Presbyterian Church in New York. He had long been its pastor, and it had seen numerous seasons of revival, ranging from the Second Great Awakening through to the Finney-Nettleton Revivals, and into the then-happening Prayer Revival begun at Fulton Street, also in New York.

Spring, a natural conservative, invited Finney to the Brick Church. It didn't go well. Finney's claims of the "prayer of faith's" ability to garner automatic and specific results didn't settle well with an old revivalist, but of the Calvinist school. Spring was more Edwards and Nettleton than Wesley.

Fascinating discourses.

Spring, Gardiner. The Old and the New Church. Two Discourses: The First Delivered on the 25th of May, 1856, as the Closing Sermon in the Old Brick Church in Beekman Street: The Last on the 31st of October, 1858, at the Dedication of the New Brick Church on Murray Hill. New York. M. W. Dodd. 1858. First Edition. 64pp.

Solid but ex library with losses to cloth, interior stamps, and other misc. library markings. Textually generally clean save mark shown in images. Rare.