1890 STEPHEN HIGGINSON TYNG. Biography Including Revivals, Civil War, Slavery, &c.
1890 STEPHEN HIGGINSON TYNG. Biography Including Revivals, Civil War, Slavery, &c.
1890 STEPHEN HIGGINSON TYNG. Biography Including Revivals, Civil War, Slavery, &c.

1890 STEPHEN HIGGINSON TYNG. Biography Including Revivals, Civil War, Slavery, &c.

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Wonderful and quite rare biography of Stephen Higginson Tyng [1800-1885]. He was part of an extensive evangelical Revival in the Anglican church on the heals of the Second Great Awakening, including accounts of the revival in the present volume.

Contents include material regarding: Revival [various accounts], Slavery, Death of His Son Dudley Tyng, The Jews' Society, The Slavery Question, The Negro Question, Re-Election of President Lincoln, "Shall the Sword Devour Forever; A Sermon at the Close of the War," etc., etc. 

Tyng's first son, Dudley Atkins, followed in his father's footsteps both as an Episcopal clergyman and by becoming rector of Church of the Epiphany in Philadelphia. He was an outspoken abolitionist who was ultimately ousted from that pulpit for his views. In 1857 Philadelphia was in the midst of a revival and, while visiting a barn on his property, his sleeve became caught in a piece of machinery and resulted in extensive injury. On his deathbed, he asked his father to remind the revivalist to "let us all stand up for Jesus." These parting words became the inspiration for the instantly popular new hymn, "Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus" written by family friend and Presbyterian minister George Duffield Jr.

Tyng, Charles Rockland [Comp.] Record of the Life and Work of the Rev. Stephen Higginson Tyng, D.D. and History of St. George's Church, New York. New York. E. P. Dutton & Co. 1890. 682pp.

Good + with a few small tears and through at corners on cloth. Very solid and fairly rare on the market.