1833 WILLIAM TENNENT. Life of Great Awakening Preacher, William Tennent. Trances & Visions, &c.
1833 WILLIAM TENNENT. Life of Great Awakening Preacher, William Tennent. Trances & Visions, &c.

1833 WILLIAM TENNENT. Life of Great Awakening Preacher, William Tennent. Trances & Visions, &c.

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A very desirable early biography of Great Awakening revivalist, William Tennent II [1705-1777], minister in Freehold, New Jersey, and Great Awakening divine. It was his father, also William Tennent [1673-1746], who founded The Log College, hot-bed of training preachers during the Great Awakening, and predecessor to Princeton University. 

Superb content on the Great Awakening proper, revivalist ministry in the colonial era, and the most extensive account of his "three-day trance," where he was thought dead for a time, and prepared for burial. Records are mixed in whether they considered this a trance or a resurrection, but either way it was hailed as a great miracle and of significance. 

Boudinot, Elias. Life of the Revl William Tennent. Late Pastor of the Presbyterian Church at Freehold, N. J. Trenton [N.J.]. Printed and Published by E. B. Adams. 1833. 78pp.

Charming little quarter calf with what is likely an early sepia ink spill at lower spine extending into block as shown. A rather tidy copy