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Life of Charles G. Finney

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The Life of Charles G. Finney by Aaron Merritt Hills is a thorough and insightful biography of one of the most influential figures in American religious history. Finney's story is one of remarkable transformation, as he transitioned from a skeptical young attorney to a passionate preacher and leading figure in the Second Great Awakening.

Hills does an excellent job of exploring the various facets of Finney's life, from his early years studying law to his dramatic conversion experience and subsequent career as a preacher. The author delves into Finney's theology and methodology, shedding light on his innovative approaches to evangelism and ministry.

One of the most intriguing aspects of the book is its examination of Finney's impact on American society. Hills shows how Finney's preaching and activism played a key role in shaping social movements such as abolitionism and temperance, highlighting the profound influence he had on the moral and spiritual landscape of his time.

Overall, The Life of Charles G. Finney is a well-researched and engaging portrait of a key figure in American religious history. Hills' writing is clear and engaging, making this biography an excellent resource for anyone interested in the life and legacy of Charles G. Finney.

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A.M. Hills, theologian and preacher in the Wesleyan holiness tradition, gives us a detailed biography of Charles G. Finney, one of the most influential revivalists of the nineteenth century. Charles G. Finney was a key figure in initiating the Second Great Awakening in the United States. His preaching was passionate an powerful and his very presence would often bring conviction on those around him. Although his background was Baptist and Presbyterian, he vigorously promoted the doctrine of entire sanctification and the infilling of the Holy Spirit. Finney also left his mark on education as president of Oberlin College in Ohio. - Summary by Larry Wilson

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