Seasons of Refreshing

Evangelism and Revivals in America

By Keith J. Hardman

Foreword by Luis Palau

Seasons of Refreshing

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  • ISBN: 9781597525121
  • Pages: 304
  • Publication Date: 3/1/2006
  • Retail Price: $31.00
Web Price: $24.80
Web Price: $24.80

Seasons of Refreshing

Evangelism and Revivals in America

By Keith J. Hardman

Foreword by Luis Palau

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781597525121
  • Pages: 304
  • Publication Date: 3/1/2006
  • Retail Price: $31.00
Web Price: $24.80

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Now at last, a full-length treatment of revivals in America from the earliest settlement to the present. Instead of focusing narrowly on an isolated period or specific evangelist, 'Seasons of Refreshing' traces the entire development of modern mass evangelism and the spiritual awakenings associated with it.

After a brief review of the church's growth from Pentecost to the Puritans, the author leads us on an "errand in the wilderness" and examines the early "harvests" under Stoddard. Frelinghuysen, Edwards, Whitefield and the Wesleys, Finney, Moody, Sunday --all forming an unbroken chain leading up to the present activities of Billy Graham and Luis Palau.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"'Seasons of Refreshing' has radically changed my understanding of the relationship of evangelism to the revival of believers. It ought to be required in every Bible college and seminary. A most significant book!"

--C. Gordon Olson, author of 'Getting the Gospel Right '

"Surprisingly few authors have ever attempted to tell the story of American revivals in a single, interconnected narrative. Keith Hardman's 'Season of Refreshing'--now in an updated version--is the only recent work on American revivals that covers the entire development from the eighteenth century to the twenty-first century. This readable and well-researched volume shows why revivals have been both influential and controversial in the Christian churches for the last three centuries. It serves as an excellent first book on revivals and revivalism."

--Michael J. McClymond, Clarence Louis and Helen Irene Steber Chair, Department of Theological Studies, Saint Louis University; editor of 'Encyclopedia of Religious Revivals in American' (2006)

"Keith Hardman's 'Seasons of Refreshing' has already been the best one-volume treatment of American religious awakenings and revivals. Now with its republication, it can resume its place as a handbook for pastors and church leaders, and a textbook for college students. Those who want to know more about this vital aspect of American Christianity will find it in 'Seasons', a judicious guide, assembled on the basis of wide reading. The updated version also brings us to our own decade."

--Kenneth J. Stewart, Professor of Theological Studies, Covenant College, Georgia

Contributors-

Keith J. Hardman
Luis Palau

Bio(s)-

Keith J. Hardman, Professor of Philosophy and Religion Emeritus at Ursinus College, is a recognized authority on mass evangelism and awakenings in North America. In addition to writing the issue of 'Christian History' magazine devoted to this topic, he is the author of the definitive biography 'Charles Grandison Finney, 1792-1875: Revivalist and Reformer' and 'Issues in American Christianity'.

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