Wednesday, December 19, 2007

A Religious Concern

From a letter by Jonathan Edwards, quoting a report on the revival at the College of New Jersey, given by Aaron Burr in a letter to Edwards, February 22, 1757. Edwards’s letter was sent from Stockbridge to Rev. John Erskine of Scotland, April 12, 1757.

For near a week past, a religious concern has been universal, not one student excepted… Time must discover what genuine effects will remain. I can’t but hope a number have been enabled sincerely to give themselves to Christ. It has been remarkably carried on by the still voice of the Spirit; no boisterous methods; no special pathetic addresses to the passions.

Jonathan Edwards: Letters and Personal Writings, edited by George S. Claghorn, vol. 16 in The Works of Jonathan Edwards, Yale University Press, 1998, p. 704.

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