Sarah Osborn's World: The Rise Of Evangelical Christianity In Early America (new Directions In Narrative History)
ISBN : 0300182902
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In 1743, sitting quietly with pen in hand, Sarah Osborn pondered how to tell the story of her life, how to make sense of both her spiritual awakening and the sudden destitution of her family. Remarkably, the memoir she created that year survives today, as do more thanÂ two thousandÂ additional pages she composed over the following three decades. Sarah Osborn's World is the first book to mine this remarkable womanâ€™s prolific personal and spiritual record. Catherine Brekus recovers the largely forgotten story of Sarah Osborn's life as one of the most charismatic female religious leaders of her time, while also connecting her captivating story to the risingÂ evangelical movement in eighteenth-century America.
A schoolteacher in Rhode Island, a wife, and a mother, Sarah OsbornÂ led a remarkable revival in the 1760s that brought hundreds of people, including many slaves, to her house each week. Her extensive written recordâ€”encompassing issues ranging from the desire to be "born again" to a suspicion of capitalismâ€”provides a unique vantage point from which to view the emergence of evangelicalism. Brekus sets Sarah Osborn's experience in the context of her revivalist era and expands our understanding of the birth of the evangelical movementâ€”a movement that transformed Protestantism in the decadesÂ before the American Revolution.
Author : Catherine A. Brekus
ISBN : 0300182902
Language : English
No of Pages : 448
Publication Date : 1/8/2013
Format/Binding : Hardcover
Book dimensions : 9.4x6.2x1.3
Book weight : 0.02
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