Issue 591 – Faith and Prayer History

A great and earnest concern about the great things of religion, and the eternal world, became universal in all parts of the town, and among persons of all degrees, and all ages; the noise amongst the dry bones waxed louder and louder… Religion was with all sorts the great concern, and the world was a thing only by the bye. The only thing in their view was to get the kingdom of heaven, and every one appeared pressing into it: The engagedness of their hearts in this great concern could not be hid; it appeared in their very countenances.

– Jonathan Edwards, President of Princeton University, on the “Great Awakening,” March 1736   

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