Mark Rogers (TEDS) in the “New Directions in Edwards Studies” lecture series

Title: “An Edwardsian Second Great Awakening?: The Revival Ministry of Edward Dorr Griffin”

Where: Hinkson Hall on the campus of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

An Edwardsian Second Great Awakening?: The Revival Ministry of Edward Dorr Griffin

The First and Second Great Awakenings are commonly contrasted, pitting Jonathan Edwards’ revival leadership and theology against that of frontier camp meetings and Finneyite New Measures. In this story of contrast and discontinuity, Edwards’ impact on the Second Great Awakening has been neglected. As a result, Edward Dorr Griffin, one of the most prominent and influential leaders of the Second Awakening has been forgotten. This lecture will outline Griffin’s revival leadership and demonstrate the ways in which Jonathan Edwards shaped his ministry, the revivals he led, and large portions of the Second Great Awakening.

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