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The Resource Sarah Osborn's world : the rise of evangelical Christianity in early America, Catherine A. Brekus

Sarah Osborn's world : the rise of evangelical Christianity in early America, Catherine A. Brekus

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Sarah Osborn's world : the rise of evangelical Christianity in early America
Title
Sarah Osborn's world
Title remainder
the rise of evangelical Christianity in early America
Statement of responsibility
Catherine A. Brekus
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 than two thousand additional pages she composed over the following three decades. Sarah Osborn's World is the first book to mine this remarkable woman'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 rising evangelical movement in eighteenth-century America. A schoolteacher in Rhode Island, a wife, and a mother, Sarah Osborn led a remarkable revival in the 1760s that brought hundreds of people, including many slaves, to her house each week. Her extensive written record -- encompassing issues ranging from the desire to be "born again" to a suspicion of capitalism -- 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 movement -- a movement that transformed Protestantism in the decades before the American Revolution. - Publisher
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Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brekus, Catherine A
Dewey number
  • 277.3/07092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BR1725.O7
LC item number
B74 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
New directions in narrative history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Osborn, Sarah
  • Osborn, Sarah
  • Christian biography
  • Evangelists
  • Christian women
  • Evangelical Revival
  • Evangelical Revival
  • Christian biography
  • Christian women
  • Evangelical Revival
  • Evangelists
  • Rhode Island
  • New England
  • Rhode Island
  • United States
Label
Sarah Osborn's world : the rise of evangelical Christianity in early America, Catherine A. Brekus
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away, 1744
  • No imaginary thing, 1753-1755
  • Pinching poverty, 1756-1758
  • Love thy neighbor, 1759-1763
  • Jordan overflowing, 1765-1774
  • Latter days, 1775-1787
  • Open vision, 1796
  • Protestant saint
  • Part I:
  • Memoir, 1743.
  • Never despair
  • Name of Christ
  • Afflicted low condition
  • Amazing Grace
  • Part II:
  • Diaries and letters, 1744-1796.
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xv, 432 pages
Isbn
9780300182903
Lccn
2012019515
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn785865004
  • (OCoLC)785865004
Label
Sarah Osborn's world : the rise of evangelical Christianity in early America, Catherine A. Brekus
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away, 1744
  • No imaginary thing, 1753-1755
  • Pinching poverty, 1756-1758
  • Love thy neighbor, 1759-1763
  • Jordan overflowing, 1765-1774
  • Latter days, 1775-1787
  • Open vision, 1796
  • Protestant saint
  • Part I:
  • Memoir, 1743.
  • Never despair
  • Name of Christ
  • Afflicted low condition
  • Amazing Grace
  • Part II:
  • Diaries and letters, 1744-1796.
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xv, 432 pages
Isbn
9780300182903
Lccn
2012019515
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn785865004
  • (OCoLC)785865004

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