The Eucharistic Theology of the American Holy Fairs (Paper)

  • 9780664235123
  • 6 x 9
  • 216
  • 75.00
  • Paper
  • 0664235123
  • 3/20/2011
  • In Stock
$ 39.00

Description

Sacramental occasions, or "Holy Fairs," practiced by Scots-Irish Presbyterians in mid-nineteenth-century America were intended to bring conversion to nonbelievers and spiritual renewal to baptized Christians. Kimberly Bracken Long examines the chief texts of American revivalism--sermons, devotional writings, and catechetical materials--to gain insights into the sacramental theology at work in these events, as well as into the nature of revivalism in the American Presbyterian context. She also explores several implications for twenty-first-century Reformed and Presbyterian worship.

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