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  Charles Grandison Finney - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Charles Grandison Finney (1792–1875), often called "America's foremost revivalist," was a major leader of the Second Great Awakening in America that had a profound impact on the history of the United States.
Finney was known for his innovations in preaching and conducting religious meetings, such as allowing women to pray in public and the development of the "anxious bench," a place where those considering becoming Christians could come to receive prayer.
Finney was a primary influence on the "revival" style of theology which emerged in the 19th century.
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 Charles G. Finney - CHARLES GRANDISON FINNEY - Charles Finney 1792-1875   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Josiah Finney, the grandfather of Charles, was, (as the genealogical tables pretty surely indicate) the grandson of John Finney, second, who was born in Plymouth, Massachusetts, in 1638, and whose father (John), together with his mother and brother Robert, was among the early settlers of Plymouth.
Finney's conversion belongs to the same class as that of the apostle Paul, in which the inward change of character is necessarily connected with a complete transformation of the outward conduct.
Finney preached for an hour and a half upon the blessedness of the righteous, and upon the fearfulness of the award in store for the wicked; but he called for no expression of feeling, and dismissed the congregation with the announcement that he would preach again on the next evening.
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 Charles Grandison Finney
Finney was born in Litchfield county, Conn., on Aug. 27, 1792.
Finney was criticized because he emphasized the will of man in the process of regeneration and employed revival techniques that became known as "New Measures", calculated to evoke a highly emotional response.
Finney was appointed professor of theology at Oberlin College (1835), minister of the First Congregational Church at Oberlin (1837), and was named president of the college in 1852.
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 Charles Grandison Finney   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Charles Grandison Finney's life began in 1792 in the town of Warren, Connecticut.
When he was two years old, Finney's parents, like many New Englanders of their day, heeded the call of the frontier and moved to Oneida County in the wilderness of western New York.
The new measured used by Finney and his followers caused enough alarm among their more orthodox colleagues to be the subject of a convention held at New Lebanon, NY in July, 1827.
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 Critical Issues Commentary: Charles Finney’s Influence on American Evangelicalism
Finney’s Calvinistic background, that apparently had little influence on his theology, held that Adam sinned on behalf of the human race, that original sin included a "sin nature,” and that all are "by nature children of wrath” (Ephesians 2:3).
Finney’s biographers indicate that Finney came to this teaching out of his disappointment that converts of his revivals had not made the progress he expected and that the church had not prevailed in the world as he hoped.
Finney had a slightly different emphasis in that he desired to create revivals of religion, a millennial age before the return of Christ, and a Christianized society, (rather than health and wealth); but his approach was similar.
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 Charles Finney - Portraits of Great Christians - In Touch Ministries   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
In his published memoirs, Finney said he came to a point of decision—the question of his soul's salvation had to be settled before he could continue his studies.
Finney fearlessly addressed his listeners with passionate revivalism, never side-stepping the awfulness of hell and unbelief.
Finney believed that true repentance and faith in Christ—a turning away from sin and to God—were the keys to spiritual conversion.
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 Charles Finney - Theopedia
Charles G. Finney (1792-1875) often viewed as the father of modern revivalism, ministered in the wake of the "Second Awakening," as it has been called.
"Finney’s one question for any given teaching was, "Is it fit to convert sinners with?" One result of Finney’s revivalism was the division of Presbyterians in Philadelphia and New York into Arminian and Calvinistic factions.
"In Finney’s theology, God is not sovereign, man is not a sinner by nature, the atonement is not a true payment for sin, justification by imputation is insulting to reason and morality, the new birth is simply the effect of successful techniques, and revival is a natural result of clever campaigns." [3]
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 Charles G. Finney - Complete Spiritual and Academic Works and Revival History - CHARLES FINNEY 1792-1875
Charles G. Finney was born in Warren, Conn., August 29, 1792.
Finney has been one of the potent factors in producing these remarkable years.
Finney, and yet to his mind, the consequences of sin to man never appeared so appalling, as the nature and guilt of it
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 CHARLES GRANDISON FINNEY a biography by G. Frederick Wright
When the work at Rome had been in progress about a month, Finney was called to Utica to attend the funeral of a prominent elder of Rev. Mr.
The spring of the year 1826 was signalized, in the history of the First Presbyterian Church at Utica, by the advent of Rev. Charles G. Finney, then in the dawn of his career as a revivalist.
Fowler, D.D., the historian of the Synod of central New York, who was by no means in full agreement with Finney in his doctrinal views, is still constrained to speak in the highest terms of Finney's ability, piety, spirit, and success during this period.
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 Charles G. Finney (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab1.netlab.uky.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Charles Finney was born the year after Wesley died; appropriately, because the revival events of Finney's life became the link from the First Great Awakening of one century to the Second Great Awakening of the next.
Extravagant and emotional in his preaching, perhaps no other revivalist of his day was as effective and controversial as Finney.
Everywhere he went tumult followed him - it was either revival or riot - reminiscent of the power that followed the first century apostles in the Book of Acts.
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 Charles G. Finney - Spiritual and Academic Works and Revival History - CHARLES FINNEY 1792-1875   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
CHRONOLOGY OF THE LIFE OF CHARLES G., By Aaron Merritt Hills (student and professor of Oberlin) 1902.
A Vindication of the Methods and Results of Charles Finney's Ministry.
Finney spent most of the last 40 years of his life at Oberlin.
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 Charles Grandison Finney
According to his memoirs, written in 1876 while he was president of Oberlin College, Finney's domestic life did no more to promote religious feeling:
The sinner chooses to sin just as the penitent chooses to repent.
Motions were made to restrict the New School revivalists, but no definitive anti-new measures resolution was effected.
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 Faith Hall of Fame - Charles Grandison Finney
Faith Hall of Fame - Charles Grandison Finney
-- Finney's description of his filling with the Holy Spirit on the day of his conversion
Dr. Beman, however, instead of being daunted, was rather stimulated to greater zeal by this attack, for he saw that the opposition was largely based upon misapprehension, and upon loose rumors which had no good foundation.
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 Life of CHARLES G. FINNEY: PHOTOS and BIOGRAPHIES and MEMOIRS (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab1.netlab.uky.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
A unique description by Finney's oldest grandson, at the Dedication of the Finney Memorial Chapel at Oberlin College, 1908
People who knew him in his early evangelistic labors and were associated with him as Professor at Oberlin, gave their insights into what constituted Finney's personal characteristics and power.
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