This stirring account by Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758) of the religious revival that took place in Northampton, Massachusetts in the 1730s, is well-known. Here he shows the background to the awakening before focusing on the way in which saving grace was manifested in the many individuals who were saved, illustrating this with two specific cases. Finally, he suggests reasons for the decline in the rate of conversions.
Renowned as a profound theologian, Edwards' heart as a gospel preaching pastor is very evident. Ministers will be inspired to see this historical instance of the compatibility of fervent gospel proclamation and sovereign grace theology. Pastoral insights abound in the analysis of the struggles of seeking souls.