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Finney, Charles Grandison
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1. Early Life and Conversion

Charles Grandison Finney (1792–1875), pre-Civil War American evangelist and father of modern revivalism (Revivals), was born in Warren, Connecticut, to Sylvester and Rebecca Rice Finney. Like many other New England farmers, the family migrated to New York State—to Oneida County in the Mohawk River Valley in 1794 and, when Charles was 16, north to Jefferson County. Educated in comm…

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Hambrick-Stowe, Charles E., “Finney, Charles Grandison”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 24 January 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_F126>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512



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