Solomon Stoddard

Revival: The First Great Awakening (part 2)

Chelsea and I continue our series about the Christian revivals in American history. Solomon Stoddard, a fiery preacher saw several revivals in his 60 years pastoring the church at Northampton, Massachusetts, but he embraced and expanded the Half-Way Covenant. Stoddard allowed open membership and open communion. The Northampton church grew to over 600 members, but…

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