Our own SEBTS associate professor of historical theology and Baptist studies, Nathan Finn (@nathanafinn), has written an excellent piece on Jonathan Edwards and revival over at Desiring God. Here’s an excerpt:
“Those who followed Jonathan Edwards advanced his original vision for prayer, spiritual awakening, and missionary advance. Between 1780 and 1820, entire denominations experienced revival, sound doctrine overcame soul-deadening error, numerous new benevolent ministries were launched (I have only referenced the mission societies), and English-speaking evangelicals became passionate about fulfilling the Great Commission. It could happen again.”
Read the whole thing here. It’s worth it.