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Reminder - History Matters series: Sarah Osborn's World
There is still time to let us know if you'll be joining us for this week's free lunchtime discussion.
The Rise of Evangelical Christianity in Early AmericaSarah Osborn's World: The Rise of Evangelical Christianity in Early America.
Sarah Osborn was a schoolteacher, a wife, and a mother, who led a remarkable revival in 1760s Rhode Island that brought hundreds of people, including many slaves, to her house each week. Her extensive written record — encompassing issues ranging from the desire to be "born again" to a suspicion of capitalism — provides a unique vantage point from which to view the emergence of evangelicalism. Brekus sets Sarah Osborn's experience in the context of her revivalist era and expands our understanding of the birth of the evangelical movement — a movement that transformed Protestantism in the decades before the American Revolution.
Dr. Brekus's book Sarah Osborn's World is available for borrowing to members of the Congregational Library and Archives.
Wednesday, January 14th (snow date January 21st)
noon - 1:00 pm