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Charles Finney Collection (6 vols.)
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Overview

No history of American Christianity can omit the life and theology of Charles Finney. He is one of the most recognized—and controversial—evangelists, theologians, and preachers of the nineteenth century, and was the strongest voice of the Second Great Awakening. He promoted spontaneous and extemporaneous preaching, emphasized authentic and emotional expressions of faith, and established the principles and practices of revival which have become commonplace in American Christianity. Finney’s name is still regularly woven into modern theological discourse, testifying to his impact on the history of American Christianity.

The 6-volume Charles Finney Collection from Logos includes all of Finney’s lectures on revivals, including his famous lecture, “How to Promote a Revival,” his Lectures on Systematic Theology and Lectures to Professing Christians, along with two volumes of his sermons. What’s more, with the power of your digital library, the entire Charles Finney Collection is fully searchable and easily accessible. Scripture references are linked to your favorite Bible translations and original texts, and important theological concepts are linked to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and the wealth of resources in your digital library.

Key Features

  • Finney’s famous lectures on revival
  • His sermons preached both in New York City and at Oberlin College
  • Finney’s autobiography

Individual Titles

Lectures on Revivals of Religion

  • Author: Charles Grandison Finney
  • Publisher: Leavitt, Lord & Co.
  • Publication Date: 1835
  • Pages: 438

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Finney’s Lectures on Revivals of Religion not only remains one of Finney’s most well-known works, but also captures the spirit of the Second Great Awakening. These lectures both reflected and shaped the sentiments of the nineteenth century church in America, and prompted not only broad acceptance and implementation, but also impassioned criticism. This volume prescribes the structure of religious revival—how to prepare for and conduct a revival—and thrusts the evangelism efforts of the church to the forefront, where they remain to this day. Finney also gave emotion a prominent place in the worship and practice of Christianity.

Lectures on Systematic Theology

  • Author: Charles Grandison Finney
  • Publisher: James M. Fitch
  • Publication Date: 1847
  • Pages: 612

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In his Lectures on Systematic Theology, Finney clarifies his theological views for both his sympathizers and his opponents, and outlines both the substance and the biblical justification for his theology. The first section of his lectures is devoted to Christian morality and ethics, which he uses as the groundwork for his doctrine of the atonement, doctrine of justification, and doctrine of sanctification. He speaks at length of the relationship between morality and holiness, with an emphasis on free will and an optimistic understanding of human moral ability. This volume also contains Finney’s lectures on Calvinism, including lengthy lectures on election, reprobation, perseverance of the saints, and divine sovereignty.

Lectures to Professing Christians

  • Author: Charles Grandison Finney
  • Publisher: Fleming H. Revell Company
  • Publication Date: 1878
  • Pages: 468

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Finney’s Lectures to Professing Christians contains twenty-five lectures delivered in New York City during 1836 and 1837. This volume includes lectures on a variety of theological and social issues, including justification and sanctification—the perennial themes in all of Finney’s works—as well as Finney’s famous lectures on Christian perfectionism and true repentance.

Memoirs of Rev. Charles G. Finney

  • Author: Charles Grandison Finney
  • Publisher: Fleming H. Revell Company
  • Publication Date: 1876
  • Pages: 477

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The autobiography of Charles Finney was published after his death at the request of his friends and family. In the Memoirs of Rev. Charles G. Finney, Finney recounts his childhood years and the story of his conversion, and includes lengthy accounts of numerous revivals in which he participated. These memoirs offer a rare window into Finney’s own theological exploration and the development of his doctrine. In a series of personal revelations, he comes to grips with his own popularity and becomes aware of his responsibility for the emergence of revivalism as one of the traits of authentic Christianity.

Sermons on Gospel Themes

  • Author: Charles Grandison Finney
  • Publisher: E. J. Goodrich
  • Publication Date: 1876
  • Pages: 417

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Charles Finney’s Sermons on Gospel Themes includes twenty-four sermons preached by Finney at Oberlin College between 1845 and 1861. These sermons integrate spiritual life with experience and emotions and emphasize a profound commitment to moral living as an evidence of faith—the hallmarks of Finney’s theology. This volume also includes sermons on conversion, Christian experience, the atonement, sin and salvation, and prayer.

Sermons on Important Subjects

  • Author: Charles Grandison Finney
  • Publisher: Thomas Tegg
  • Publication Date: 1839
  • Pages: 312

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In Sermons on Important Subjects, Finney addresses those whom he feels have misrepresented him and who have exaggerated theological claims. He clarifies, in these sermons, his theological stance against his opponents, especially on topics related to evangelism, the nature of sin, and total depravity. He also offers methods for mitigating the effects and consequences of sin in practical Christian life.

Product Details

  • Title: Charles Finney Collection (6 vols.)
  • Author: Charles Finney
  • Volumes: 6
  • Pages: 2,724

About Charles Finney

Charles Grandison Finney was born on August 29, 1792 in Litchfield, Connecticut. He studied law, but his plans were altered when he underwent a dramatic conversion experience at the age of 29. Finney later wrote of his conversation experience: “I could feel the impression, like a wave of electricity, going through and through me. Indeed it seemed to come in waves and waves of liquid love” (from Memoirs of Rev. Charles G. Finney, included in this collection).

Finney became pastor of the Free Presbyterian Chatham Street Chapel and later the Broadway Tabernacle. He spoke as a refined and expert orator and became a widely popular evangelist, organizing and preaching at numerous revivals and meetings throughout New England. He also traveled to England. As many as one million people heard Finney preach throughout his career, and many of them underwent conversion experiences. Finney also spoke at length about social issues, and became an ardent abolitionist. In 1835, Finney was appointed as a professor of theology at Oberlin College, and became its president in 1851, where he remained until 1866.

Charles Finney died on August 17, 1875.