charles grandison finney

(August 29, 1792 – August 16, 1875)

The second great awakening

he was an American Presbyterian minister and leader in the Second Great Awakening in the United States. He has been called The Father of Modern Revivalism.

No man can possibly be benevolent or religious, to the full extent of his obligations, without concerning himself, to a greater or less extent, with the affairs of human government.

charles grandison finneys personal life

he married Lydia Root Andrews while living in Jefferson County, he married Elizabeth Ford Atkinson in Ohio. In 1865 he married Rebecca Allen Ray also in Ohio. Each of Finney's three wives accompanied him on his revival tours


Finney was most active as a revivalist 1825 in Jefferson County and for a few years in Manhattan. He was known for his preaching and organizining religious meetings. These included having women pray out loud in public meetings

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