Nearly everywhere Charles G. Finney (1792-1875) preached, revival broke out. A brilliant lawyer who turned to preaching after an emotional conversion in his late twenties, Finney was used mightily by God in America's "Second Great Awakening." Thousands of people accepted Christ during Finney's eight-year revival tour of New York, New England, and the mid-Atlantic states. It has been said that Finney's preaching altered the course of American history; whether or not that claim is exaggerated, it is certain that he had a tremendous impact on his age.
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