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Contents

CHAPTER IV

EDWARDS
By Paul Elmer More, A.M., LL.D., Formerly Editor of The Nation. PAGE
Edwards's Early Years. His Marriage. His Journal. His Love of God. His Preaching. The Great Awakening. Narrative of Surprising Conversions. Thoughts on the Revival of Religion. Marks of a Work of the True Spirit. Treatise Concerning Religious Affections. The Quarrel with the Northampton Congregation. Stockbridge. President of the College of New Jersey. Death. The Relations of Edwards to the Deistic Controversy. The Freedom of the Will. 57


CHAPTER V

PHILOSOPHERS AND DIVINES, 1720–1789
By Woodbridge Riley, Ph.D., Professor of Philosophy in Vassar College.
The Three Enemies of Orthodoxy—Rationalists, Enthusiasts, Ethical Reformers. The Whitefield Controversy. Charles Chauncy. Edward Wigglesworth. Jonathan Mayhew. Samuel Johnson. John Woolman. 73


CHAPTER VI

FRANKLIN
By Stuart P. Sherman, Ph.D., Professor of English in the University of Illinois.
Franklin's Training. His Early Years. His First Writings. Philadelphia. London. The Pennsylvania Gazette. His Public Activities. Experiments in Electricity. Missions to England. Franklin in the Revolution. Mission to France. Death. His Religion. His Morals. His Politics. His Scientific Interests. His Style. 90


CHAPTER VII

COLONIAL NEWSPAPERS AND MAGAZINES, 1704–1775
By Elizabeth Christine Cook, Ph.D., Instructor in English in Teachers College, Columbia University.
Literature in the Colonial Newspapers. The New England Courant. The New England Weekly Journal. Franklin as Journalist. Advertisements of Books. The South Carolina Gazette. The Virginia Gazette. Politics in the Later Newspapers. The Vogue of French Radicalism. The Massachusetts Spy. Magazines. The General Magazine and Historical Chronicle. The American Magazine. The Pennsylvania Magazine. The Royal American Magazine. 111