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The Lives of David Brainerd: The Making of an American Evangelical Icon

John A Grigg


David Brainerd is one of the more recognizable names in the history of colonial America both to those inside the academy and to the general public. Much of his reputation is based on the picture constructed by Jonathan Edwards in his bestselling Life of Brainerd. This new biography seeks to restore Brainerd to the context of the culture in which he lived. Combining archival research with the most recent scholarship on the Great Awakening and Indian missions, the book argues that Brainerd's work among the Indians resulted from his determination to combine two major parts of his life experience. ... More

Keywords: David Brainerd, Native Americans, missions, Great Awakening, Jonathan Edwards, John Wesley, revival, itinerant, conversion, preach

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780195372373
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372373.001.1


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John A Grigg, author
University of Nebraska-Omaha
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