This book was originally written in 1910 and consisted of four Chapters on the Cane Ridge Meeting-house, then ten Chapters being Barton W. Stone's autobiography and a final chapter, a sketch of David Purviance, by William Rogers.We considered the reproduction of the physical history and details of the Cane Ridge building unnecessary and omitted the first three Chapters. The final chapter on David Purviance is also considered of little consequence and has been omitted.
The Kentucky Revival of 1801 really began in 1800 when camp meetings were held in Logan County. A camp meeting was scheduled in Cane Ridge later the same year and this venue subsequently became the centre of the revival. The meetings often witnessed scenes of astounding manifestations. Shaking, jerking, shouting and catatonic (death-like) states were common. Laughter, barking like dogs and convulsions often preceded great conviction and conversion. Barton Stone was at the centre of the revival and, with a few others formed a new Christian movement known simply as as 'Christians.'
Format: Completely re-typed, original pagination, Word.doc, 153pp