Autobiography of Peter Cartwright

Autobiography of Peter Cartwright Peter Cartwright September September was an American Methodist revivalist and politician in Illinois He helped start the Second Great Awakening and personally baptized twelve thousand

  • Title: Autobiography of Peter Cartwright
  • Author: Peter Cartwright Charles L. Wallis
  • ISBN: 9780687023196
  • Page: 383
  • Format: Paperback
  • Peter Cartwright September 1, 1785 September 25, 1872 was an American Methodist revivalist and politician in Illinois He helped start the Second Great Awakening and personally baptized twelve thousand converts In 1828 and again in 1832 he was elected to the lower house of the Illinois General Assembly As a Methodist Circuit Rider, Cartwright rode circuits in TennessPeter Cartwright September 1, 1785 September 25, 1872 was an American Methodist revivalist and politician in Illinois He helped start the Second Great Awakening and personally baptized twelve thousand converts In 1828 and again in 1832 he was elected to the lower house of the Illinois General Assembly As a Methodist Circuit Rider, Cartwright rode circuits in Tennessee and Kentucky.

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    1. Very interesting autobiography of one of the first circuit-riding Methodist preachers in the US during the 1800s. He was quick with his wit, his scripture, and his fists when circumstances called for it. He tells of the difficulties getting from appointment to appointment, sleeping on the ground, or in a stranger's home if he could find one. Miles and miles of dirt roads, or no roads, fording swolen rivers and icy streams, for little or no money. He spent 50+ years on the circuit, and tells rous [...]

    2. So good! A wonderful glimpse of what the nature of life on the frontier was like as settlers moved into the West after the American Revolutionary War. Truly a book that allowed time-travel. Also an enlightening education on the kind of determination and commitment to the Christian faith that was required and shown by the Methodist Circuit Preachers. They served their communities in both practical and spiritual ways. In addition, having been published in 1857, the book gives a unique insight into [...]

    3. I read this (I think it was another edition) in middle school or high school. It has always stuck with me as a very engaging and spiritually edifying read. I am sure that I will reread this at some point.

    4. I read this book because Peter Cartwright is one of my ancestors. The stories of his travels and adventures are great. It's a great view into the American frontier. Sometimes the book is a bit slow when Cartwright goes too far into the politics of the church, but the book is worth reading.

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