Henry Clay Fish was a Baptist clergyman. He studied at an academy, taught for two years in Massachusetts, and then entered the Union theological seminary in New York, where he was graduated in 1845. On the following day he was ordained pastor of the Baptist Church at Somerville, N. d., and remained there till January 1851, when he entered on the pastorate of the 1st Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey In 1858 the degree of D. D. was conferred upon him by the University of Rochester, N.Y. At the beginning of the civil war he actively supported the National government, spread the flag of the United States on his altar, and caused the National anthems to be sung in his Church services.
On 1 June 1864, he was drafted into the military service, and, determining at once to go to the field, he notified the officers of the Church to that effect. He was persuaded with great difficulty to relinquish his purpose, and allow a substitute to be sent in his stead. He was a man of great industry, and was actively engaged in advancing the interests of education and missions. He also did much by his writings to popularize life insurance. Beside a large number of tracts and sermons, he was the author of several books.
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Handbook of Revivals: Chapter 1 - What Is A Revival?
HANDBOOK OF REVIVALS
FOR THE USE
Henry C. Fish
MUCH of existing indifference and opposition to revivals comes from a confusion of terms. There attaches to the word revival what does not belong to it. Exception is not so much taken to that which is inherent and essential, as to that which is accidental and conti ...read
Handbook of Revivals: Chapter 2 - A Nation Founded by Faith
THE history of revivals is the history of religion.
If we consult the Bible we shall find awakenings from the earliest times. Thus, in the days of Samuel, when the people had clone evil a long time, serving Baalim, it is said, "Israel lamented after the Lord, and Samuel said, "If ye do return unto the Lord with all your hearts, and serve him onl ...read
Handbook of Revivals: Chapter 3 - A Nation Founded by Faith
No one can study the history of revivals and not be impressed with their mighty influence upon the destiny of the race. Not to speak of those of primitive times, what would have been the condition, of the world today but for the great Reformation, the spirit of which, as we have seen, was but a series of revivals of religion? And what had been the ...read
Handbook of Revivals: Chapter 4 - A Nation Founded by Faith
ARE revivals a part of God's plan? Are they ordained as one of the methods of the world's conversion? Do they enter into the economy of redemption?
For several reasons we believe this to be the case.
And first of all, because from the beginning God has wrought prominently through revivals. As we have seen in a previous chapter, the kingdom of ...read
Handbook of Revivals: Chapter 5 - A Nation Founded by Faith
OBJECTIONS to revivals are no new thing, even from the friends of godliness. The primitive awakenings encountered them; and President Edwards complained of those in his day ready to say, "There is but little sober, solid religion in this work; it is little else but flash and noise." And he asks, " Is it not a shame to New England that such a work s ...read
On Corporate and Personal Revival
Henry C. Fish was a Baptist preacher in New York and a prolific writer from the mid 1800's. Unless you like obscure books, he is totally unknown today. This extract is from his book entitled "Primitive Piety Revived, or The Aggressive Power Of The Christian Church."
And is there an imperative necessity for more singleness of aim, and trustful, ...read