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BARTON WARREN STONE 1772-1844. 1772Born at Port Tobacco, Maryland, December 24. His mother was a member of the church of England but later became a Methodist.

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1 BARTON WARREN STONE

2 1772Born at Port Tobacco, Maryland, December 24. His mother was a member of the church of England but later became a Methodist.

3 1775 Father died. Mother moved to Virginia frontier.

4 1779. Stone witnessed some of the fighting of Revolutionary War.

5 1791Father’s estate divided and Stone decides to spend his on education to become a lawyer.

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7 Re- enactor as David Caldwell

8 Much interest among student ins religion., 30 converted by preaching of James McGready. Stone attempted to ignore. Heard William Hodge (Presbyterian) preach on the love of God and converted.

9 Stone determined to preach. He was first examined by the presbytery who gave him the topic of the “Trinity” as a sermon topic. Stone had difficulty with topic at that time and for years later. Was accepted.

10 1794 Lack of money and debts forced him to move to Georgia to live with his brother.

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12 1794 Hired by Succoth Academy. This was operated by Hope Hull, prominent Methodist preacher. The next year Stone accompanied him to Methodist conference in South Carolina in 1796, met Francs Asbury.

13 1796 Returned to North Carolina. Licensed by Orange Presbytery April 6. Made tour of North Carolina, then to Kentucky and Tennessee. Invited to preach at Cane Ridge and Concord churches.

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15 1798 Called to Transylvania Presbytery to be ordained. Stone was disturbed because he did not fully accept teaching of Westminster Confession of Faith, especially on the Trinity and predestination. He was asked, “Do you receive and adopt the Confession of Faith?” He replied, “As far as I see it consistent with the word of God.”

16 1801 Visited Logan County, Kentucky to observe sacramental meeting led by James McGready. McGready had begun preaching there in 1796 and revival was widespread by Stone returned to Cane Ridge and scheduled sacramental meeting for August at Cane Ridge. Stone married Elizabeth Campbell, July 2.

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19 1801 Cane Ridge Revival in August

20 Background 1798 Presbyterian general assembly asked a day be set aside for prayer, humiliation and fasting for the religious life on the frontier.

21 Had its beginnings in Scottish sacramental meetings. Large numbers assembled for annual event. These were intense and emotional. Preaching

22 Examination by preacher Lord’s Supper as a common meal. Greatest was at Cambuslang, Scotland present, 1700 in communion.

23 Commun- ion token and cup

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26 Revivalism begun by James McGready in Logan County, KY. Worked with three small churches. Logan county known as “Rogue’s Harbor”. He set aside part of one day a week to pray for revival. Began revivals at each congregation.

27 First camp meeting in 1800 at Red River. He was joined by William Hodge and others. Two brothers John and William McGee, one Presbyterian and other Methodist. Stone visited a meeting in Saw it as a good work, a work of Go``````````````````````````````d. ```````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` ```````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` ```````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` `````````````````````````````````````````````````

28 Stone’s struggles Desire for unity Problems with predestination. If saved by faith and God gave faith, how could God condemn one who did not have it?

29 Appeal of camp meetings See neighbors Entertainment Chance to express feelings Match making Other questionable activities.

30 Cane Ridge Revival Stone returned to Cane Ridge and Concord to tell eager listeners of experience in Logan County. Planned camp meetings. In June at Concord and August at Cane Ridge present at meeting at Concord.

31 Planning Building too small for crowds, set up tent. Preaching stands built. All invited, no matter what church belonged to. Stone’s strength was as an organizer and ability to secure cooperation.

32 The meeting Estimated present at some time during the week. As many as 150 wagons. Roads clogged with people going and coming. Some stayed as far away as Lexington.

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