Charles G Finney

Charles Grandison Finney (1792-1875) was born in Warren, Connecticut, and attended high school in New Jersey. He taught school for eight years and then spent three years studying law in Adams, New York. A critical skeptic of religious dogma, he purchased a bible and read it for the first time after noticing the numerous citations of the Bible in law books. Following a dramatic conversion experience in 1821, he gave up the practice of law and began a preaching ministry. In 1835 he accepted a...See more