Finney's autobiographical sketches of his life and ministry can be found in his Memoirs: in it he writes:
"I must commence by giving a very brief account of my birth, and early circumstances and education, my conversion to Christ, my study of theology, and my entering upon the work of the ministry. I am not about to write an autobiography, let it be remembered; and shall enter no farther into a relation of the events of my own private life than shall seem necessary to give an intelligible account of the manner in which I was led, in relation to these great movements of the church.
I was born in Warren, Litchfield county, Connecticut, August 29, 1792. When I was about two years old..."
Memorial Plaque Imbeded in Stone Monument Erected by Oberlin College
A Close Up of the Plaque
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