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Thomas Prince Sr. a Boston pastor, on this date, 3/5/1743 published his first issue of the weekly, “The Christian History.”  By this act he and his son made history – giving Boston, no Massachusetts, no, America its first religious journal.  It also is reported to be the first evangelical American magazine.

It seems Prince may have been concerned that the “Great Awakening” was fading. 

He desired that his publication could/would document how this New England “revival” had been spread over other colonies.  Seems his goals also included a desire keep the “community from fracturing, encourage recent converts, and perhaps even prompt a few new ones.”

The Christian History magazine has inspired journalists and historians to “support the church” thorough such a means as he used.

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