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Unit 4: The Great Awakening Lecture Outline 1. Old Wine in New Casks: The Oratory of Jonathan Edwards 2. Evangelicalism: Fresh Faiths and New Promises 3. The Promise of a New Social Order 4. Opposition to the Great Awakening 5. Legacies of the Great Awakening Copies of this Powerpoint file will be available for download from the course website after class
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Definition: First Great Awakening A revitalization of religious piety that swept through the American colonies between the 1730s and 1770s Associated with the Baptists and the Methodists and with charismatic, emotional preaching [The Second Great Awakening was during the 1830s]
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The Great Awakening 1. Old Wine in New Casks: The Oratory of Jonathan Edwards
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Official Religions (Established Churches) Those encouraged or supported by the local or colonial governments of a particular colony New England: Puritanism (Congregationalism) Pennsylvania: Quakerism (Society of Friends) Virginia: Anglicanism (Church of England)
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The Problems of Established Churches In the South, Anglicanism was having trouble reaching settlers in remote areas In New England, the exacting requirements of church membership were turning youngsters away from the Puritan Church. By the end of the 17th century, the majority of New England’s population were not full church members.
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Jonathan Edwards (1703-1771), a Yale-educated, Puritan minister and preacher of the dramatic sermon Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God. In 1735, his church in Northampton, Massachusetts, had one of the first revivals of the Great Awakening
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Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God (1741) “Your wickedness makes you heavy as lead, and to tend downwards with great weight and pressure towards hell; and if God should let you go, you would immediately...
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