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Chapter 10 Shakers - 2 hostile to materialism...

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I. Shakers A. Name derived from their convulsive religious dance B. Leader: Mother Ann Lee 1. 1774: emigrated to New Lebanon, NY 2. believed in: a. abstaining from sex b. the end of the world was imminent 3. got doctrine from trances & heavenly visions a. Second Coming : religious belief that Jesus would return to the earth 1. Jesus would take the form of a woman (Lee, herself) C. Artisans: furniture D. Fundamentally: 1. other-worldly : wanting to be separate from rest of the world
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Unformatted text preview: 2. hostile to materialism: preoccupation & dependence on material & worldly objects E. 1790s: religious revival 1. missionaries took converts whose traditional religious views were loosened F. 2 nd quarter of 1800s (1825-1850): 6,000 in 8 states G. Lived apart from society, like Mormons H. Outweighed by evangelicals who encouraged assimilation into society 1. after 1860: Shaker religion died almost completely...
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