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Religion in Early America
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European Influence -The history of American religion is deeply linked to the trends and influences of European Christianity. -Conviction, held by Protestants and Catholics alike, that uniformity of religion must exist in any given society.
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European Conflict - One true religion and that it was the duty of the civil authorities to impose it, forcibly if necessary. Protestant reformers argued for a religious and political redistribution of power into the hands of Bible and pamphlet-reading pastors and princes.
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American Awaking These differences and similarities—individual and national, linguistic and theological—became the foundation of the diverse , historically evolving experiences of religion. There are two major religious events that shape religious life in America, the first and second Great Awaking . A number of conditions in the colonies contributed to the revival: 1. an arid rationalism in New England 2. neglect of pastoral supervision in the South.
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First Great Awakening What historians call “the first Great Awakening” can best be described as a
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