10.29 The Great Revival or Second Great Awakening

10.29 The Great Revival or Second Great Awakening - Monday,...

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Monday, October 29, 2007 The Great Revival or Second Great Awakening Religion Since the Revolution o During and after the American Revolution, the focus on religious transformation dwindled Christian views were seen as widely exaggerated o Many people began to believe in Deism : they acknowledged the existence of a supreme being, but didn’t acknowledge him in the process of life o Revivals in the West and South o Series of Churches began to attract attention in Cane Ridge , Kentucky Attracted about 20,000 people Held outdoor revivals with tents People who recognized their sinfulness would cry, faint, shake, shout, etc. They were asked to come to the front and pray Gradually recovered and believed God had a hand in his or her recovering o People started to believe that it was a personal choice to become a Christian, which opposed Calvinist theory of predestination
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People started leading sober, moral, and industrious lives without sin o Began spreading throughout the United States and calmed the
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