9.19 Enlightenment and Great Awakening

9.19 Enlightenment and Great Awakening - Wednesday,...

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Wednesday, September 19, 2007 Enlightenment and Great Awakening Edwards and Franklin: Awakening and Enlightenment o In churches throughout the Connecticut Valley, Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758) delivered sermon in 1731 Talked about hypocrites who hadn’t been converted to true Christianity; talked of hell, fire and brimstone Had a very demeaning and angry tone Made a big impression; people screamed in terror o In Philadelphia, scientist, printer, and apprentice Ben Franklin (1706-1790) experimented with electricity Could produce positive and negative charges Was very successful Elected fellow of Royal Society Hero of the American Enlightenment Became legislator and statesman o Sir Isaac Newton (1643-1727) Was a professor at Cambridge and put together a math system to determine speeds of falling apples and orbits of heavenly bodies Lay out model that people that used reason and mathematics to understand God’s creations rather than mindless faith
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This note was uploaded on 03/21/2008 for the course HIST 127 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at UNC.

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