HIST2111SP-Week6B

HIST2111SP-Week6B - The Ideological Origins of the American...

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The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution
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RECAP: New Light vs. Old Light 1. Followers of Whitefield and the new movement 2. Appealed to people’s emotions; vivid descriptions of hell 3. Stressed the process of a more democratic salvation open to all 4. Appealed to those on the fringes of the culture 1. Supporters of the “old” established church (such of the Dutch Reformed Church) or the Church of England 2. Proponents of a learned clergy 3. Emphasized head- knowledge on the difficult road to salvation 4. Interested in maintaining the status-quo
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RECAP: Significance of Great Awakening Reflects many of the ideas of the Puritans -- stressed inner conviction and personal belief Infused a new spirit of piety or optimism into American Christianity that countered older Calvinist traditions Established a manner of fiery evangelical preaching that found a permanent place in American life Underscored democratic tendencies in the New Testament gospels that many invoked in later years when faced with other apparent infringements of their liberties
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Review The “New Light” ministers, are represented by Edwards, Tennent and Whitefield appealed to people’s emotions with vivid descriptions of hell, but also emphasized the need for a learned, university-educated clergy. True or False?
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Review The Great Awakening was significant for all of the following reasons EXCEPT: A. Infused a new spirit of piety and optimism into American Christianity A. Underscored the need of every citizen to conform and defer to authority and their social betters, which is a key to America’s social and political stability A. Established a pattern of fiery evangelical preaching that is still part of American Christianity A. Reflected many of the ideas of the Puritans, that still resonate within certain influential segments of American society
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HIST2111SP-Week6B - The Ideological Origins of the American...

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