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11-7 trads - 11/7 Revival and Social Reform 1. Revival and...

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11/7 Revival and Social Reform 1. Revival and Social Reform -Other responses to marker revolution: -Responses to econ. And social change -Second Great Awakening: mass revival -Religion and democracy reinforced each other -Politics and salvation both accessible to the masses -Social Reform: effort to clean up American society through moral change 2. Second Great Awakening -Peaked 1820-1830s -Began 1790s, ended 1840s -Context: -Previous dip in church attendance -1800: 1 person in 15 belonged to religious organization -By 1850: 1 in 7 -Widespread movement: -Urban and Rural -White and Black -Middle and Working Classes a. Appeal of the Awakening -Liberating: people could make positive change, perfect society -People as free moral agents -Repudiated predestination: -Choose salvation over sin -Evil= result of selfish choices -Denied wealth= salvation -Job opportunities in ministry -Itinerant ministers b. Charles Grandison Finney -Lived 1792-1875 -From upstate NY -Converted 1821 -Sinners faced punishment, could be redeemed -Could change their ways -“Fires of evangelism” : West. NY. , Erie Canal c. Massive Appeal of the Revivals -Reaction to ambitions of their era
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