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SecondAwakening - (“Wondrous Love” is a folk hymn Based...

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Second Awakening and Music of Praise Second Awakening (ca. 1780s-1830s). continuation of concepts from the Great Awakening: Revivalism. Conversion. Personal salvation. Reinforced by a spreading notion of social and political equality as well as expansionism. (All are equal before their Creator.) Created a sense of community that was especially welcome in rural areas. These were powerful, emotional experiences, “a profound psychological transformation that left people with a fundamentally altered sense of self, an identity as a new kind of Christian” (Donald Scott). Belief in humans’ ability to turn away from sinful action and embrace moral action. Rural camp meetings that moved west and south as the movement grew. Traveling preachers. Sometimes gathered 100s and even 1000s of people for a meeting. Singing for praise. No sense of performance for a human audience. Growth of folk hymns: sacred words added to old folk songs and / or ballads
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Unformatted text preview: (“Wondrous Love” is a folk hymn. Based on a ballad about a pirate.) Folk hymns were very present in volumes of shape-note hymns and sacred songs that were popular with revivalists and rural congregations. The practice of shape-note notation dates back to The Easy Instructor , an 1801 collection by William Little and William Smith. Two later collections, The Sacred Harp and The Southern Harmony , are extremely important, and still popular, sources of shape-note songs. Unlike the Great Awakening, the Second Awakening supported the idea that political and / or social and spirtiual activities should be related. In some senses – the development of missionary activities abroad, the founding of educational possibilities for women, the abolitionist movement – these were more social than political. But some called for “a Christian party in politics” and thought the United States should be “an evangelical Christian nation.”...
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