CWR Assignment 2 evangel vs reform

CWR Assignment 2 evangel vs reform - Sarah Benton Civil War...

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Sarah Benton Assignment #3 In the 1830s and 1840s, there was an influx of social awareness in America. The introduction of a solid middle class allowed for more free time and education, which led to a more informed public. These people had the time and resources to dedicate time to helping others, as opposed to just focusing on their own lives. Movements such as temperance, rehabilitation and education became big during the first and second Great Awakenings, while the previous evangelistic beliefs preached for a less progressive approach. Evangelical Protestantism had been the mainstay belief since the induction of the country, but in the mid-1800s, the United States was moving from a religiously moral mindset to a progressive one. Evangelical Protestantism, while mainly based on moral and ethical beliefs, was not as radical as the progressivism that came out of the 2 nd Great Awakening. Religious zealot Charles Grandson Finney led part of the revolution for morality. Finney’s form of proselytizing led to many converts and his meetings eventually attracted over 100,000
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