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E 316K - Masterworks of American Literature 3: Building the American Nation > Key Terms The Great Awakening - The Great Awakening was a religious revival in American religious history. There were three--some say four--such periods of fervor, each characterized by widespread revivals led by evangelical Protestant ministers, a sharp increase in interest in religion, a profound sense of conviction and redemption on the part of those affected, a jump in evangelical church membership, and the formation of new religious movements and denominations. After a generation or so, the fervor calmed and faded away. The Enlightenment - The Age of Enlightenment (or simply the Enlightenment ) is the era in Western philosophy and intellectual, scientific and cultural life, centered upon the eighteenth century, in which reason was advocated as the primary source for legitimacy and authority . tabula rasa - Tabula rasa ( Latin : blank slate ) is the epistemological thesis that individuals are born without built-in mental content and that their knowledge comes from experience and perception. Generally proponents of the tabula rasa thesis favour the "nurture" side of the nature versus nurture debate, when it comes to aspects of one's personality, social and emotional behaviour, and intelligence. deism - Deism (pronounced / di ˈ ː ɪ z m/ ə , US dict: dē′·ĭzm ) [1] [2] is a religious and philosophical belief that a supreme being created the universe , and that this (and religious truth in general) can be determined using reason and observation of the natural world alone, without the need for either
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This note was uploaded on 08/26/2010 for the course CH 369 taught by Professor Kbrowning during the Spring '07 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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