Intro Religions Slide 10 Purity Balls

Intro Religions Slide 10 Purity Balls - Christianity today...

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Rise of Evangelical Christianity Second Great Awakening Context: 1790s-1840s; expansion westward; rural, uneducated Outdoor, tent revivals Charismatic leader Sudden conversions “Born again” 3 part prayer Bible passages cited (literacy increases), “return,” “true” Baptist and Methodists
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Evangelicalism in 20 th century Term ‘evangelical’ develops ευαγγελιον – good message (Gospel = gōd spell ) Context Education, religious diversity, urbanization, and technology all increase Perception of a cultural divide between secular and religious Response Resistance to cultural changes Gender, science, music Use of Bible verses Inerrant, literal Rapid growth of the movement
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Unformatted text preview: Christianity today 2.25 billion Christians worldwide Roman Catholic 1.1 billion Eastern Orthodox 900 million Protestant 600 million 40-50% Evangelical 80-100 million Evangelicals in USA Purity Ball Randy and Linda Wilson Why did they begin this ritual? Sacred texts Psalm 45, Isaiah 62, 1 Peter 3 Ephesians 5:22-33 What is purity? Example of the ritual Elements of ritual, beliefs, roles Purity Balls Who are the participants? What are they doing? Group time: What are the responses/critiques from the outside community and how do the practitioners respond? Ritual Theory review...
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This note was uploaded on 03/25/2011 for the course RELIGION 2001 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at Georgia State.

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