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Unformatted text preview: (1703-1758) Pastor at Congregational Church, Northampton, MA Led 1730s-40s revival Stressed conversion, God's sovereignty, predestination (Calvinist) George Whitefield (1714-1770) Church of England minister Influenced by Methodism Famous preaching tours throughout American colonies Known for his drama, booming voice "First intercolonial celebrity"? Consequences of Great Awakening Birth of "evangelical movement in N. America Renewed emphasis on conversion Democratization of religious practice Emphasis on the individual Emphasis on education: Princeton, Brown, Dartmouth, UPenn, and UNC Widespread conversion of African Americans to evangelical Christianity Creation of a colony(ies)-wide culture ("dress rehearsal" for revolution?) Scholarly disagreement as to whether there was/ was not a FGA? What is valuable about this idea of FGA?...
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- Spring '08