aWAKENINGS ETC

aWAKENINGS ETC - Old Lights Rationalists Suspicious of...

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The Great Awakening Benjamin Franklin Describes  Colonial Society, 1751 The Colonies in 1755
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Great Awakening 1720 to 1760 Revivals NJ  New England   South Focus on immediate and personal religious  experience Focus on emotion and passion
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Great Awakening 1720 to 1760 Revivals NJ  New England   South Focus on immediate and personal religious  experience Focus on emotion and passion “Soul-searching” and “Awakening” sermons Preached religious redemption  Encouraged rejection of over-educated and  heartless clergy
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Jonathan Edwards Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God (1741)
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Unformatted text preview: Old Lights Rationalists Suspicious of revivals Unemotional Ordained/educated clergy New Lights Evangelicals Hold revivals Emotional Anti-clerical/anti-hierarchical Legacy of the Awakening A wide-spread framework of varying denominations that could exist harmoniously An emerging tradition of separation of church and state Legitimized religious and social diversity within local communities Fostered changes in political and moral views Injected an egalitarian strain into American society...
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