aWAKENINGS ETC

aWAKENINGS ETC - Old Lights • Rationalists • Suspicious...

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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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This note was uploaded on 09/12/2011 for the course HISTORY 0848 taught by Professor Davidwatt during the Spring '10 term at Temple.

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