The Preacher of New Haven A Goal for a Moral Revival

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Michael Bustin 2/26/10 REL 101 BA The Preacher of New Haven: A Goal for a Moral Revival In a church in New Haven, Connecticut, Timothy Dwight gave a sermon to his congregation about his goals to bring up a moral revival. Taking place during America’s Second Great Awakening, Timothy Dwight wanted to raise the conscientious of his congregation and all Protestants of the evils that were leaking in to the population’s moral fibers. During his sermon he emphasized the leakage of evil into the moral fibers of the American people and his plans to eradicate the problem entirely. Timothy Dwight was born in 1752 and was the grandson of the important religious figure of the First Great Awakening, Jonathan Edwards. After becoming sick at the age 19 and impairment of his vision, Timothy Dwight was “resolved to enter the ministry” (Dwight 529) 1 . After becoming licensed to preach and a stint as being a pastor at a church in Greenfield Hill, Connecticut, Dwight became the president of Yale 1 . At the same time as being the president of the university, Dwight also became the pastor at the college’s church, and began to preach his
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This note was uploaded on 09/20/2011 for the course REL 101 taught by Professor Williams during the Spring '10 term at Miami University.

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