CA 374 March 10 - Com Arts 374 3/10/11 Everybody Loves a...

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Com Arts 374 – 3/10/11 Everybody Loves a Sequel: The Second Great Awakening The Second Great Awakening, 1800 – 1840 - Religion in late 18 th century America died down, people were more concerned with surviving and building their new lives. There also were not many priests or churches. People didn’t think religion was important in their daily lives - SGA traits: emphasis on personal, experiential and emotional nature of religion - New England = Social activism, in Appalachian region the Baptists and Methodists were really strengthened - Revivalism and the Second Great Awakening o Camp Meetings Intensity – they take part in intense religious experiences (singing, public confessions, collective prayer, etc.) Conversion – remember that conversion is an experience As part of the conversion you were expected to try to convert others Evangelical Evangaliscalism – emphasis on personal religious experience. A biblically oriented faith. Charles Grandison Finney
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