Differences Of The Enlightenment And The Great Awakening

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During the 17th century two movement occurred that affected the world in different ways. Those movements where the Enlightenment and The Great Awakening. The Enlightenment was a philosophical movement that stresses human reasoning over blind faith and or obedience. It encouraged "scientific" thinking for example Rationalism and Empiricism. On the other hand The Great Awakening was a movement to promote what the preachers called a "religion of the heart".Although it promoted two different thing both of the movement helped lead to the American Revolution, A political disorder that took place between the 1765 and 1783 during which the thirteen american colonies broke from the British Empire and formed an independent nation, which is today the …show more content…
This all led to the Revolution because it defined the way people thought about the church in England and the king. This helped spread the the idea of self-government and colonies wanting to separate from the mother country.Source three- “The Great Awakening” states that “ In one way, the Great Awakening paved the way for the American Revolution. The Awakening of more and more people to the teaching of various churches resulted in more people’s being exposed to the idea that all people were equal under God”. People who were treated the same by god or were saved if they believe in Jesus , the savior of christianity then they would be treated equally by their government. However that was not the case for the North American colonies. They were being governed by a parliament. source three states “ this was definitely not the case in the North American colonies, which were governed by a far-away parliament that was holding onto many of the social class ideas from feudalism that had formed the basis of European culture for hundreds of

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