Influence Of The Great Awakening And The Second Great Awakening

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The first Great Awakening and the Second Great Awakening were a really important factor in the way it helped shaped christian thinking and ideas by the fierce movement It created. Each Awakening had leaders who were notable in history, with George Whitefield and Jonathan Edwards being two of the most important and crucial names associated with the First Great Awakening and Nathaniel Taylor and Charles Finney in the Second Great Awakening. The religious excitement that was the Second Great Awakening created a positive impact in the US, emphasizing the democratization of American Protestantism as well as removing barriers of race, class, gender, and age. The Second Great Awakening leveled church hierarchies, provided African slaves with …show more content…
It placed less importance in the church and instead placed a higher significance on the individual and their spiritual experience. The glorious revolution of 1688 put a stop to religious and political fighting in england, by this happening it brought forth the church of england which put all the other religions behind them. This caused people to practice the same religion which lead people feeling further and further away from god. The great awakening acted like for the american revolution. After the colonist of america realized that the had the willpower to control their religion they saw that they also had the power to change other aspects of their life
George Whitefield was a minister from britain. He was also an English Anglican priest who helped spread the word of Great Awakening in Britain, and especially in the American colonies. He was one of the founders of Methodism and of the evangelical movement.
Jonathan Edward was a Christian preacher and theologian. Edward is know to be America's most important and greatest philosophical theologian, and one of America's best intellectuals. Edwards's theological work is broad, but he is often was know for
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The age of reform had just started and various new ideas and religions were being spreaded in a time period where people were losing faith in religion the second great awakening sparked the message that people could control their fate. The middle class and the up class thought that they should be examples for the ill behaved. Slavery temperance women's rights prison reform industry and public schools were also affected by The second great awakening
Nathaniel William Taylor, was an american theologian and educator. He was also a persuasive protestant theologian of the 19th century whose major contribution to the christian faith was taylorism. Taylorism was made to modify strict calvinism. It played an important role in fortifying congregationalism in an of revivalism.
Charles Grandison Finney was an American Presbyterian minister and leader in the Second Great Awakening in the north american colonies. He has been called The Father of Modern Revivalism. Finney was best known as an revivalist during the period in upstate New York and Manhattan, he also promoted Christian perfectionism, and he was a religious

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