Great Awakening Beliefs

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The Great Awakening began around the 1730s continued through the 1740s, which was also considered the peak of the Great Awakening. The first Great Awakening in America caused a tremendous religious up roar among the colonies. After the Awakening occurred many thought of it as the event that shocked colonist and awoke their religious relationships. However, many believe it did more than just awake the religiously asleep it was also thought to have awoken the agricultural, economical, cultural, and political aspects of Americans. There were hundreds of lives that took a drastic turn once awoken in the sermons of the numerous preachers that decided to take a stance for the Bible. The Great Awakening was not the only revival going on during this …show more content…
The first one we will talk about is Jonathan Edwards an orthodox Puritan deeply concerned about the state of egocentricity that people were having. “He spoke with such fury and conviction that people flocked to listen.” (ushistory.org). He is most recognized for having one of the most powerful preaching’s by the name of “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God.”. Edwards shared this message with such passion and argument that he was able to convert the hearts of so many. He was sometimes pointed out as too emotional thus thought to not have credibility about being rational. The next powerful preacher was the founder of Methodism George Whitefield. Whitefield along with fellow bothers in the faith John and Charles Wesley were all founders of the religion of Methodism, a religion salvation is reached through faith not works. Whitfield came from Britain after being trained under the Wesley brothers. George Whitefield was one of the most moving preachers when he would preach crowds of thousands would form. “An actor by training, he would shout the word of God, weep with sorrow, and tremble with passion as he delivered his sermons.” (ushistory.org). George was capable of moving the heart of any human being no matter the race, ethnicity, or upbringing. Finally, John and Charles Wesley brothers who did not set out to form their own religion …show more content…
Many have asked whether this event really made a difference or if it was just another religious event. I understand were some might view it as a religious bore, but if studied correctly its impact on our ancestors was not just emotional. It also created new opportunities for the colonists as well as motived many to learn and go beyond what they were expected. It also had a political effect on the nation with found fathers included. It also taught many to be initiative making some possible inventors, and to stop following and start leading such as possible presidents or mayors. There have been more Great Awakenings throughout history which goes to show the need more spiritual activity and renovation. The thing is that the Great Awakening awoke our ancestors spiritually and mental, and there awakening continuous to affect us today. This is just another example of how history is more than what happened in our past, but it’s also about how our past continues to affect our

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