The Enlightenment And The Great Awakening Essay

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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 United States of America.
The Enlightenment was a movement in Europe that led to a whole new world view. It was also a direct product of the Scientific Revolution in which they convinced many European thinkers about the power of reason. The Enlightenment grew extremely because of the new methods and discoveries achieved in the Scientific Revolution. Enlightenment thinkers like John Locke believe that reason could be used to solve all human problems. People began to wonder if reason could be used to study society and human nature. During the Enlightenment, humans began looking at the world differently. Thinkers decline the old ways just as they did during the Renaissance. Source one- “Enlightenment Thought-On Religion and Reason” states…

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