Second Great Awakening Essays
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The Great Awakening was a religious revival that impacted the English colonies in America during the 1730s and 1740s. The Great Awakening gave colonial Americans the ability to forcefully challenge religious authority, effectively preparing them for political revolutions to come. [a]Characterized by religious fervor and passionate affirmation of faith, The Great Awakening changed the concept and structure of religion, giving colonists the experience to fight for what they believed in and make their voices heard against any power[b]. To many...
The Second Great Awakening was a Protestant revival movement that held back to 1790 and moved faster by 1800. It was after 1820 when membership rapidly escalated amongst Methodist and Baptism congregations led by their respective preachers. By 1870, the Second Great Awakening started to deteriorate. Millions of new members were enrolled, and new dominions formed. The Second Great Awakening, which spread religion via revivals and emotional preaching, led to the rise of various reform movements. The movement has been...
Cane Ridge: America’s Pentecost is a documentation of the largest and most famous camp meetings of the Second Great Awakening. It took place during August 1801 at Cane Ridge, Kentucky and was led by Barton Stone. Over 20,000 people attended these religious services that were organized by Presbyterian ministers and Methodist preachers. There had never previously been such large religious meetings, which caused preaching to be difficult. The preachers at these religious meetings stood on large logs and tree stumps,...