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    of the Great Awakenings, both the first and second with each stimulating innovative ideas and motivating America’s population in large numbers. Each of the Great Awakenings experienced some success and disappointments, but overall paved the way for developing and executing much needed reforms. From their inception, the Great Awakenings thrived across America and is apparent that the impact stood remarkable for its time which resulted in many significant reforms. The First Great Awakening during

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    strictness and intolerance of the Puritan religion and differing beliefs among other religions, church membership began to dwindle and many people in later generations were either excluded from or decided against, joining the church. The Great Awakening and Second Great Awakening, as described by Butler, Wacker, and Stout (2003), were religious movements that emphasized Biblical teachings and the importance of a life changing experience through belief in Jesus Christ as well as the importance of spreading

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    The First Great Awakening spread throughout the 13 colonies as an emotional religious revival movement from 1720s to 1740s that appeared due to the increase of secularism and rationalism religion in which evangelist had challenged established denominations and pushed towards a more personal relationship with God (3 + 12).The Second Great Awakening was a religious revival movement from in the 19th century, which called for an individualized relationship between the people and God, promoting it through

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    Spiritual vs Political When people think of the Great Awakening they think of an animated spiritual uprising in the 1700s. Is the spiritual awakening of America the most significant part of the Great Awakening? The Great Awakening was a spiritual awakening during the 1730s through the 1770s, reaching its height in the 1740s. Taking place in both England and the colonies, George Whitefield, Jonathan Edwards, Theodore Frelinghuysen, and Gilbert Tennent were the distinguished preachers. Although these

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    Second Great Awakening, focusing on various beliefs such as temperance, reformation of religious views on slavery and women’s inequality. Many of this reformist wanted to save America from its “sins”, from slavery to inequality. Though it was called the Second Great Awakening, it was very different from the First Great Awakening. The First Great Awakening focus on the person’s individuality, while the Second Great Awakening focused on the community/country as a whole. The Second Great Awakening

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    The Great Awakening and the Enlightenment were two historical events that shaped the thoughts of people and religion in America. The most important factor in both of these events is the common theme of reason behind the movements. The Great Awakening began about the 1930's and reached its climax ten years later in 1740. What exactly was the Great Awakening? It was a wave of religion revivals sweeping through New England that increased conversions and church membership. The beginnings of the Great

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    The Great Awakening was an era in the mid 18th century that marked religious renewal. There was a dramatic increase in religious activity. The movement was an important event in New England, which challenged established authority and incited bitterness and division between traditional religious rule and from the doctrinal extremes to follow a more moderate path. Protestants insisted on continuing to require and the importance of ritual and doctrine, and the revivalists, who encouraged emotional involvement

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    Beginning in the 1730’s, The Great Awakening was a spiritual rebirth of religion and created new religious groups such as Methodists and Baptists. It challenged many 18th century standards such as the encouragement to speak and express their religious emotions freely, and rejecting modern religion. Many people were able to realize that they had a choice in which religion they would want, instead of having the state choose it for them. The most important aspect of the Great Awakening that caused it to be

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    comfortable and assertive, and had forgotten its original intentions of religious prosperity. The result was a revitalization of religious piety that swept through the American colonies between the 1730s and the 1770s, a movement known as "The Great Awakening". This revival was part of an evangelical upsurge occurring simultaneously in England, Scotland, Germany, and other inhabitants on the other side of the Atlantic. In all these Protestant cultures, a new Age of Faith had arisen contrasting the

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    The Great Awakening of the 1730s significantly altered the social structure of early Americal colonial society. The laity’s internal subjectivity and passional experiences were validated in regards to religious sentiments. This novel type of engagement of the laity is significant, as previously voiceless social and racial classes were given the authority to proclaim and propagate their interpretations of biblical scripture. The New Lights’ emphasis on the transformative power of the Holy Spirit severed

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