Compare And Contrast The Enlightenment And The Great Awakening

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The eighteenth century America saw may changes in terms of reformation. People like Sir Isaac Newton, Thomas Hobbes and John Locke were the pioneers of this intellectual era who established scientific and rational understanding. The era showed the revolution in literature and people's understanding of mankind. The Enlightenment and the Great Awakening helped in religious revival and help in establish sense of morality. The era argued against the medieval scholasticism and brought people from rural culture into communal identity. The Society of Friends, or Quakers flourished and implemented their theories of equality and tolerance. Unlike puritans, they were pacifists and brought equality among every members of society. Benjamin
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