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Jonathan Edwards And George Whitfield's The Great Awakening

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What was the Great Awakening? The Great Awakening was a religious revival that began in the 1730s. Many church leaders were worried that as the increase in politics had grown and that participation in religion had begun to fall. These fears lead to the movement of revivals throughout the colonies. There were many preachers involved but the leaders were Jonathan Edwards and George Whitfield. Edwards was known for his intense style and his famous sermon "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God." Whitfield was known for his highly emotional style of preaching. He preached that God was merciful and that men and women could repent and be saved. What was the revival’s impact? The revivals increased awareness of the religious alternatives available in
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