Jonathan Edwards Spiritual Renewal In The Great Awakening

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The Great Awakening was a spiritual renewal that cleared the American colonies (particularly New England) and took place in 1730 through 1760. In the 1730’s, a religious revival swept through the British American Colonies and a man named Jonathan Edwards refused to convert to the Church of England. Eventually, people were even beginning to suggest predestination was wrong and good works might save a soul. Not only Jonathan Edwards started this but people like George Whitefield and the Wesley brothers started to preach to God and began to disassociate themselves which led to a general sense of complacency.
This spiritual renewal mainly began with Jonathan Edwards because he refused to convert to the Church of England. Jonathan Edwards was one of the most important leaders in the Great Awakening and his dramatic sermons told sinners to seek forgiveness for their sins. George Whitefield started the revival by shouting out the word of God with sorrow and thousands of people flocked by to hear him speak and even held revivals from …show more content…

Decades before the War of Independence, confronting religious authority taught people that this was a sign of revivalism and resurrection caused the preparation for the war. The Colonists realized religious power dwell their own hands than doing any religious authority and freedom shared a common vision from British control even though some shared different ideas. They also realized that political power wasn’t important, but their own self governance was (considering the Declaration of Independence). Women, poor people and members of minority groups often explained and shared ideas about religion. This represents one of the few exchanges in colonies. The Great Awakening helped people determine that religious power can be reseeded and revivals promoted political society. The Great Awakening brought the renewal to revivalism which made the American Revolution

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