The First Great Awakening

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With the development of a civilized society in America during the 1700s and 1800s, the role religion played in an everyday person 's life was becoming more and more weekended. To counter this, a series of religious revivals were set in motion, The Great Awakenings. These were a series of large, sweeping religious, social, and political changes that looked to use the basis of religion to revive faith in a neglected belief, bring about numerous social reforms, and use political groups to great effect on society 's mentality. In this easy we will detail the key participants, the causes and the consequences of the First and Second Great Awakenings in America. The First Great Awakening was a religious revival from the 1730s-1770s, which would…show more content…
Edwards a preacher, from New England, was concerned about the integrity of the faith in New England. He began to introduce an enthusiastic and emotional way of preaching the gospel. Edwards and others began conducting revivals all through out Boston. Famous for his writing “Sinners in the hands of an Angry God” Edwards encouraged people to rely less on “Special Providence” (Miracles). He stressed that God was in all things, not only in special moments, but to seek the glorification of God in everything. Edwards said that God can be known, and this is the goal of the Christian…show more content…
Now it’s interesting that one effect bring together, while the other separates. One of these important effect is that it helped unify the colonist through out the colonies, giving contest for the American Revolution that was on the horizon. Other however, was that it created more branches of Christianity. The biggest of these being a division of what is came to be known as “Old” and “New” Light. This was a split due to Emotionalism, with the Old Light resisting Emotionalism, while the New Light was support these
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