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 First Great Awakening took place in the American colonies between 1730s to the 1770s. Unlike traditional Protestantism, the First Great Awakening teaching provided salvation to all people (Heyrman). The new Protestant teaching taught that anyone could accept Jesus Christ as their savior and thus were rewarded salvation. This message was applicable to everyone—young and old, rich and poor, man or woman. After this revival, religion took the center stage of each converted person’s life.
Religion for both the North and South were important to the soldiers and Generals. Both sides believed God was on their side, they looked toward God for meaning. They had equal excitement and fervor in their religious actions. Many evangelists, leaders, and soldiers declared that God had ordained the war, its length, damages and outcome. The people in the Union and Confederacy, both believed that whoever the victor was, was the side God was truly supporting.
In the 1600s many emigrants from England came to settle in North America. Most of the English at the time were Christian, and one of the several reasons to explore was to spread the word of God. Most of the documents mention how the new colonists must serve their God and keep themselves holy and to not indulge in temptations that would stray them from their original goals. However, by the 1700s the distinct group that settled in the New England region was split into two groups. The split of the two groups came from gold diggers, the temptation of gold overweight their original goal, thus causing the group to split into two groups, the Christians and the Gold Diggers.
George Whitefield was an Anglican minster that came to the British colonies in the 1740s to spread Christianity on several evangelical tours. Whitefield had what is described as an enthusiastic approach to sharing Christianity that added a dramatic role to his sermons by focusing on an emotional connection to God in order to stir the hearts of those that were listening, Franklin gives an account of this in his autobiography. Whitefield was a well-known preacher in the colonies and at the time the Stono Rebellion happened in 1739, Whitefield was coming back to the British colonies to start another tour to spread Christianity. Although Whitefield was generally popular by the colonists, the higher officials in the church did not like him as much because of the new way he presented Christianity, through the use of enthusiasm. With a dislike for Whitefield, clergy members would shut their church’s doors to the influence of Whitefield’s enthusiasm and instead of preaching in the pulpits, he resulted to preaching in the streets and in fields, where ever a crowd would gather.
Edwards and Henry two very different men in history remembered for different things offer different approaches to reasoning. Edwards’ appeal to reason is fear he uses fear to convert and encourage the people at his church to appease god and follow his teaching devoutly. Yet Henry’s appeal to reason is logic, freedom from oppression and fulfilling a religious duty to god. Henry’s approach considerably more civil and reasonable compared to Edward direct approach of instilling fear to keep people from sin. Henry’s approach is constructive in bringing people together to fight for a cause.
The book also mentions how celebrations allow us to learn from others and from the men and women of the past whose insights are embedded in the traditional elements of celebrating (Cooke pg41). The liturgy for certain from the beginning readings was focused on remembering what the Lord started and throughout remembering the different events that changed the world. Also, the whole service was a celebration for certain, celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ. As the book mentions the men and women of the past it made me realize that for centuries people have been celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The role of the priest was there to be our guide, he spoke of how people celebrate all over the world and how the world is most united during the Easter Vigil.
Writing about controversial subjects can often be difficult; however Hughes executed his story, Salvation, in an intriguing manner that is suitable to all audiences and religions. In this story, the writer retells an experience from his childhood describing his journey to Jesus Christ. Discussing the complications, the main character, Hughes, faced while trying to come to Jesus is what makes the story interesting to read. On many occasions, you will read a story or watch a movie that shows the main character coming to Jesus and having an immediate and obvious realization of their Savior. For this reason, I found this story to be unique and relatable in the way that it shows a journey that countless Christians face, but you are not often granted the opportunity to read about this type of experience.
Most of the dissenters settled in New England, and it was in these new colonies that they establish a close-knit community governed by absolute religious faith and strict discipline. Church attendance in puritan communities was mandatory. For the Puritans, religious and political life were completely intertwined. The Puritans believed in predestination, that people were either born sinful and bound to a life in hell,or they were destined to be saved. Similarities between the puritan time and twenty first century are, How both believe in a life of hard work, and self-discipline.
Preacher spoke to all the Protestants that he would preach wherever God would give the opportunity to speak. The only requirement was the faith in Christ. Sincerity, passion, emotion and tone of the voice itself, the extraordinary charisma of the man attracted the attention of the priests and parishioners who had not been affected yet by the fact that the "Great Awakening" was close. Speeches of George Whitefield and Jonathan Edwards, and his son William Gilbert Tennent, Samuel Blair, Samuel Finley and others gathered a huge number of people who experienced a spiritual epiphany and got the faith in Christ. A powerful movement of the Holy Spirit, revelations, and miracles accompanied the Great
The Great Awakening unified the diverse colonies with the belief that colonists must shift their lives’ focus from worldly matters, such as accumulating land and wealth, back to faith and the church i n order to avoid condemnation by God. Ministers, such as the passionate George Whitefield, became very influential and powerful at the time by spreading this concept along with methods for earning salvation. For example, “at Philadelphia…, many thousands flock[ed] to hear him preach the Gospel, and great numbers were converted to Christ” (VOF 78). With a large following, Whitefield’s ideas “... encouraged many colonists to trust their own views rather than those of established elites” (GME 160). Furthermore, “[o]rdinary colonists
He drove the aging, dwindling congregation in 1969 to a vividly growing church as we can see it today. Events like Wells fest were instrumental to bring such mighty change. The Wells Fest was initially organized as a gift to the church by Mr. Malcolm White, when Pastor Tonkel denied to accept money in return of a favor. Later the fest became eligible for the Governor 's Excellence Award for Arts in 2012 and it could raise more than $1 million for worthy charitable causes. The organizer of Wells Fest, Mr. Malcolm White prised his pastor enormously.
The Amida is a sacrament as defined by Livingston as it is performative in the sense that they are asking God for help while extolling his virtues, it is repetitive in character as the prayer is recited at all three prayer services in Judaism, and it is performed with a high level of accuracy as everyone knows the words by heart. Another concept of Livingston’s that Orthodox Judaism represents is that of a natural religious community. While Samuel struggles to keep his religious life separate from his work life, he fails to do so. This failure is indicative of the fact that Orthodox Judaism is intertwined in his very being, it helps shape his view of the world even if he tries to prevent it. Additionally, Orthodox Judaism is connected by blood ties (through the maternal side) and geography with the reestablishment of a Jewish State.
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.
Jonathan Edwards was a New England Puritan in the year of 1736 as he wrote A Faithful Narrative trying to explain the awakening. Edwards writes this for the British ministers, explaining the awakening Northampton, Massachusetts when though in 1730s. Describing the ups and downs the culture went though with God. He breaks it into three stages of how people worshiped and saw God in their day-to-day life. Edward wants to show how Christian experience and how his community has been together for so long with little religious problems.