Christian Terms Essays

The First and Second Great Awakening

What is The Great Awakening? The Awakening was a period of great revivalism that spread throughout the colonies in the 1730s and 1740s. It deemphasized the importance of church doctrine and instead put a greater importance on the individual and their spiritual experience. What most people refer to as “the first Great Awakening” can be described as a renewal of religion that swept through the colonies between the 1730s and the 1770s. The beginnings of the first Great Awakening appeared…

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