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Great Awakening

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

This little-known band made a brief impression in 1969 with an outstanding instrumental version of ‘Amazing Grace’, long before Judy Collins popularized the song. The mantra-like fuzz...

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Great Awakenings

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Social History

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History. 2257 words.

The two major religious “awakenings”—the First Great Awakening of the mid-eighteenth century and the Second Great Awakening of the early

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Great Awakening

Frank Lambert and Stephen Marini.

in Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment

January 2002; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700). 2515 words.

This entry contains two subentries, on the First and the Second Great Awakenings.

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Great Awakening

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

January 2006; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History; United States History.

The Great Awakening of the 1730s and 1740s saw an emphasis on a felt religion and opened up the possibilities

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Great Awakening

Graham Russell Hodges.

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1142 words.

The Great Awakening of the 1730s and 1740s saw an emphasis on a felt religion and opened up the possibilities

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Great Awakening

Thomas S. Kidd.

in Atlantic History

P ublished online December 2012 .

Article. Subjects: History of the Americas; European History; African History; History; Regional and National History. 10428 words.

The Great Awakening was the most profound social, cultural, and religious upheaval in the North American British colonies prior to the American Revolution. The most intense phase of these...

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Great Awakening

Graham Russell Gao Hodges.

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1142 words.

The Great Awakening of the 1730s and 1740s saw an emphasis on a felt religion and opened up the possibilities of salvation without attention to religious doctrine or education. The...

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Great Awakening(s)

Zachary Hutchins.

in American Literature

P ublished online August 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Literary Studies (American). 13489 words.

In the 19th century, religious historians coined the term great awakening to describe a series of widespread evangelical revivals concentrated in the British colonies between the years 1740...

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Great Awakening, The

in The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of the American Enlightenment

P ublished online January 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700). 1581 words.

The Great Awakening was an unprecedented outbreak of Protestant revivals in the American colonies, beginning with the first great preaching

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Great Awakening, Second

Peter C. Holloran.

in Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945). 671 words.

The term “Second Great Awakening” refers to an evangelical Protestant religious revival in the United States in the first half

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Second Great Awakening

in Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Second Edition

January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 61 words.

For information onConversion of slaves: See Black Church, The.Character of religious behavior compared with the first Great Awakening: See Religions,

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Second Great Awakening

in Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Second Edition

January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 61 words.

For information onConversion of slaves: See Black Church, The.Character of religious behavior compared with the first Great Awakening: See Religions, African and Afro-Caribbean, in the...

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The Indian Great Awakening

Linford D. Fisher.

June 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Book. Subjects: History of the Americas. 304 pages.

This book tells the gripping story of American Indians’ attempts to wrestle with the ongoing realities of colonialism between the 1660s and 1820. By tracing the religious and cultural...

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A Divisive Great Awakening Sermon

Gilbert Tennent.

in Early Evangelicalism

September 2013; p ublished online March 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christianity. 3099 words.

This chapter presents excerpts from The Danger of an Unconverted Ministry, Considered in a Sermon on Mark VI.34 (1740), delivered by Gilbert Tennent, a revivalist during the Great...

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Edwards in the Second Great Awakening

David W. Kling.

in After Jonathan Edwards

August 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christian Theology. 5109 words.

The Edwardsians were not only thinkers but doers; speculative theologians, but like their eponymous leader, revivalists. This was particularly evident among the third generation of...

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Archaeology and the Second Great Awakening

Hadley Kruczek-Aaron.

in Everyday Religion

August 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: History and Theory of Archaeology. 6012 words.

Second Great Awakening preachers and commentators prompted believers to reconceptualize the meaning of their everyday lives, but researchers know little about how they actually altered...

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The African-American Great Awakening

Jay Riley Case.

in An Unpredictable Gospel

January 2012; p ublished online May 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Christianity. 11210 words.

In the decades after the Civil War, African-American evangelicalism grew dramatically in a movement that can be called the African-American Great Awakening. More than just church switching...

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Entrenchment in the Second Great Awakening

Benjamin T. Lynerd.

in Republican Theology

September 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: US Politics; Political Theory. 10238 words.

A religious revival in the early nineteenth century seared republican theology onto the American conscience. From the 1810s through the 1830s, as hundreds of preachers advanced their sundry...

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Jonathan Edwards and the Great Awakening

Thomas S. Kidd.

in The Oxford Handbook of Early American Literature

March 2008; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Literature; Literary Studies (1500 to 1800); Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 9137 words.

This article focuses on the Great Awakening and the important role Jonathan Edwards had to play. Edwards defended Calvinist Christianity and the religion of the new birth with a logical...

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Jonathan Edwards and the First Great Awakening

Gary Scott Smith.

in Heaven in the American Imagination

June 2011; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christianity. 8087 words.

Widely considered America's greatest theologian, Jonathan Edwards, more than any other American, asserted that love dominated and defined heaven—the love among the three members of the...

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Great Awakening

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

This little-known band made a brief impression in 1969 with an outstanding instrumental version of ‘Amazing Grace’, long before Judy Collins popularized the song. The mantra-like fuzz...

See overview in Oxford Index