Phases of the four great awakenings phase of religious revival, phase of rising political effect, phase of increasing challenge to dominance of the political program first great awakening, 1730-1830, 1730-60: weakening of predestination doctrine recognition that many sinners may be predestined for salvation. Have earned while the new protestantism of the second great awakening still emphasized a gospel of grace (only god could save the individual's soul) over a in the political arena was accompanied by a similar shift in religion not only did individuals feel empowered to make spiritual choices on their own, especially in. The second great awakening was a diverse bundle of revivals affecting a broad swathe of american religious, political, and public life the revivals first stirred during the 1790s, but two major events after the turn of the century are often given as the starting point for the second great awakening at cane ridge, kentucky,. The first “great awakening” happened in the 1730s and 1740s in england and the american colonies it was more of a “revival” than its sequel, challenging believers to get back to the basics of their relationship with jesus and focusing on a passion for holiness rather than being overly concerned with the. Third, in mcloughlin's telling, was what is more commonly known as the “second great awakening” (1800“1830) (the numbering becomes a little once the people are stirred in their souls they push the moral implications of the revival onto the nation's political agenda at the end of each episode, the.
The fourth great awakening, which began about 1960, has recently entered its political phase and is focused on what i call spiritual reform states that has been of enough scope to get into the history books has had a big religious underpinning, and the first and second great awakenings are the two famous examples. Analysis, and his attempt to synthesize political, technological, and health related issues is admirable sound (unless you count that as the beginning of the second great awakening, which some scholars do) but whether should be obvious is that the third had little to do with religion, at least in the sense of human. Historians have debated whether the awakening had a political impact on the american revolution, which took place soon after unlike the second great awakening, which began about 1800 and reached out to the unchurched, the first great awakening focused on people who were already.
To understand what the second great awakening was, we need to go back to earlier revivals and the current social enviornment of the 1800's during the first half of the 1800's, the population of the united states grew from five to thirty million, and the boundary of the nation moved ever westward revivals became the. In the 1730s, the first great awakening had reshaped the traditional european churches into something americans were more comfortable with the second great awakening was very democratic - anyone could be saved, personal study of the bible was as good as or better than being taught by someone with formal. While the second great awakening does not refer to an exact time period, one its starting points has been identified as the revival held at cane ridge, kentucky in 1801 the name refers to the fact that this period followed the first great awakening, which was a period of intense religious interest in the 1730s and 1740s. What impact did it have on the american history let's find out the second great awakening was a significant religious movement in the history of christianity and christian faith and ideologies following the first great awakening, there was an unprecedented spike of public interest in religion and religious ideologies.
The effect of great awakening unity was an attitude that went against the deferential thinking that consumed english politics and religion it was through the revivalism of the first half of the eighteenth century that the colonists were finally able to step out from under the protectorate of the established christian churches. The agenda of reformist evangelicals may signal a big shift in 21st-century religion and politics competitive capitalist ethic if the contours and content of the third awakening are less distinct than those of the first two, the fourth great awakening is perhaps the most difficult to pin down broadly speaking.
“the immense success of the second great awakening was also furthered by evangelical churches' innovative organizational techniques popular revivalism thus carried social and political implications that were reflected, amongst other things, in viewpoints on sports and the use of leisure time” (gems. Historians named the second great awakening in the context of the first great awakening of the 1730s and 1740s and of the third great awakening of the late 1850s to early 1900s these revivals were part of a much larger romantic religious movement that was sweeping across europe at the time, mainly throughout.
The second great awakening was a us religious revival that began in the late eighteenth century and lasted until the middle of the nineteenth century god was also supposedly unconcerned with a person's church attendance rather, god would judge the person on how he or she had lived his or her life on earth. The religious excitement generated by the current revival has energized a number of movements that have a direct and large impact on political and during the political phase of the second great awakening, which began in 1840 and continued until 1870, the temperance movement was successful in. Why did this major cultural change happen so let's explore some of what was going on in the early 19th century that led people to reinterpret religion as i described in the last video, the second great awakening is part of this larger web of cultural, social, and political movements and economic movements that are going. Like the enlightenment, christianity was used both to support and denounce slavery we'll look at the enlightenment more closely here in the first half of the chapter, then explore the great awakening and american notions of religious freedom in the second half together, these movements laid the foundation for the.