“Revivalism is the movement that promotes periodic spiritual intensity in church life, during which the unconverted come to Christ and the converted are shaken out of their spiritual lethargy. Often leading to social and moral reform activities, revivalism was one of the chief characteristics of American Protestantism in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and still retains a powerful influence in many quarters.
“Social and moral reforms are intimately tied to revivalism, reaching a peak of influence in the “benevolent empire” of reform societies in the antebellum era. Revivalism also gave support to the lay, student and faith mission movements of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.” (294-295)
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We have studied and discussed both the Great Awakening of the 1700’s and the Second Great Awakening of the 1800’s in this course. Each had a profound impact upon the nation spiritually, socially, and politically. We also see that there were tensions between the ideals of the Gospel, as seen in the established Church, and the methodologies of the evangelists and revivalists of those eras. Arguing from course texts and outside sources, as well as Biblical references…
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