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Movements of the Second Great Awakening

Comparing the Movements of the Second Great Awakening

The Second Great Awakening was a religious movement in the early to mid nineteenth century, known for its emphasis on revivalism and spiritual experience. 2,627 more words

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Prayerfully read Psalm 42; Psalm 63

While the Second Great Awakening swept through Great Britain and parts of the United States in the 1790s, 273 more words


Why Do These Pentecostals Keep Growing?

In his Christianity Today article titled Why Do These Pentecostals Keep Growing, Ed Stetzer, a noted Christian researcher and missiologist, is not focusing on aberrant Pentecostal groups but what he terms “orthodox evangelical Pentecostals.”  Neither is he interested in debating Pentecostalism.  342 more words


A Westward Awakening

[#12 in a semester-long series on “Religion in America.” Click here for the initial post, or here for the previous post; the syllabus is available on Academia.edu] 550 more words

Religion In America

Happy Pioneer Day

Today is Pioneer Day, a sort of holiday for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, otherwise known as the Mormons.  As you may know, I’m not religious at all but I find uniquely American religions interesting.   653 more words


To The Disenchanted

The reduction of Christianity to a mere belief, to simple immanence, barren of the transcendent, leaves christians of any people or nation easy prey to the carnivorous nature of political ideology. 283 more words


Weekly Story: The First Camp Meeting (M.E.)

Weekly Story

A Methodist Episcopal evangelist relates the history of the first ever camp meetings held at the turn of the Nineteenth Century.

The practice of encamping for religious meetings, however, being thus introduced, it was soon reduced to a regular system, and adopted as a powerful means of promoting the work of God… 1,023 more words

American History