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The First Great Awakening
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02Origins of the Great Awakening
The causes of the Great Awakening can be traced back to seventeenth-century England, where the political climate led to a decrease in spirituality among English citizens. …
03Some Figures of the Great Awakening
Revivalism crossed the Atlantic Ocean to the American colonies through the likes of George Whitefield, who came to Boston in …
04Significance of the Great Awakening: Roots of Revolution
The major effect of the Awakening was a rebellion against authoritarian religious rule which spilled over into other areas of colonial life. …
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Videos on the Great Awakening
|Educational resources to learn more about the First Great Awakening.|
|Saints and Strangers||The Great Awakening: Spiritual Revival in Colonial America||Gospel of Liberty|
|More resources on the American colonial experience.|
|George Whitefield: America's Spiritual Founding Father||The Puritan Dilemma: The Story of John Winthrop||Selected Sermons of Jonathan Edwards