I. Elements of the Great Awakening (evangelicalism in Protestantism, quietism in Roman Catholicism)
B. Itinerancy--visiting and preaching in various areas without invitation
C. Challenge to religious authorities and divisions within denominations into "new light" and "old light" factions
D. Democratic movement
2) Stirred impulse towards independence among colonists
3) Broke down strong denominational ties
B. Gilbert Tennent--Presbyterian preacher in the middle colonies
C. Jonathan Edwards--New England preacher of great intellect and power
D. George Whitefield--English preacher who visited most of the colonies, stirring residents with emotional religious appeals
B. Creation of new colleges (sometimes called log colleges) to train "new light" ministers--Princeton, Brown, Dartmouth
C. Sharpening of the differences between those who defined religion as a rational process and those who focus on experience
D. Development of revivalism tradition in American religion. Future outbreaks:
2) Charles G. Finney and Dwight Moody--19th century urban revivalism with campaigns in many cities
3) Billy Sunday, Billy Graham and mass meetings--20th century revivalism
Feldmeth, Greg D. "U.S. History Resources"
http://home.earthlink.net/~gfeldmeth/USHistory.html (31 March 1998).
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