Republican Thought and the Millennium in Revolutionary New England, he explores the mingling of religious and political understandings of freedom in the birth of the American republic.
What Hath God Wrought: It should be noted that this book lacks specific citations. The book discusses a wide range of issues that confronted the young republic and while Wood focuses mainly on political concerns, he addresses a number of social and cultural issues in detail as well.
Popular religious movements remained unexplored because of 3 the emphasis on class conflict, labor, and capitalism.
Because these disciplines discuss him in relation to different intellectual traditions, Edwards scholarship remains segmented. Democratization was an effect of social stagnation, not necessarily social change. Historiography The Democratization of American Christianity was a response to the void in the s on the religious history of the early American Republic.
This book is not about popular religion in the sense that it looks beyond men in leadership positions.
Each denomination had assets that allowed it to thrive on the frontier. Matthews addresses the origins of the Second Great Awakening, as well as the characteristics that distinguish this movement. This was made up of non-denominational churches committed to what they saw as the original, fundamental Christianity of the New Testament.
This article provides a strong summary of the early years of this era of American religion while also partially dealing with the history of scholarship in this area.
Numerous PresbyterianBaptist and Methodist ministers participated in the services.
Hill and Wang, Hatch shifts the study of American religion from elite to popular religion in order to see major transformations in the practice and popularity of Christianity.
These often provided the first encounter for some settlers with organized religion, and they were important as social venues.
Thus, the era was deemed insignificant in itself. Churches with roots in this movement include the Churches of ChristChristian Church Disciples of Christand the Evangelical Christian Church in Canada  Church membership soars[ edit ] Methodist camp meeting The Methodist circuit riders and local Baptist preachers made enormous gains; to a lesser extent the Presbyterians gained members, particularly with the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in sparsely settled areas.
In The Democratization of American Christianity, he further revises significantly our understanding of the role of religion in American democracy in the first decades of the nineteenth century, the period often identified as the Second Great Awakening of the evangelical impulse in American Protestantism.
Howe does not discuss religious matters in great detail, but he does discuss the broader political and social context which shaped religious movements and ideas during this period.Hatch, Nathan by Michigan The sacred cause of liberty: political religion in New England from the first to the second great awakening by Nathan O Hatch Jonathan, Evangelicalism Faith and reason Freedom of religion Great Awakening Hatch, Nathan O History, Modern Influence (Literary.
In this prize-winning book Nathan O. Hatch offers a provocative reassessment of religion and culture in the early days of the American republic, arguing that during this period American Christianity was democratized and common people became powerful actors on the religious scene.
The so-called Second Great Awakening was the shaping epoch 4/5(5).
Nathan O. Hatch, The Democratization of American Christianity () Nathan O. Hatch examines the cultural and religious history of the early American republic between and The Democratization of American Christianity is a history of popular religious movements– including the Christian movement, the Methodists, the Baptists, the.
Hatch's Point of View on the Second "Great Awakening" PAGES 1. awakening, the christian movement and demand for a theology of the people, the recovery of american religious history, nathan o hatch.
Not sure what I'd do without @Kibin great awakening, the christian movement and demand for a theology of the people, the. In The Democratization of American Christianity, he further revises significantly our understanding of the role of religion in American democracy in the first decades of the nineteenth century, the period often identified as the Second Great Awakening of the evangelical impulse in American Protestantism.
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 The name refers to the fact that this period followed the First Great Awakening, which was a period of intense religious interest in the s and s.
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