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The Era of the Great Awakenings in Colonial America (1720–75)

Robert T. Handy

in A History of the Churches in the United States and Canada

Published in print:
1976
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269106
eISBN:
9780191683572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269106.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The Great Awakenings were dramatic and formative events in the history of Christianity in the thirteen English colonies which were to become the United States. These happenings, which began in the ... More


A History of the Churches in the United States and Canada

Robert T. Handy

Published in print:
1976
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269106
eISBN:
9780191683572
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269106.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The religious histories of both the USA and Canada contain many dramatic themes, such as the Great Awakenings, the triumph of religious freedom, the clashes between Catholics and Protestants, the ... More


A New-Age Search for Order

Deborah Gray White

in Lost in the USA: American Identity from the Promise Keepers to the Million Mom March

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040900
eISBN:
9780252099403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040900.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter demonstrates that Americans felt alone, angry, alienated, and isolated in the 1990s, and that they marched with likeminded people to both express these feelings and to find ways to take ... More


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