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The Early National Era and the Second Great Awakening

Gary Scott Smith

in Heaven in the American Imagination

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199738953
eISBN:
9780199897346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199738953.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Led by James McGready, Timothy Dwight, Asahel Nettleton, and Charles Finney, the Second Great Awakening (1800–40) had a significant impact on American society. Both prominent revivalists and ordinary ... More


The Myth of the Christian Nation: The Early National Period

Richard T. Hughes

in Myths America Lives By: White Supremacy and the Stories That Give Us Meaning

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780252042065
eISBN:
9780252050800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042065.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

While America’s founders sought to create a nation of religious freedom, not a Christian nation, Christians in the early nineteenth century effectively Christianized the American Republic through the ... More


GOD BLESS AMERICA

Dan P. McAdams

in The Redemptive Self: Stories Americans Live By

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195176933
eISBN:
9780199786787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176933.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Drawing from empirical research on the psychology and sociology of religion and from historical analyses of American religious life, this chapter describes how religiosity among Americans is ... More


The Kingdom of Matthias

Paul E. Johnson and Sean Wilentz

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195098358
eISBN:
9780199854134
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195098358.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In the autumn of 1834, New York City was awash with rumors of a strange religious cult operating nearby, centered around a mysterious, self-styled prophet named Matthias. It was said that Matthias ... More


Grassroots Changes and Regional Ideology 1800–1815

Jonathan D. Sassi

in A Republic of Righteousness: The Public Christianity of the Post-Revolutionary New England Clergy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195129892
eISBN:
9780199834624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019512989X.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The first fifteen years of the nineteenth century constituted a transitional period for orthodox Congregationalists, as they moved from their eighteenth‐century establishmentarianism toward a new, ... More


Edwards in the Second Great Awakening: The New Divinity Contributions of Edward Dorr Griffin and Asahel Nettleton

David W. Kling

in After Jonathan Edwards: The Courses of the New England Theology

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199756292
eISBN:
9780199950379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199756292.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The Edwardsians were not only thinkers but doers; speculative theologians, but like their eponymous leader, revivalists. This was particularly evident among the third generation of Edwardsians, a ... More


Heading South To Teach: The World of Susan Nye Hutchison, 1815-1845

Kim Tolley

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469624334
eISBN:
9781469624358
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469624334.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Susan Nye Hutchison (1790-1867) was one of many teachers to venture south across the Mason-Dixon Line in the Second Great Awakening. From 1815 to 1841, she kept journals about her career, family ... More


A Republic of Righteousness: The Public Christianity of the Post-Revolutionary New England Clergy

Jonathan D. Sassi

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195129892
eISBN:
9780199834624
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019512989X.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book analyzes the debate over the proper connection between religion and society that took place in southern New England during the fifty years after the American Revolution. It finds that a ... More


Introduction

Kim Tolley

in Heading South To Teach: The World of Susan Nye Hutchison, 1815-1845

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469624334
eISBN:
9781469624358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469624334.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

The introduction explains the book's historical significance in the context of recent scholarship on women's history, education, and the Second Great Awakening. Susan Nye Hutchison's story ... More


Everyday Religion: An Archaeology of Protestant Belief and Practice in the Nineteenth Century

Kruczek-Aaron Hadley

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813061085
eISBN:
9780813051369
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061085.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This book questions how religion was lived in nineteenth-century America through a study that weaves together a range of sources, both archaeological and textual. The focus is evangelical ... More


Archaeology and the Second Great Awakening

Hadley Kruczek-Aaron

in Everyday Religion: An Archaeology of Protestant Belief and Practice in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813061085
eISBN:
9780813051369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061085.003.0003
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Second Great Awakening preachers and commentators prompted believers to reconceptualize the meaning of their everyday lives, but researchers know little about how they actually altered their material ... More


Universalism and Spiritual Science

Ann Lee Bressler

in The Universalist Movement in America, 1770-1880

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195129861
eISBN:
9780199834013
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195129865.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

A major part of Universalism’s appeal through the first half of the nineteenth century was its proponents’ reputation for contentiousness. The movement had always attracted more than its share of ... More


 William Bentley and the Limits of Revolutionary Ideology

J. Rixey Ruffin

in A Paradise of Reason: William Bentley and Enlightenment Christianity in the Early Republic

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195326512
eISBN:
9780199870417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326512.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Ultimately, in politics as well as in religion, Bentley's projects came to little. For while he had led the Republicans to success, that very success then led them to abandon him. The party would ... More


Impediments to Christian Commonwealth

Robert C. Fuller

in Naming the Antichrist: The History of an American Obsession

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195109795
eISBN:
9780199853281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195109795.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter discusses what is often referred to as “the Second Great Awakening,” in which popular opinion was galvanized around the belief that moral resolve alone is sufficient to bring about ... More


Crusading for an American Protestant Commonwealth (1800–60)

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/9780198269106.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Church History

In the years from 1800 to 1860, the population of North America increased from about 5 million to more than 31 million. The natural increase was supplemented by immigration, chiefly from the British ... More


Controversy and Identity

Ann Lee Bressler

in The Universalist Movement in America, 1770-1880

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195129861
eISBN:
9780199834013
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195129865.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

What gave Universalists identity as a group in the early decades of the nineteenth century was primarily their acceptance of a single controversial doctrine. Beyond this, Universalists were united ... More


From New York to North Carolina

Kim Tolley

in Heading South To Teach: The World of Susan Nye Hutchison, 1815-1845

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469624334
eISBN:
9781469624358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469624334.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter 1 investigates the socioeconomic factors that drew Susan Nye to leave her parents' farm in rural New York and teach in the South. This chapter establishes her personal and ideological ... More


Conclusion

Kim Tolley

in Heading South To Teach: The World of Susan Nye Hutchison, 1815-1845

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469624334
eISBN:
9781469624358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469624334.003.0009
Subject:
History, African-American History

The book's conclusion situates Susan Nye Hutchison's experience in larger context, exploring the educational legacies of the Second Great Awakening and identifying some of the opportunities and ... More


“Rocks and Storms I'll Fear No More”: The Anchor and the Cross

David J. Stewart

in The Sea Their Graves: An Archaeology of Death and Remembrance in Maritime Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813037349
eISBN:
9780813041575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037349.003.0006
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Prior to the late eighteenth century, only a few maritime memorials featured any form of religious symbolism or inscription. The frequency of memorials with religious themes began to increase around ... More


Teaching and Mission

Kim Tolley

in Heading South To Teach: The World of Susan Nye Hutchison, 1815-1845

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469624334
eISBN:
9781469624358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469624334.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter 2 analyzes the influences that shaped education reform in Raleigh, from 1799—when the English émigré Joseph Gales arrived as printer of the Raleigh Register—to 1823, when Susan Nye left North ... More


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