My momma said Charles Grandison Finney and Lyman Beecher are the only people I need to know about from the second great awakening.
Finney was an evangelist who was one of the greatest preachers of all time. Beecher was a Presbyterian clergyman and a leader in the temperance movement. Follow me inside and I'll teach you all about it.
Who the heck are they and what's that great awakening thing?
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Hello pastor Bob. We've come to learn about the 2nd Great Awakening.
The second Great Awakening was a series of religious revivals starting in 1801, based on Methodism and Baptism. It stressed a religious philosophy of salvation through good deeds and tolerance for all Protestant sects. The revivals attracted women, Blacks, and Native Americans.
I'll tell you anything you want to know really. let's begin with camp meetings. They were a form of Protestant Christian religious services that were held for preaching, worship, and mass on the frontiers.
Moving on to evangelical churches, they were a big part of the second great awakening by favoring ordinary people over the elites. This drew several people into religion and made it a more welcome, personal experience. They also had innovative organizational techniques that were well suited to frontier life.
This time period also opened up many new opportunities for white women and African Americans. I think that's enough information for today, run along now and go home to pray.