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The Second Great Awakening: From Rural Revival to National Social Movement

February 12, 2017

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More than a century before the New Deal, Public Education, or the Civil Rights movements, the Second Great Awakening fostered a nation-wide “benevolent empire” of care for the poor, freedom for the oppressed and education for all.

More than a century before the New Deal, Public Education, or the Civil Rights movements, the Second Great Awakening fostered a nation-wide “benevolent empire” of care for the poor, freedom for the oppressed and education for all.

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The First Great Awakening: From a British Revival to the American Revolution

January 30, 2017

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By linking the choice of new birth with his audience’s choice of a new American identity, British evangelist George Whitefield provided a common American experience that unified diverse colonists who lacked a common identity

By linking the choice of new birth with his audience’s choice of a new American identity, British evangelist George Whitefield provided a common American experience that unified diverse colonists who lacked a common identity

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On Social Media Culture and the Hellscape of Writing in the Era of New Media, by Kaleb Horton

July 21, 2015

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Engaging in this, of course, is how Screwtape advises Wormwood to send his patient to hell, but what else is wrong with it? At least you feel relevant and modern.

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The Strange Dilemma of Being Nearly Famous: The Psychology of Personal Identity and Baywatch Celebrity Culture, by Maria Popova

July 20, 2015

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“And so it was preordained: Alexandra had the makings of an actress, and I was already comfortable with the fleeting attention due a fake celebrity.” -Caroline Paul

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Yale Makes Works of Jonathan Edwards Available for Free, by Jonathan Merritt

March 6, 2015

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Edwards is widely recognized as one of the most important American thinkers and religious figures and as a major figure in the history of Christian thought. The release of Edwards’ work comes at a moment of renewed interest in the preacher, especially among conservative evangelicals.

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Jonathan Edwards in a New Light, by Pulitzer Prize Winner Marilynne Robinson

November 13, 2014

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A Pulitzer prize-winning novelist writing of her intellectual debt to Jonathan Edwards in a major intellectual journal it is definitely worth a read: “I have heard it said a thousand times that people seek out religion in order to escape complexity and uncertainty. I was moved and instructed precisely by the vast theater Edwards’s vision […]

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