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ABeka History 11 - Chapter 4 - Section 1 Review (p. 78)


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Give the dates for the Great Awakening.
Who is considered the greatest thinker America has ever produced?
Jonathan Edwards
Describe the state of spiritual decline in early 18th-century America.
Many churches practiced a cold, formal Christianity. Most people claimed to be Christians, but few had ever accepted Christ as personal Savior. Even many ministers remained lost in spiritual darkness. Colleges founded to train young men for the ministry, such as Harvard and Yale, contributed to this decline by turning Christianity into a mere intellectual exercise and combining theology with the pagan ideas of ancient philosophers.
What compromise permitted descendants of church members to be admitted as members with the full privileges, except for participation in Communion?
Halfway Covenant
What sermon preached by Gilbert Tennent exposed the damage done by the preaching of unconverted ministers?
"On the Dangers of an Unconverted Ministry"
What was Jonathan Edwards's most famous sermon?
"Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God"
Who was the most powerful voice of the Great Awakening?
George Whitefield
How many sermons did George Whitefield preach publicly?
What four colleges grew directly out of the Great Awakening?
Princeton, Brown, Rutgers, and Dartmouth
In what two ways did the Great Awakening stregthen political freedom?
Many Americans realized that if men are to have true religious freedom, they cannot be barred from political activity because of their religion; and, if all men are equal in the eyes of God, all men deserve equal justice under the Law.

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