The Second Great Awakening and the Transcendentalists

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 2004 - 200 頁


Beginning with overviews of the Second Great Awakening and Transcendentalism, Hankins details the wider impact these spiritual revolutions had on antebellum America's social, political, racial, and gender matters. Twenty-four concise and informative biographical sketches follow, providing glimpses into the lives of key figures from the period, such as Transcendentalist Amos Bronson Alcott, feminist pioneer Susan B. Anthony, clergyman Lyman Beecher, tireless evangelizer Peter Cartwright, southern abolitionists and women's rights activists Sarah and Angelina Grimke, and the messianic slave preacher and revolt leader Nat Turner. A dozen annotated primary documents give the reader a feel for the period in the language of the time; poetry, essays, lectures, letters; and other sources are used. A glossary helps readers with unfamiliar terms and ideas. A bibliography and index are also included.

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The Second Great Awakening An Overview
1
Transcendentalism as a New Religious Movement
23
Charles Finney and the Democratic Empowerment of Urban Revivals
41
Revivals and the Development of African American Religion in America
59
The Second Great Awakening Transcendentalism and the Antislavery Impulse
85
Revivalism and Feminism
109
Biographies
129
Primary Documents
151
Glossary of Selected Terms
183
Annotated Bibliography
191
Index
195
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第 81 頁 - The lord of that servant will come in a day when he looketh not for him, and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him in sunder, and will appoint him his portion with the unbelievers.
第 171 頁 - I READ the other day some verses written by an eminent painter which were original and not conventional. The soul always hears an admonition in such lines, let the subject be what it may. The sentiment they instil is of more value than any thought they may contain. To believe your own thought, to believe that what is true for you in your private heart is true for all men — that is genius. Speak your...
第 79 頁 - So the people shouted when the priests blew with the trumpets. And it came to pass, when the people heard the sound of the trumpet, and the people shouted with a great shout, that the wall fell down flat, so that the people went up into the city, every man straight before him, and they took the city.
第 32 頁 - Men esteem truth remote, in the outskirts of the system, behind the farthest star, before Adam and after the last man. In eternity there is indeed something true and sublime. But all these times and places and occasions are now and here. God himself culminates in the present moment, and will never be more divine in the lapse of all the ages.
第 163 頁 - Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband.
第 78 頁 - BEHOLD, the day of the Lord cometh, And thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee. For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; And the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished ; And half of the city shall go forth into captivity, And the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city.
第 114 頁 - Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection. But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.

關於作者 (2004)

BARRY HANKINS is Professor of History and Director of Graduate Studies at Baylor University, Waco. He is the author or co-editor of New Religious Movements and Religious Liberty in America (2002), Uneasy in Babylon: Southern Baptist Conservatives and American Culture (2002), Welfare Reform and Faith-Based Organizations (1999), and God's Rascal: J. Frank Norris and the Beginnings of Southern Fundamentalism (1996).

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