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Dominant Denominations Tax-supported colonial churches: Anglican (Church of England) – Virginia Congregational – Massachusetts Presbyterians – side with the Seditionists, as do the Congregationalists Roman Catholics – still generally discriminated against

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Dominant Denominations. Tax-supported colonial churches: Anglican (Church of England) – Virginia Congregational – Massachusetts Presbyterians – side with the Seditionists, as do the Congregationalists Roman Catholics – still generally discriminated against. Table 5-2 p86. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Dominant DenominationsTax-supported colonial churches:Anglican (Church of England) VirginiaCongregational Massachusetts

    Presbyterians side with the Seditionists, as do the CongregationalistsRoman Catholics still generally discriminated against

  • Table 5-2 p86

  • The Half-Way Covenant (1662)weakens the distinction between elect and everyone elsesacrificed religious purity for greater participation in the church

  • Salem Witch Trials (1692)accusations were often directed at property-owning womenpartly caused by unsettled social and religious conditionsreflected widening social stratification

  • p88George Whitefield PreachingAmericans of both genders and allraces and regions were spellbound by Whitefields emotive oratory.

  • Great Awakening (1730s-1740s)encouraged by preachers such as Jonathan Edwards and George Whitefieldaimed at revitalizing American religionthe first truly spontaneous mass movement of Americans

    *George Whitefield PreachingAmericans of both genders and allraces and regions were spellbound byWhitefields emotive oratory.*