Great awakening and enlightenment by the end of this section, you will be able to: explain the significance of the great awakening describe the genesis, central ideas, and effects of the enlightenment in british north america.
Enlightenment is the real deal and refers to a non-dual state where the mind has become silent and is typically permanent awakening, by contrast is based on an experience and is thus dualistic in nature with awakening the mind is still engaged i.
• enlightenment was a movement started by the philosophers and scientists and it slowly trickled down to the masses whereas, great awakening was a movement of the masses • great awakening was a religious and spiritual movement whereas enlightenment was a movement that centered on scientific spirit and reasoning.
So, the great awakening can be seen as a step stone into the boundaries of logical thought in a very structured organization the enlightenment during the enlightenment there were many factors that contributed to the ideals of reason and knowledge that encompass the logical thought of this movement. The great awakening was a religious revival that impacted the english colonies in america during the 1730s and 1740s the movement came at a time when the idea of secular rationalism was being emphasized, and passion for religion had grown stale.
Great awakening late 1600slate 1600s--1700s: an intellectual movement known as 1700s: an intellectual movement known as the enlightenment began in europe.
Enlightenment is the real deal and refers to a non-dual state where the mind has become silent and is typically permanent awakening, by contrast is based on an experience and is thus dualistic in nature. The beliefs of the new lights of the first great awakening competed with the religions of the first colonists, and the religious fervor in great britain and her north american colonies bound the eighteenth-century british atlantic together in a shared, common experience.