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Religion In America

by: Terrell Luettgen MD

Religion In America REL 3130

Terrell Luettgen MD
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Brian Wilson

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Date Created: 09/30/15
Religion 3130 Religion in America Spring 2009 Professor Wilson Midterm Study Guide De nition of Terms Twenty of the following terms will appear on the midterm of which I will ask you to select ten For each term that you select I will expect three different and relevant facts Each term will be worth five points for a total of fifty Myth Sacrament Sula F ide Ethical monotheism Reformation George Whitefield Anabaptism Protestant Ethic Vestry Religious Establishment Thomas Jefferson TULIP theology Awakening Cambridge Platform William Penn Anabaptism Arminianism Anglicanism Article VI US Constitution Pietism Millennialism Camp Meetings Circuit Rider Voluntarism Charles Grandison Finney Perfectionism Evangelicalism Benevolent Empire Abraham Lincoln Uncle Tom 3 Cabin Essay Questions On the midterm three of the following five essay topics will appear I will ask you to write a brief essay approximately three paragraphs or more on two of the three topics Each essay is worth twenty five points for a total of fifty points 1 Trace the development of the Protestant Reformation from Lutheranism to the Reformed Tradition Calvinism to the various traditions of the Radical Reformation How were aspects of this development mirrored in Reformation in England Be sure to describe some of the defining aspects of each of the branches of Christianity you mention 2 One way of studying the English colonization of the Americas is regionally that is southern colonies northern colonies and middle colonies Describe the religious situation in each of these regions particularly how they differ Which region or colony or colonies do you think is most responsible for the institution of religious freedom in the United States Give your reasons w y OVER 3 Historians have been arguing for decades about the role of Christianity in the founding of the United States What are some of the argumenm for and against the role of Christianity in these events What is your opinion In the end does it matter for today s society 4 Evangelical Protestantism bas been a potent force in American religious life since the early 18th century and the First Great Awakening What are the distinguishing characteristics of Evangelical Protestantism How did these characteristics serve to fuel the First and Second Great Awakenings What are the differences between an awakening and a revival and what are some of the reasons awakenings eventually end 5 Although the Civil War had many causes religion played is role Describe some of the religious justifications for the war on both sides especially in terms of how slavery was eitherjustified or excoriated What was Abraham Lincoln39s religious interpretation of the War and how was he different from most Americans


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