History 475: Revivalism & Fundamentalism in American History
Course Schedule

 

Schedule: The following tentative schedule should be used as a guide for the completion of assignments and readings. Required readings are listed under the topic of each class session.


INTRODUCTION

Jan. 18
Introduction


THE FIRST GREAT AWAKENING
1720s-1760s

Jan. 20
The Origins of the First Great Awakening

  • Tallant, ed., "American Revival Narratives," chaps. 1, 3

Jan. 25
George Whitefield and the First Great Awakening

  • Stout, Divine Dramatist, ix-132
  • Tallant, ed., "American Revival Narratives," chap. 2

Jan. 27
George Whitefield and the First Great Awakening

  • Stout, Divine Dramatist, 133-287
  • Tallant, ed., "American Revival Narratives," chap. 2

Feb. 1
The Impact of the First Great Awakening on American Society

  • Jon Butler, "Enthusiasm Described and Decried: The Great Awakening as Interpretive Fiction," Journal of American History 69 (September 1982):305-325
  • Rhys Isaac, "Evangelical Revolt: The Nature of the Baptists' Challenge to the Traditional Order of Virginia, 1765 to 1775," William and Mary Quarterly, 3d ser., 31 (July 1974):345-368

THE SECOND GREAT AWAKENING (1790s-1830s) AND ITS AFTERMATH
1790s-1860s

Feb. 3
Interpretations of the Origins of the Second Great Awakening; Origins of the Great Revival

  • Conkin, Cane Ridge, ix-63
  • Tallant, ed., "American Revival Narratives," chap. 4 (Beginnings)
  • DEADLINE FOR APPROVAL OF TERM PAPER TOPICS BY DR. TALLANT

Feb. 8
The Great Revival at Cane Ridge, 1801

  • Conkin, Cane Ridge, 64-178
  • Tallant, ed., "American Revival Narratives," chap. 4 (Cane Ridge & Barton Stone's Story)

Feb. 10
Exam 1

Feb. 15
The Second Great Awakening and the Democratization of American Christianity

  • Hatch, The Democratization of American Christianity, xiii-122

Feb. 17
The Second Great Awakening and the Democratization of American Christianity

  • Hatch, The Democratization of American Christianity, 123-243

Feb. 22
Theology and the Second Great Awakening; Charles G. Finney and the "New Measures"

  • Tallant, ed., "American Revival Narratives," chap. 5

Feb. 24
The Second Great Awakening, Reform, and Politics

  • Smith, Revivalism and Social Reform, 7-62

Feb. 29
The Prayer Revival of 1857-58; Revivalism and the Civil War

  • Smith, Revivalism and Social Reform, 63-94, 178-224
  • Tallant, ed., "American Revival Narratives," chaps. 7-8

DIVIDED REVIVALISTS: THE DEVELOPMENT OF MODERNISM, PENTECOSTALISM, AND FUNDAMENTALISM
1860s-1930s

Mar. 2
The Development of Mainline, Liberal Christianity after 1860; The Social Gospel, Progressivism, and Prohibitionism

  • Smith, Revivalism and Social Reform, 95-102, 148-177

Mar. 7
Dwight L. Moody and Victorian Revivalism

Mar. 9
The Rise of the Holiness Movement

  • Smith, Revivalism and Social Reform, 103-134

Mar. 14
No Class-Spring Break

Mar. 16
No Class-Spring Break

Mar. 21
The Azusa Street Revival of 1906-07 and the Origins of the Modern Pentecostal Movement

  • Tallant, ed., "American Revival Narratives," chap. 8

Mar. 23
The Azusa Street Revival of 1906-07 and its Consequences

  • Tallant, ed., "American Revival Narratives," chap. 9

Mar. 28
Exam 2

Mar. 30
The Development and Decline of Conservative, Fundamentalist, and Premillennialist Forms of Protestantism

Apr. 4
Billy Sunday and the Redemption of Urban America

  • Dorsett, Billy Sunday, all pages

MODERN REVIVALISM AND FUNDAMENTALISM
1940s-1990s

Apr. 6
The Reawakening of American Fundamentalism, 1930s-40s

  • Carpenter, Revive Us Again, xi-140

Apr. 11
Billy Graham and Modern Evangelicalism, 1940s-60s

  • Carpenter, Revive Us Again, 141-249

Apr. 13
Revivalism Renewed, 1960s-70s: Oral Roberts and the Modern Charismatic Revival, Televangelism, The Asbury Revival of 1970 and the Jesus People

Apr. 18
The Fundamentalist v. Modernist Debate in the Southern Baptist Convention, 1979-95

  • Ammerman, Baptist Battles, xi-125

Apr. 20
No Class-Good Friday Observance

Apr. 25
The Fundamentalist v. Modernist Debate in the Southern Baptist Convention, 1979-95

  • Ammerman, Baptist Battles, 126-293
  • TERM PAPERS DUE APRIL 25

Apr. 27
Is There a New Awakening in the 1990s?; Promise Keepers and the College Revivals of 1995-96

  • Tallant, ed., "American Revival Narratives," chap. 10

May 2
The Laughing Revival (or, the Toronto Blessing); the Brownsville Revival in Pensacola

  • Tallant, ed., "American Revival Narratives," chaps. 11-12

FINAL EXAM

May 10
Exam 3
will be given Wednesday, May 10, at 3:00-5:00

 


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