Evangelism During the Second Great Awakening

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     Between 1790 and 1840, millions of new Christians joined Protestant churches throughout the United States.  Many of the new converts became members of the Baptist and Methodist Churches.  Since Baptist and Methodist ministers were the main leaders of the movement, it is not surprising that their churches grew the most.      Baptist and Methodist ministers traveled throughout the developing

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Creation Science vs. Evolutionary Science

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     In Edwards vs. Aguillard (1987), 482 U.S. 578, the Supreme Court examined a Louisiana Supreme Court decision regarding a state law mandating the teaching of creation science, when evolutionary science was taught.  Don Aguillard, an assistant principal in a Louisiana High School filed suit against the law stating that it violated the Establishment Clause of the U.S. Constitution. 

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Western Political Thought at Mid-Twentieth Century

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     For better or worse, four intellectuals have significantly influenced political thought in the Twentieth Century.  They have contributed primarily to political liberalism which is what has been taught in most universities for over half a century due to liberalism’s stranglehold on most universities.  The four essayists were David E. Lilienthal, Daniel Bell, C. Wright Mills and John Maynard

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Modernity Questioned

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     Modern thinkers believed that natural laws governed the universe.  If man could master these laws, he could mold and shape his environment to his design.  Western politicians, businessmen and thinkers emphasize scientific innovations in an attempt to shape their world.  Their efforts resulted in the Scientific Revolution in the academy, the Protestant Reformation in the church and colonization

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Revisionists on Stalin’s 1930s Purge

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     In American and Western European scholarship, most researchers place Josef (Iosif) Stalin along with Adolph Hitler as the most murderous dictators in Twentieth-Century history.  Stalin killed or imprisoned millions of his own countrymen.  The current Stalin debate does not dispute these murders.  The debate centers on why Stalin carried out the communist party purges in the mid to late

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Renewing Christianity During The First Great Awakening

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     During the First Great Awakening in the early Eighteenth Century, Protestant Pastors began to stress the Christian faith was a relationship.  Gifted ministers such as Jonathan Edwards and George Whitefield made the movement particularly powerful through out the British colonies in America.      Since the Protestant Reformation, when many educated theologians and clergy turned their back on the

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Who Can Agree on Pragmatism?

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     When William James wrote “What Pragmatism Means” in 1907, he cited Charles Peirce as a philosopher who influenced his thinking on Pragmatism.  However, Peirce and James disagreed on many propositions of pragmatism such as the meaning of truth, the nature of belief and the value of science.  These differences structured pragmatism in very different ways for the men.

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