Date: September 03, 2013 08:15AM
> I remember as a young missionary learning the
> mandatory discussions about a "religious
> excitement" that occured in New York state in the
> 1800's but didn't really know if there really was
> such an event. At times, when you've been so
> indoctrinated to seperate "truth from fiction".
Actually, the Second Great Awakening was not limited to New York State, it covered most of the United States. It led to great growth in membership in all the main churches and spawned several smaller religious organization. Seventh-Day Adventists are one, the Restoration Movement (Disciples of Christ/Churches of Christ) is another, the Mormons is a third. This was an important period in American history, check http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Great_Awakening