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The Great Awakening in Middlesex County

Mid-18th century American Religious Revival

Sunday, October 25, 2020
4:00 PM

ZOOM Lecture

The Great Awakening in Middlesex County

On Sunday, October 25, at 4:00 PM, the Middlesex County Museum and Historical Society will sponsor a Zoom lecture on the Great Awakening. The Reverend Dr. Robert W. Prichard will speak on “The Great  Awakening and its Effects on Middlesex County.”

The Great Awakening was a mid-18th century American religious revival that was a part of a broader revival in Protestant churches in Germany, the Netherlands, the British Isles, the thirteen American colonies, and South Africa. The Awakening had a lasting effect on the shape of American life. Historians have long argued, for example, that it led to religious pluralism, shaped the character of African-American religion, cemented the common identity of the thirteen colonies as distinct from British colonies in Canada and the Caribbean, and contributed to the American Revolution.

Dr. Pritchard is the Arthur Lee Kinsolving Professor Emeritus of Christianity in America at the Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria. He is the former president of the Historical Society of the Episcopal Church and is the author or editor of ten books. A question and answer period will follow the lecture.

To request the Zoom link or telephone dial-in number for this lecture, please email the Middlesex Museum at middlesexmuseum@va.metrocast.net or call 804-758-3663.