The cane ridge meeting house sat on the gentle slopes of a large hill covered with bamboo—the cane that gave the ridge its name—and scattered clumps of trees the simple meeting house could hold 500 (standing room), but the congregation had recently erected a large tent, perhaps to accommodate the anticipated crowds. Emotionalism in the american religion the cane ridge experience marked the beginning of the evolution of the church hundreds of people gathered at cane ridge, kentucky for days or even weeks. In the 1800's on the western frontier of the united states, the ministries of james mcgready, barton stone, and peter cartwright all experienced a visitation from god that caused wide spread revival especially in the southern states the cane ridge revival in kentucky received wide publicity in the newspapers of their day.
Religious frenzy another illustration of ultra-emotionalism in religion is shakerism, the sect founded in england in the mid-eighteenth century it is so called because of the frenzied dances its devotees practiced when they became emotionally stirred a great religious “revival” took place on the kentucky frontier at cane ridge in 1801.
Revival at cane ridge friday, august 6, 1801—wagons and carriages bounced along narrow kentucky roads, kicking up dust and excitement as hundreds of men, women, and children pressed toward cane ridge, a church about 20 miles east of lexington. Book: citizens of zion: the social origins of camp meeting revivalism by ellen eslinger citizens of zion does more than explain a particular instance of religious revivalism (cane ridge) it explores the creation of a new form of worship that enabled people to relate more comfortably to a changing society through an intense collective experience. The cane ridge revival in kentucky received wide publicity in the newspapers of their day charles finney was one of america's greatest revivalists he received great criticism for his new methods of evangelist procedures such as altar calls.
The great revival a revival movement among a people who had previously shown such little interest in religion and had indeed fostered assiduously an attitude of antipathy to it is one of the strangest chapters in american religious history in august, 1801, barton stone introduced the movement into cane ridge, kentucky, and held one of. First, there were extensive revivals taking place in sw kentucky and cane ridge, kentucky these were continuous meetings, often preached by 7 and 8 ministers of all denominations, with emotionalism running high and seemingly out of control. Cane ridge was a preview of the spirit’s coming with ecstatic speech and experiences as a freedom was released on the american frontier in addition, “the confusing erosion of basic calvinistic doctrines and.
Me and william mcgee a series of small revivals that included william and his brother john culminated in the cane ridge revival in 1801--a weekend camp meeting that brought thousands of people to a rural church in kentucky for what a vanderbilt university historian has called arguably the most important religious gathering. Cane ridge, kentucky, holds a special place in the narrative of the second great awakening most scholars locate the kentucky revivals, starting in 1801, as the birthplace of a southern revival that continued for several more years and fed into the evangelical energy that became the second great awakening. In august, 1801, barton stone introduced the movement into cane ridge, kentucky, and held one of the most famous camp meetings of all time more than twenty thousand people attended methodist and baptist ministers aided the presbyterians, several preaching at once in different parts of the mammoth camp meeting.
If methodists could not experience this second work of grace under the dull sermons in church the experiences at cane ridge allowed the masses to become part of the few who had been validated by god as predestinated to salvation. The cane ridge revival meetings in kentucky in early 1800s were led mostly by presbyterian preachers it was reported that people shook and lips quivered as many fell to the ground with shrieks and shouts. Explain the emotionalism of a cane ridge experience essays and research papers explain the emotionalism of a cane ridge experience aesthetics - emotionalism art – 170-n indiana wesleyan university april 13, 2013 abstract i have read and understand the plagiarism policy as outlined in the syllabus and the sections in the student bulletin relating to the iwu honesty/cheating policy.