Great Awakening

number of periods of religious revival in American Christian history

The Great Awakenings were a few periods of religious revival in United States history. The term is used sometimes to refer to events like the Protestant Reformation, as well as to identify general trends within U.S. religious culture.

There are four generally accepted Great Awakenings in U.S. history:

  • The First Great Awakening (1730s - 1740s)
  • The Second Great Awakening (1800s - 1830s)
  • The Third Great Awakening (1880s - 1900s)
  • The Fourth Great Awakening (1960s - 1970s)