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« Reply #25 on: March 30, 2012, 10:52:35 pm »
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Jmf: First Great Awakening = mass religious revivalism in the American colonies in the mid-18th century, preachers like Jonathan Edwards (Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God).  It's usually hailed as the first cultural event that is really a product of the American Colonies.

Much less interesting to me than the Second Great Awakening (1820s-1840s), which gave us Millerism->Adventism, Mormonism, mass spread of Methodism, Baptism...much more colorful.
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« Reply #26 on: April 01, 2012, 03:17:10 am »
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Jmf: First Great Awakening = mass religious revivalism in the American colonies in the mid-18th century, preachers like Jonathan Edwards (Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God).  It's usually hailed as the first cultural event that is really a product of the American Colonies.

Much less interesting to me than the Second Great Awakening (1820s-1840s), which gave us Millerism->Adventism, Mormonism, mass spread of Methodism, Baptism...much more colorful.

As for the Thrid and Fourths?
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I imagine hyphenation, for both spouses, as a sort of custom would very quickly make us all sound like a bunch of bizarrely named English aristocrats. If Peter Flynn marries Beatrice Mendez and has a kid named Anthony, who in turn marries Alice Glazowski-Chanut, their kid would be named Colin Mendez-Flynn-Glazowski-Chanut, who would then marry Beth Harper-Zhang-Rothman-Wald, and their kid would be named...
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« Reply #27 on: April 03, 2012, 04:10:53 pm »
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Sorry for the double post but this was never resolved:

Now, why isn't Canada as religious as we (the USA) are?
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I imagine hyphenation, for both spouses, as a sort of custom would very quickly make us all sound like a bunch of bizarrely named English aristocrats. If Peter Flynn marries Beatrice Mendez and has a kid named Anthony, who in turn marries Alice Glazowski-Chanut, their kid would be named Colin Mendez-Flynn-Glazowski-Chanut, who would then marry Beth Harper-Zhang-Rothman-Wald, and their kid would be named...
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« Reply #28 on: April 04, 2012, 01:51:50 pm »
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Sorry for the double post but this was never resolved:

Now, why isn't Canada as religious as we (the USA) are?

I suspect one reason is the entanglement of the Anglican Church in the politics of Canada in the late 18th and early 19th century gave anticlericalism a greater impetus north of the border than it ever attained here in the States.
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« Reply #29 on: April 04, 2012, 02:10:22 pm »
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Accursed I guess.
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