pose a well-structured research paper on one of the topics below
related to the American Christian Experience. You should focus on
creating an interesting introduction containing a narrow, clear, and
arguable thesis, writing a clearly organized body with logical support
and external sources for your assertions, and a conclusion that makes
a reasonable and emphatic point.
Suittable topics for this essay include:
The Puritan settlement and Early Colonization.
Why did the
Pilgrims and Puritans come to America? (I’m looking for the
details of their persecution). Why did other denominations
The American Religious map at the time of the War of
By the end of the colonial period, what
religions were prevalent in which colonies? How did they relate
to the state and federal government?
The First Great Awakening.
What sparked this revival? Who
were the key figures of Jonathan Edwards, George Whitefield,
and John Wesley? What did they do that was so different?
George Whitefield was a Calvinist; John Wesley was an
Arminian; both were called Methodists in their day.
do they share in common, and what are their differences?
The Second Great Awakening.
Who was Charles Grandison
Finney? What did he believe? What did he do, and how did he do it?
The Civil War and American Denominationalism.
How did the various denominations react to the questions of slavery,
states’ rights, and the Civil War? What happened before the
war? What happened after it?
What is fundamentalism? How does the
theological (doctrinal) definition differ from what people
means? What are the differences between fundamentalists and
Liberal Theology and Radical Theology.
What is Liberalism
in Theology? What is Radicalism in Theology? Specifically, what
are the beliefs of Feminist Theology and Liberation Theology?
Pentecostals and the Azusa Street Revival.
What was this
revival? How did Pentecostalism develop from it?
Charismatics and the Jesus People Movement.
the Jesus People? Who were some major figures in the
movement? How does it affect contemporary American
600 to 800 wordsas counted by Microsoft Word on the bottom
left-hand corner of the screen. (This is approximately 2-3 pages of
text, not including the Works Cited page at the end.) Text must be
double-spaced and written in 12 pt. font.