By Norbert Finzsch, Ursula Lehmkuhl
Atlantic Communications examines the improvement of communications expertise and its effect on German-American kinfolk from the 17th to the 20th century. How was once varied media used or abused politically? How did the constitution and technique of Atlantic verbal exchange swap? How did universal social spheres emerge? and the way used to be this improvement motivated by way of the methods and technique of Atlantic verbal exchange? Media mentioned comprises speech, the telegraph, newspapers, and the relocating photo. How used to be wisdom in regards to the different part of the Atlantic produced? How did the habit of media companies fluctuate in Germany and the us? How did they adapt yes parts from one tradition to a different? in accordance with interdisciplinary examine integrating media reviews and historic research, this ebook is an leading edge old method of German-American kinfolk seen as a part of the communications method of the Atlantic global.
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Print took the Awakening into the public sphere as men and women in taverns and coffeehouses read revival reports in the weeklies. Dr Alexander Hamilton, a Maryland doctor and bon vivant, traveled through the colonies during the Great Awakening and was surprised to hear religious discussions in public places among ordinary people. At inns and taverns, he frequently heard uneducated people debating the finer points of theology. On a ferry crossing the Connecticut River he listened to a group of “lower class” people “talk so pointedly about justification, sanctification, adoption, regeneration, repentance, free grace, reprobation, original sin, and a thousand other such pritty, chimerical knick knacks as if they had done nothing but studied divinity all their life time and perused all the lumber of the scholastic divines, and yet the fellows look .
Harvard’s president and faculty fired back a response that charged Whitefield with “enthusiasm,” suggesting that the itinerant based his sermons on claims of direct revelation rather than squarely on the canonical Word of God. 38 Well before Whitefield perfected his pulpit oratory, Tennent had earned a reputation as a “searching” and “awakening” preacher. Indeed, when Whitefield first heard the Presbyterian deliver a sermon, he called him a true “Son of Thunder,” one who delivered the Word of God as a warning for those who did not repent.
As graduates of Harvard, the ministers found the attack unwarranted and mean spirited, and they argued that the institution did indeed prepare young men to preach the Word of God in a sound, orthodox manner. ” Harvard’s president and faculty fired back a response that charged Whitefield with “enthusiasm,” suggesting that the itinerant based his sermons on claims of direct revelation rather than squarely on the canonical Word of God. 38 Well before Whitefield perfected his pulpit oratory, Tennent had earned a reputation as a “searching” and “awakening” preacher.
Atlantic Communications: The Media in American and German History from the Seventeenth to the Twentieth Century by Norbert Finzsch, Ursula Lehmkuhl