Many churches experienced a great increase in membership, and the revival stimulated moral reforms, such as the temperance movement. Learn more about the Second Great Awakening and its impact on American Protestantism. Great Awakening, series of religious revivals that swept over the American colonies about the middle of the 18th cent.
The more aware of and in alignment with that design we can become, the more we will experience the deep desires of our hearts and souls, and perhaps, together, we can truly create a world that works for everyone." ― Jeffrey R. Anderson, The ... The Great Awakening was an outburst of Protestant Revivalism in the eighteenth century.