New Ideas influence the Colonies. Chapter 3 Section 3 (Part 2). The Enlightenment. The Enlightenment was a renaissance movement in which people concluded the world was governed by law of math and science not by chance or miracles Copernicus, Galileo Galilei , Isaac Newton
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Chapter 3 Section 3 (Part 2)
Many colonists read about and were influenced by enlightenment ideas
could not take away.
“[It is] God that holds you over the pit of hell, much as one holds a spider: his wrath towards you burns like a fire; he looks upon you as worthy of nothing else but to be cast into the fire;…and yet it is nothing but His hand that hold you from falling into the fire every moment”
Very graphic description; You control your own fate
Religion changes from the old puritan way of a minister preaching to simpler, more emotional style.