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Timeline 1700 - 1799

1703
1706
Francis Makemie founds the first Presbytery in America in Philadelphia
1714
b. Immanuel Kant, a leader of the Romantic movement. He said knowledge is not what is, but only what our minds can grasp
1714
b. George Whitefield
c. 1720
During the 1720's, revival breaks out as Theodore Frelinghuysen preaches in New Jersey. Revival spreads through Gilbert Tennant to New Brunswick. It is the first stirrings of the First Great Awakening
1727
The Golden Summer. A revival broke out among Count Nikolaus Ludwig Zinzendorf and the Hussite Moravian refugees he had taken in. Many Moravian missionaries were sent overseas
1734 - 1737
The Great Awakening continues as Jonathan Edwards preaches in Massachusettes. Revival spreads to Connecticut
1739 - 1741
George Whitefield joins Edwards. He traveled diligently, traveling between England and America 13 times, and was able to reach about 80% of the colonists with the gospel
1739
The Methodists begin as a parachurch society in London
1741
The conservative Old Side/ pro-revival New Side controversy in American Presbyterianism
1746
Princeton founded by the Presbyterians
1754
Dartmouth founded for Native Americans
1758
Old Side/New Side schism healed
1759
b. Charles Simeon, founder of low-church party of Church of England
1759
b. William Wilberforce, an evangelical in the Church of England, who fought against slavery and wrote Real Christianity
1761
b. William Carey
1764
Brown founded by Baptists
1766
Rutgers founded by Dutch Reformed. All these new colleges were fruit of the Great Awakening
1768
Lady Huntingdon, who brought Methodism to the upper classes and founded "The Countess of Huntingdon's Connexion", opened Trevecca House as a Methodist Seminary
1770
d. Whitefield.
1772
b. Archibald Alexander, who would organize Princeton Theological Seminary
c. 1773 - 1775
Founded, the first black Baptist church in America, Silver Bluff, South Carolina
1779
1783
b. Asahel Nettleton
1784
John Wesley baptizes Thomas Coke, making Methodism a denomination separate from the Church of England
1787
Archibald Alexander at Hampton Sydney College. May be considered the first early stirrings of the Second Great Awakening
1791
d. Lady Huntingdon
1792
Particular Baptist Society for Propagating the Gospel among the Heathen founded, later called the Baptist Missionary Society
1792
b. Charles Finney, inventor of modern revivalism
1792
William Carey preaches "Expect great things from God. Attempt great things for God."
1795
London Missionary Society founded
1797
b. Charles Hodge
1799
Church Missionary Society founded
1799
Friedrich Schleiermacher's On Religion: Speeches to its Cultured Despisers presented Christianity in a Romantic, subjective light. Precursor to Liberalism