Why had Americans strayed from the church?

Make sure you insert a footnote citation if you are quoting from another source. Each essay should be about 500 words in length.
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This is a sermon that Jonathan Edwards gives at a revival in Connecticut. It was designed to bring the “strayed” back to church. Things to consider:
1. Why had Americans strayed from the church?
2. Compare Jonathan Edwards approach to George Whitfield (a preacher at the same time and had the same success).
3. Colonists, at this time were British, but they are transitioning to become an American. How does religion play a role in this transition?
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Jonathan Edwards Revives Enfield, Connecticut, 1741

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